Darla Ferrara



University of Nebraska

Northwestern University


Web technologies



Graphic design


  • 20 years experience working in internet technology and website design.
  • Has written applications in C, C+, CGI, XML, and ActionScript.
  • Freelance writer covering a range of topics including marketing, healthcare, and technology.


Darla Ferrara was a writer for Lifewire covering the topic of XML. She began her career developing accounting applications for a major bank in New Jersey. In the last ten years, she has focused on application specific programming for the internet and graphic design. She has written applications in C, C+, CGI, XML, and ActionScript.

Ferrara is a full-time freelance writer published internationally and an award-winning author. Over the last decade, she has ghostwritten memoirs for a successful entrepreneur and created byline pieces for USAToday, Jillian Michaels, USARiseUP, Multibrief, MedCity News, LiveStrong, and AOL. Ferrara is known for her ability to take complex topics and make them clear to anyone. 


Ferrara studied at Northwestern University and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 80 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, TreeHugger and Thoughtco.

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