Rebecca Palermo
Rebecca Palermo
Writer and Editor

Rebecca Palermo
Feature Article Writer and Editor  for academic institutions and nonprofit organizations.



Rebecca Palermo writes feature articles, blog posts, and web content with eloquence, and edits client work with an eye for style and clarity. She challenges herself to listen to the voices of her clients and interview subjects, and to allow those voices to ring out clearly in her writing and editing work.


As a bookworm growing up in a small Connecticut town, Rebecca’s early heroes ranged from children’s book authors Madeleine L’Engle and Lewis Carroll to influential novelists Zora Neale Hurston and Virginia Woolf. She admired the power they wielded to tell vivid, captivating stories and dreamed one day of becoming a storyteller herself.


Rebecca held early aspirations of becoming a writer throughout childhood and into her college career at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City, where the culture of writing and writers flourished around her. She focused on her creative writing after college, and, over the years, built an additional freelance business, writing feature articles, blog posts, and online content for private clientele.

Rebecca prides herself on listening to who her clients are and what they most need to communicate to their audiences. Whether writing content that will represent a client’s work, or interviewing subjects who are passionate about their own projects, she endeavors to make sure that each voice comes through with clarity and integrity.


When she’s not writing, Rebecca enjoys cooking without stopping to measure precisely, swimming a poorly executed freestyle, and spending time with her husband and son near their home in Cambridge, MA.



·         Writing feature articles for schools, colleges, and universities, as well as nonprofit organizations and small businesses, focusing on the work of individual centers, programs, and faculty/staff.

·         Writing blog posts with the intent to communicate, educate, and inform target audiences.

·         Writing web content which engages and speaks directly to the interests of frequent site visitors.

·         Editing feature articles, blog posts, e-books, and web content for length, grammar, and style.

·         Conducting research and interviewing subjects for feature articles and blog posts.

·         Consultation with clients regarding tone, message, and audience engagement.

Management of communications pieces in conjunction with social media presence.



Client Reviews

Rebecca delivered quick, professional, and deft copyediting services when I hired her to edit a series of articles run by WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station. I appreciated her attention to detail, as well as her keen understanding of style, grammar, and usage. Plus, she was able to turn around the work quickly, as we approached our deadline, making her both a reliable and competent freelancer.
— Adrienne Lavidor-Berman
When I entrusted Rebecca with a sensitive and time-critical writing project for Harvard Medical School, she delivered clear and elegant communications, on deadline and on budget. Her deft writing, professional demeanor and creative approach keep her on my shortlist.
— Alan Leo