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nDash Writer Profile for Pamela Ferdinand


About Me

I am an experienced nonfiction editor, published author, and award-winning journalist who provides editing and content writing services to English language clients worldwide.

I understand the impact of words and creative problem-solving to help writers perfect their work and meet clients' needs in their authentic voice and brand. With a keen editor's eye, I pride myself on my resourcefulness and ability to translate complex issues into powerful and clear language. I appreciate deadlines, too, and I meet them.

My current work involves writing and editing everything from articles and book manuscripts to speeches and blogs. I provide nonfiction book proposal and manuscript critiques as well as one-on-one consulting, copy editing, proofreading, line editing, substantive (heavy) editing, and developmental editing.

My own publishing experience includes co-authoring a triple memoir — “Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Amazing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood” (Little, Brown & Co.) — that was dubbed “A Tome of the Brave" by Oprah's O Magazine and published in five other countries.

I draw on a decades-long journalism career to expertly handle a wide range of genres and topics and keep projects on track for my clients. As a reporter for The Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Miami Herald, I covered everything from politics, education, parenting, and plane crashes to hurricanes, hackers, and neuroscience, and I was one of 10 international journalists selected for an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship. I've freelanced for NPR, The Economist, National Geographic News, Slate, This Old House, and Boston Magazine, among many others, as well as academic institutions and nonprofits including Northwestern University and Boston University.

Memberships include the Society of Professional Journalists, Editorial Freelancers Association, and I am represented by the Denise Shannon Literary Agency in New York City.

Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness


Law & Politics

My Writing Samples

Emotional Branding

Blog for Chicago advertising firm


A Wide Net to Trap Cancer

Science article for academic institution


The Rent is Too High

Article for trade site




Company: The Washington Post

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Company: The Boston Globe

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Company: The Miami Herald

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Company: Little, Brown & Co.

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Aha Media Group, Book Launchers, Greenleaf Book Group, Callisto Media Group, Curmudgeon Group, Pew Research, private clients

Company: Freelance

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Ghostwriter for private/company blogs and reporter for news sites

Company: Freelance

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Content I Write