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Joan Wilder

As a freelance journalist, I’ve written hundreds of pieces that run the gamut from the hardest of hard news stories — fires, kidnappings, politics — to the most narrative of non-fiction features: travel stories, essays, and profiles. My work has appeared largely in business magazines and daily newspapers, including the Boston Globe (I wrote for the paper weekly for more than 10 years), and The Patriot Ledger — where I was a regular contributor with a beat for several years. I’ve ghost-written books, written non-fiction book proposals that sold to big publishers and authored and edited many other types of pieces: grants, press releases, corporate newsletters, website copy, short histories for reference books, narrative biographies, and one (!) TV script, entitled Sex, (no)Drugs, & Rock ’n’ Roll. (To see some of my older work, please visit