Amanda Loudin
Award-winning freelance writer with a passion for journalism.


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ABOUT amanda


I'm an award-winning, experienced freelance writer with a focus on health and fitness. My features, profiles, and essays appear regularly in the Washington Post, Outside magazine, ESPNW, Runner’s World and more. I stay integrated in my local community by writing general interest pieces for Her Mind, and dabble in the occasional travel-based feature for various outlets.

I bring years of experience to the table and cut my teeth in medical trade journals while freelancing for my local newspaper. As the publishing business continues to evolve, I stay up-to-date with a constant immersion in continuing education. I bring a passion for journalism to the table in everything I write.

When I'm not writing, I'm often outside hitting the trails with my four-legged running partner. Running and writing go together. 


editor feedback

Amanda’s work stands out because she cares so deeply about her stories. There’s no such thing as too many sources or too many revisions for Amanda. She’s always there to dive in, wanting to do justice for the issues and subjects she’s passionate about.
— Abigail Wise, Outside magazine managing editor
Amanda’s pitches are always spot-on, interesting and well thought-out, and then her copy comes in on time, well-written and with little to no editing required. In short, she’s every editor’s dream writer!
— Amy Van Deusen, Senior Editor, ESPNW