Dina is a badass. She will drive your writing project all the way to the finish! You put her on it, and it’s as good as done. Her talent as an editor and a writer becomes obvious the moment you read anything she has touched. We wrote RAISING MEN in less than 90 days, which is impressive on its own, but the fact that the book passed by the lawyers’ and publishers’ desks with only a couple of minor suggested modifications was nothing short of amazing. If both quality and completion are critical to the success of your writing project, you need Dina.
Dina is talented beyond words! I consider her to be the Shakespeare of our era! That’s no lie!
Dina brought a sensitive, thoughtful voice to the telling of the story behind Bully, weaving interviews, research and anecdotes together into a compelling, informative narrative. She was adept at taking many different perspectives and kinds of material, from statistics on bullying to stories from the film’s participants, to bring the film beyond the screen in this absorbing, powerful book.
Dina…edited our personal remembrances with care and at lightning speed.
To Dina Santorelli, whose devotion to helping me with this project is apparent on every page of this book, I thank you for waking up early, going to bed late and treating my words as if they were your own. Your assistance was invaluable; your friendship, priceless. Thank you for urging me forward and helping me to realize that I was indeed bigger than this book, not the other way around.
When Metal Powder Report magazine, an Elsevier, Inc. title, needed an interim editor to ensure continuous production until a full-time replacement could be named, I knew immediately that Dina was the right choice. Dina was able to get up to speed in a short time frame, working seamlessly with editorial, production, and management teams in the U.S. and Oxford, England. Her stellar production management, copyediting and proofreading skills—as well as her laser focus on execution and attention to detail—enabled uninterrupted production of the magazine during a critical transition period.
I had the good fortune to work with Dina when she assigned me a story for Salute, a magazine she edits. She was a pleasure to work with in every way—providing information in a timely manner, keeping me informed about changes, pointing me in the right direction, setting a reasonable deadline and then letting me do my thing. To top it off, she’s smart, funny and a great writer herself.
Dina is one of the best editors I’ve worked with in 25 years. She gives clear direction on story angle and scope, and doesn’t micromanage the writing process. Her comments and suggestions always make the article better—and make me a better writer. Being super-nice and approachable is a bonus!
Dina is one of the original members of our networking group for professional freelance writers and has been integral to its success. She is both a leader and a team player. Dina stays on top of industry trends and is generous in sharing her knowledge with members. She adds to discussions in ways that are always constructive, incisive and motivating.
Dina is a very insightful and detail-oriented editor. She is very clear and concise on assignment expectations and has provided valuable guidance on each assignment. Working as a freelancer for her has been a pleasure.