Nina realized her passion for words from the tender age of four, when she received her first wide-ruled paper tablet and fat yellow pencil and knew that she could create anything she wanted. She carried that passion through grade school playing Scrabble, winning spelling bees, and easily diagramming sentences. In high school she soaked up two years of Latin, immersing herself in the origin and meaning of the words that form the foundation for English vocabulary. She loves crossword puzzles and is a self-proclaimed Words with Friends junkie.
For more than 20 years she has assisted lawyers and judges with her instinctive editorial eye, drafting, editing, and proofreading legal documents and correspondence, knowing full well that a misplaced comma can change the meaning from innocence to guilt. She has authored multiple books, and her work has been showcased in a variety of publications, including Writers’ Journal.
Nina’s experience also includes service as a Certified Professional Coach. After 10 years in that role, she knows the challenge entrepreneurs face to stand out from the crowd. She provides workshops and private coaching to “dress your message for success” by making it clear, concise, compelling, and correct.
Books by Nina Durfee:
Say It Simply: 8 Easy Steps to Turn Readers into Clients
Feel Good No Matter What: 52 Inspiring Reflections to Awaken the Life You Love! (Co-authored with Anna Goldsworthy)
Full Bloom: 7 Practical Steps to Get What You Want +1 to Grow On
Some interesting tidbits:
At age 16 Nina single-handedly took off and landed an airplane in a 35-mile-per-hour crosswind without benefit of autopilot or co-pilot.
Nina practices Transcendental Meditation (TM) daily and was trained as a TM instructor by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Completed items on Nina’s bucket list include zip lining, white-water rafting, singing and dancing in a (way off Broadway) musical production, and canoeing amidst alligators.
What makes a good editor?
Different editors focus on different content in different ways.
Praise for Nina's Editing
WOW! Your work is amazing. I love how you make it more clear without changing my voice. You are talented!
School Teacher/Writer, Richardson, TX
Revising the opening paragraph was brilliant. Of the 8 or 9 other editors who have reviewed this work, you are the first to suggest such a change. I am blown away by the profound impact of moving a single paragraph. So simple, yet it makes all the difference. Absolutely brilliant!
D. Reed Whittaker, Author