Nancy Duin is a freelance copywriter, content strategist, editor and trainer. Initially working for book publishers, she later expanded her repertoire to structuring, writing and editing websites on a wide range of subjects for television companies, businesses, and government agencies and departments. Her clients include:
- Channel 4 Television – she was an editorial consultant for almost two decades, editing and writing both print publications and websites, and editor of the Channel 4 History website for seven years
- Department for International Development – she was closely involved in the redevelopment of the DFID website, and produced an email newsletter to all overseas communications staff
- BeGrand.net – she was deputy managing editor of this government-funded 'website for grandparents'.
In addition, in 2000 she co-created – with Sue Davis – the PTC's Writing and Editing for the Web course, one of the first of its kind in the UK, and has helped tutor it ever since. She has also created a web editorial skills course for the University of the Arts London and co-created another for the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (she was the society's internet director for eight years).
Nancy and Sue Davis have formed a partnership as The Thing Itself. Through this, they have given presentations on content strategy to the staff and clients of Cypres, a communications agency in the Belgian city of Leuven.
Born in the US, Nancy has lived in London for many years.
For further information about Nancy Duin, visit her website: www.nancyduin.net.