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Pamela Ferdinand

Pamela Ferdinand - Ghostwriter

Chicago, IL, United States

Ghostwriter, author, editor; award-winning journalist (Washington Post); published nonfiction author (Little, Brown & Co.); 25+ years

Overview

I am an experienced and award-winning journalist (Washington Post, Boston Globe, Miami Herald), published nonfiction author (Little, Brown & Co.), and freelance editor/ghostwriter who prides myself on my professionalism, resourcefulness, and keen editor's eye along with an ability to provide high quality and impactful prose.

Services
Book Ghostwriting Book Proposal Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Health & wellbeing History Life Sciences Nature Parenting & Families Philosophy Politics & Current Affairs Psychology

Awards

  • Chicago Writer's Association, Best Nonfiction Book (traditional publisher)
  • Pulitzer Prize (team awards)

Work experience

Ghostwriter/Editor/Author/Journalist

Self-employed
January, 1991 – Present (about 27 years)

As a nonfiction book author and award-winning journalist for more than two decades, I have worked with some of the top editors and writers in the country and written for national newspapers, magazines, and online publications on subjects ranging from neuroscience, education, the environment, and crime to business, parenting, and politics.

I pride myself on translating sometimes complex and technical issues into engaging, interesting, and accurate prose, and I ensure that clients communicate effectively and clearly. I have reviewed manuscripts and edited everything from academic essays to books and blogs to cover letters, helping clients say what they want to say and letting their voices shine. I am meticulous about details, ferocious about deadlines, and committed to collaboration.

I served as The Washington Post's New England correspondent in Boston for six years and was one of 10 international journalists selected for a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I also have contributed articles and blogs to National Geographic News, The Economist, Boston Magazine, NPR, Slate’s DoubleX, The Huffington Post, and FRONTLINE as well as university and health care publications, among others.

In addition, I co-authored 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.) sold in the US and five other countries and dubbed “A Tome of the Brave" by Oprah's O Magazine.

My journalism teaching experience includes Boston University’s College of Communication, Lake Forest College, and DePaul University in Chicago. Additional information is available at "

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood

Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, Pamela Ferdinand

Carey, Beth, and Pam had succeeded at work but failed at romance, and each resolved to have a baby before time ran out. Just one problem: no men. Carey took the first bold step towards single motherhood, searching anonymous donor banks until she found the perfect match. What she found was not a father in a vial, but a sort of magic potion. She met a man, fell in love, and got pregnant the old-... read more

Carey, Beth, and Pam had succeeded at work but failed at romance, and each resolved to have a baby before time ran out. Just one problem: no men. Carey took the first bold step towards single motherhood, searching anonymous donor banks until she found the perfect match. What she found was not a father in a vial, but a sort of magic potion. She met a man, fell in love, and got pregnant the old-... read more

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