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.

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