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Nancy Duin

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Full name Nancy Duin
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
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I have extensive experience working as a freelance copywriter and editor for a large number of television, multimedia and publishing companies and government departments and agencies. In particular, I am a very experienced internet content provider/manager/strategist and information architect, as well as co-creator and tutor of two courses on writing and editing for the web. I am an all-rounder with the ability to tackle just about any subject (except the very academic or esoteric), with particular expertise in popular medicine and history & archaeology. I also work with Sue Davis - web designer and trainer - in a loose partnership called The Thing Itself.

Editorial work Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing
URL http://www.thethingitself.net
Media outlets regularly worked for

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    Biography

    Clients:

    • English Heritage: have written/rewritten 52 pieces for website in celebration of Act that created the listing system.
    • Cypres (communications agency in Leuven, Belgium): have given presentations on online content strategy to their staff and to a group of their clients; also blog on their website.
    • SJ Berwin: copywriting all 700+ pages of this international law firm's website .
    • BeGrand.net ('the website for grandparents'): deputy managing editor of this government-funded website 2009–11.
    • Department for International Development (UK government): consultant 2007–09, revamped large section of website and created internal monthly newsletter.
    • Channel 4 Television: editorial consultant 1990–2007; editor of the C4 History website 2000–2007.
    • BBC: wrote online column and numerous booklets, plus edited a quarterly history magazine.
    • British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta): government agency.
    • Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE): government agency.
    • Demos: think tank.
    • Publishing Training Centre: freelance trainer (writing and editing for the web).

    I was also internet director of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, in charge of their website, for 8 years until September 2012.