Dina’s professional writing career began in 1986, with her first national magazine job in Santa Monica, California. Her history in the publishing world includes freelance travel and essay writing for national magazines and newspapers, production and associate editor for several magazines and book publishing companies, and a five-year stint as the owner of her own small publishing company, Authentic Publishing
Her personal study included short story writing at Beyond Baroque in Venice, screenwriting at San Francisco State University and with John Truby in Los Angeles, and novel writing at UC San Diego. In 1998 she received her masters degree in Biography/Autobiography from Vermont's Goddard College.
Prior to Dina’s graduate study research, she came upon her grandfather Wolff's manuscript, The Man From Highbelow
). Fascinated with his story of awakening as an artist, and the way that through discovering his life she better understood and accepted her own artistic nature, Dina decided to dedicate her life to facilitating the writing of memoir. Since then, she has helped dozens of writers discover what story it is they want to tell, facilitated the creation of a detailed “map” for the book, acted as their chapter-by-chapter editor, and designed and published their books.
Dina’s services include: coaching, editing, book design, and consulting. She works on a sliding scale in person, via mail, email, and/or telephone.
For me, there is no more meaningful work than facilitating another's discovery of their truth. Though the work is always challenging, the rewards are also always worth it.
Dina is a member of Southwest Writers. See www.southwestwriters.com
Dina is the 2006 New Mexico Discovery Award winner in the category of Fiction.
"Working with Dina was a real pleasure. Not only is she a talented writer, she is also passionate to really understand the spirit, tone, and manner that we are looking for. She is quick in her work and she responds very well to feedback, which is always key in this kind of project. I therefore couldn't recommend her more for any copywriting & editing work."
--Severine Vauleon, Lux Global Brand Director, Unilever, Asia
"With Dina's dynamite editing and coaching skills, my lifelong dream of publishing my memoir would never have come to fruition. Her intuition, spot-on editing, and loving guidance made a difficult process manageable, and ultimately, successful. Thank you, Dina."
"Hi Dina, I am very pleased with your editing. You have given me the help I needed to start a major revision
of the manuscript. . . . Thanks for you work."
-M.W., Albuquerque, NM
"Thanks, Dina, I am utterly thrilled that you liked my first efforts. Now I am inspired to start again! . . .
Thanks so much, Dina. I really appreciate you."
-N.W., Santa Fe, NM
"Dina dear, I was so delighted to receive your telephone call. I must wait to send you pages,
however, because I hear your voice—if not see your colored ink—making changes. Deletions
are your most important editing tool. I am so grateful I have interiorized your voice with
which I usually agree."
-G.H., Eureka, CA
"Thank you again for the time we had today, Dina ~ I felt very encouraged and motivated after talking with you. I still marvel at your encouragement and am greatful for it."
-K.D., Richardson, TX
For more information, contact:
Dina Wolff, M.A.
Phone: (505) 501-4068