Deborah Durbin

Journalist, Author, Freelance Writer

             

'Deborah is one of the few journalists who really knows her stuff. She delivers professional copy on time, every time and checks facts, making my life a whole lot easier!'

Editor. The Sunday Express

'Deborah is an outstanding journalist and writer, with indepth knowledge of the market. Her writing is fluent, entertaining, accessible and informative – and is always of such a high standard, it requires little, if any editing. She gets what our readers want and delivers every time.'

Mary Bryce. Editor, Chat It's Fate

     'Deborah is spot on with her pitches, knowing exactly what is required for a specific page in a magazine, and she delivers great copy in the right tone, to the right length and with original content. An editor's ideal freelancer.'

Mel Brodie. Editor. The Mirror

   

Deborah is a freelance journalist, columnist and bestselling author in both fiction and non-fiction. She has worked for over 16 years in print and digital media. In that time she has written for many national and international newspapers and magazines, including; My Weekly, Bella, Woman, Essentials, Writers' News, the Daily Express, Dell (US), the New York Times, OK!, Fate & Fortune, It's Fate, Natural Health, Soul & Spirit, Prediction, Spirit & Destiny, the Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Mirror, Prediction, Readers Digest, the Guardian, Healthy Magazine, Prima, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Writing Magazine, and many more. 

 

  "I am impressed by Deborah's diligence to her profession and the care taken to ensure all articles submitted are engaging, relevant to our readership and, most importantly, well written. She has an understanding for delivering appropriate copy that requires no editing and pitching features that will make a difference to our readers’ lives."

Aine Toner - Editor Women's Way

Deborah specialises in health, family, lifestyle, general interest, women's issues, mind, body, spirit features and print and digital publishing. She is also a columnist for two national magazines and was previously the editor of Enchanted magazine. She has spent many years working as an undercover journalist and a court reporter and is a qualified proofreader and copy editor.  

Deborah has 13 books published to date, which have been translated into several languages and is a full member of The Society of Authors, Women in Journalism, Journalism UK and the National Union of Journalists. In addition to this, she has ghostwritten books for other people and often teaches journalism skills and freelance writing to people of all ages. She is also one of the ghost writers for The Ghost Writing Company http://www.ghostwritingcompany.co.uk/index.html

Deborah is also a virgin property developer, having recently bought a three bed house at auction. You can read how she gets on by going to http://www.deborahdurbinproperties.co.uk/

 

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My New Book, The Real Gypsy Guide to Fortune Telling is out in April!

Nice Things People Say About Me...

"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you, on behalf of Hodder, for all your hard work and commitment in producing this book. It really has been a pleasure working with you!"

Harry Scoble. Development Editor. Hodder Education

'I just finished reading the book and not only did I love it ( every page!) and the wonderful characters but I am writing to beg you to write a sequel! you're the JK Rowling of dead people!'

Deborah Ehling. USA Today

"I am impressed by Deborah's diligence to her profession and the care taken to ensure all articles submitted are engaging, relevant to our readership and, most importantly, well written. She has an understanding for delivering appropriate copy that requires no editing and pitching features that will make a difference to our readers’ lives."

Aine Toner – Editor – Woman’s Way Ireland

'A knowledgeable writer on spiritual subjects, her easy-to-read style makes the topic very accessible' 

Sue Ricketts, Editor, Take A Break's Fate & Fortune

'Deborah consistently comes up with ideas that our readers will love and follows up with great features that are entertaining, informative and tailored to our market.'

Karen Byrom - Editor, My Weekly

'Wow! Thank you so much for coming in to school last week to teach journalism. It was fantastic! The children really caught hold of what it means to write a good hook and you were great with them. Thank you!'

Sarah Vincent - Class 4 teacher. St. Georges School. WSM

'As a writer I know that writing a book successfully through the eyes of one character can be difficult but Deborah Durbin did just that and did it well. Deborah Durbin has written a tale that brings the reader into this little known world, entertains them and keeps them entranced until the final page.'

Karen Magill Author of A Rock 'n Roll Love Story

"If you know anybody (men included) who are about to hit the bit Four-Oh-My-God, then this latest gem from hilarious writer Deborah Durbin HAS to go in their stocking, Christmas or otherwise. Just so, so funny!

Amazon Reviewer for OMG I'm 40!

"Very funny but more than that, incredibly accurate!"
Dorothy Davies - Author