Nila Do Simon

Nila Do Simon is a writer and editor for various publications, including Conde Nast Traveler,,, The New York Times, Garden & Gun and Marie Claire. She spent 15 years in the magazine newsroom, editing for city/regional lifestyle magazines in South Florida. Along the way, she picked up recognitions in feature writing, headline writing and best new magazine from the Florida Magazine Association. After a stint in Philadelphia, where she covered the Bill Cosby trial for The New York Times, Do Simon returned to Florida to further her full-time career in writing and editing. Her feature profile about a Black female surfer fighting for inclusion and representation in the sport appeared in Garden & Gun magazines and was chosen as one of the “15 Must-Read Stories by Florida Women,” by the women of The Marjorie, a “publication that fills the niche for in-depth, thoughtful and sustained reporting on the state’s environment, from the inside out.” Along the way, she added content creator to her line of work, working with brands such as The Boca Raton and Miansai.
Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in business management, both from the University of Florida. Nila has also reconnected with her alma mater, becoming an adjunct professor in feature writing for its journalism college.
In addition to her writing, Nila has been asked to speak on several panels, including the Womaze Women & Wellness series. She has also moderated discussions, such as the nationally viewed Broward Public Library Foundation’s LitLIVE! featuring authors Kaitlyn Greenidge and Kirstin Valdez Quade, and has been interviewed about her literacy advocacy at Miami’s CBS affiliate station.

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