Pamela Ferdinand

Evanston, IL USA

Professional Experience

Author. Editor. Journalist. I am an experienced Chicago-based journalist, editor and author available for writing and editing assignments. I pride myself on having a keen editor's eye and writing clear, accurate, and engaging prose. As a journalist for major English language newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Miami Herald, I have covered everything from elections, education, parenting and plane crashes to hurricanes, hackers, and neuroscience. 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 Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a freelance writer, I have contributed to major national magazines as well as National Geographic News, The Economist, Boston Magazine, NPR, Slate’s DoubleX, and FRONTLINE, among others. I also co-authored a triple memoir (Little, Brown & Co.) that Oprah’s O Magazine dubbed “A Tome of the Brave" a


Book Author
5 Years
30 Years
30 Years


Women's Issues
15 Years
15 Years
Environment & Nature
30 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
25 Years
Newspaper - National
25 Years
Pr/marketing - all
12 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Washington Post (10+), The Boston Globe (10+), The Miami Herald (10+), National Geographic News (3-5), The Economist (6-10), The Huffington Post (1-2), Slate (1-2), (1-2), (1-2), This Old House (3-5), Boston Magazine (6-10), The Daily Mail (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Private clients (10+), Northwestern University (3-5), American Cancer Society (3-5)

Other Work History

New England correspondent for The Washington Post for six years; reporter for The Boston Globe and Miami Herald; published author with Little, Brown & Co. I have worked as an associate producer for NPR and contributed to online publications as well as provided editing services. I have taught journalism, editing and publishing at Boston University, Lake Forest College, and DePaul University. Freelance writer and editor for 10+ years.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Macintosh


Laptop, Desktop, Canon camera, audio recorder, iPhone


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Pulitzer Prize (National Desk, The Washington Post), Pulitzer Prize finalist (The Miami Herald), Chicago Writer's Association Best Traditional Nonfiction Book of the Year


Society of Professional Journalists



A selected portfolio of articles and additional information.