Pamela Ferdinand

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer

Editorial Services to Make Your Writing Shine

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.

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.
Content Types
Guide, Ebook, Website Copy, Press Release, Blog Post, Email Newsletter
More Information
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, M.S.
Chicago, IL, USA|English

Published Content

Blog Post
Decoding with Color
January 24th, 2018
Blog Post
Keeping Projects on Track
September 4th, 2018
Blog Post
Opening Lines
September 25th, 2018
Three Wishes: An extraordinary true story of good friends on their journey to motherhood

Co-author of a triple memoir published by Little, Brown & Co. in the US and in five other countries.

June 28th, 2011
Pamela Ferdinand

A selection of articles from outlets including The Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Miami Herald, among others.
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October 4th, 2017
Blog Post
Content Delivery in 2020 Politics: Live, Live, Live!
February 6th, 2019
Blog Post
The Case Against Adverbs
October 9th, 2018
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