Welcome to the Reading Room. If you feel so inclined, this is the place to download free stuff, buy my books and read my random musings. I really enjoy blogging, so I manage two regularly updated blogs. The one you'll find on this website focuses on business tips and insights, while my Medium blog is slightly more relaxed (and some might say, slightly more humorous).

I love honest feedback, whether it's nice or nasty - so if something I've written leaves an impression on you, I'd love to know about it. I'd also love to know if you're interested in working with me on any writing project you might have in mind. All you need to do is get in touch, and we'll go nice and easily from there.

Let's talk!


You on a Page: How to Write Your First CV

Are you struggling to write your first CV?

When your career successes are all in front of you, it can feel like you haven't got very much to say.

Help is at hand! Once you've read this must-have guide, written by a professional CV writer and former recruiter, you'll know exactly what to say and how to say it.

You'll be shown how to describe your education, skills and experience in a uniquely compelling - and employable - way. You'll also be taken step-by-step through the CV writing process, with a handy template that shows you just where your information needs to go.

No matter how good or bad your qualifications are, or how much real-world work experience you have, 'You on a Page' will help you make the most of it, and get you started on the 'write' career path!




A uniquely wry perspective on life, work, divorce and bookmarks

Born in the kitsch Essex town of Southend-on-Sea, Nina Jervis stumbled awkwardly through an eccentric childhood as part of a father-led single parent family.

Told to get a stable job, she abandoned her long-held dream of becoming a writer and started a career in HR instead. Somewhere along the way, she got married.

Fuelled by dissatisfaction, distraction and a love of all things slightly random, Nina chronicled all the bizarre thoughts and feelings that often go unnoticed in an ordinary day, sharing them in a blog she thought nobody would ever read.

Now a successful writer with a divorce, Nina's 'Procrastinations' is the perfect companion for anyone who has ever daydreamed.

So grab an ill-advised chain-brand coffee, take a windswept walk along Southend Pier, and take yourself away with Nina's insightful, slightly cynical (and often vaguely humorous) view of the world.

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I'd Rather Get a Cat and Save the Planet

Conversations with Child-free Women

"I've often wanted to read something more light-hearted and upbeat about being child-free; something that reflects the fact that choosing not to have children is as natural and normal as choosing to have them.

Something that’s just about the joys, ups and downs of child-free-ness.”

Join Nina Jervis and her irreverent band of party guests, as they take a warm, witty, and searingly honest look at the oft-unspoken “me too!” moments of being child-free.

No subject is safe, from media portrayals and workplace drama, to friendship struggles and awkward family events.

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Nina Jervis

Southendian freelance writer and caffeine enthusiast