About Pam

When I’m not editing or copywriting for clients, I write fiction, memoir and blogs. With these, I’ve been awarded residencies from the Peaked Hill Trust (2016), Provincetown C-Scape (2015), Turkey Land Cove Foundation (2015), the Ragdale Foundation (2013),  and the Edward Albee Foundation (2012), all of which have proved  invaluable to me in my growth as a fiction writer. I'm currently a member of Grub Street's Novel Incubator program.
       Inspired to provide women writers the same opportunities these amazing organizations have provided me, in 2015, I founded the Salty Quill Writers Retreat  with the mission of offering women writers what I believe are fundamental ingredients necessary to engage and strengthen their creative process–unlimited writing time, a beautiful private setting, author-led workshops, chef-prepared meals, the company of fellow writers, and the opportunity to share and critique new writing. For more information, visit The Salty Quill Writers Retreat for Women. I also coordinate and lead the North River Arts Society Writers’ Group, and participate in other small writing groups.
       In 2012, I opened my own editing and writing business, and have been busy ever since.  For the 25 years preceding, I worked in the publishing industry in various renditions: as an editor of medical trade magazines, a managing editor of educational trade magazines, a newspaper reporter and feature writer, a copywriter, and proofreader. I’ve worked for a major metropolitan newspaper, a small weekly paper, many non-profit organizations, advertising agencies, universities, and printing houses. I’ve a particular zest for start-ups. With an M.Ed., I taught English with a focus on process writing at Boston Latin School. And, I teach creative writing to school-age kids and private students.
      Whether writing, or editing manuscripts, poetry, articles, or dissertations, I love doing what I do. Helping talented, intelligent people articulate their ideas in order to craft clear, sound prose, is meaningful work. I hope that through the process, each client feels they’ve been treated with respect, dignity, and professionalism, and leaves feeling accomplished.
      If you would like further information, please feel free to contact me at pam@pamelaloring.net or by phone (see below).