About Sian Ferguson

Hello there, visitor!

I’m Sian, and I’m a freelance writer, journalist and editor based in South Africa. I’ve written on a number of different topics, including cannabis and CBDmental healthreproductive health, queer/LGBTQ issuessexual violencesocial justice, wellness trends and more. I’m an international freelancer, meaning that I tend to write for publications outside of South Africa.

[Image description: Sian staring at the camera, smiling, with an out-of-focus hedge in the background] // Credit to Goldz Photography
Currently, I have bylines in a number of awesome publications, including Complex, Everyday FeminismHealthyWayHelloGiggles, Teen VogueThe Tempest, and more. You can view my writing clips on my writing portfolio.

I’m also a regular health writer for Healthline, one of the most vigorously fact-checked health and wellness publications out there. In 2018, I worked as the editor of the Love and Health vertical over at The Tempest, where I recruited writers and worked with them to create quality articles. I also have experience as a content writer, meaning that I write copy for businesses, and I often edit and proofread manuscripts and articles.

I’m available for freelance writing assignments and other services, including proofreading and editing. If you’d like to contact me, I can be reached through my contact form, at sianfergs@gmail.com, or via Twitter.

I look forward to connecting with you in the near future!


Sian has been a rock on my editorial team since the day she started and it is an absolute honour to work with her. Her attention to detail and commitment to editing thoughtfully and nurturing the writers she works with has resulted in several contributors joining our editorial fellowship based on their experience with Sian alone. Sian is not satisfied with the status quo, rather she is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve quality, processes and the experience of everyone she works with. My editorial team would not be the same without her and I cannot recommend her strongly enough. Sian’s writing skill and editorial vision are formidable and anyone would be lucky to work with her.
– Katie Kaestner-Frenchman, Managing Editor at The Tempest


During my time as a Senior Editor at HealthyWay, Sian was one of our most consistent contributors. Whether you’re seeking long-form content, short-form content, SEO content, or copy with more of a personable/relatable feel, Sian will rise to the challenge. Sian was incredibly easy to work with and I felt like we could always communicate feedback respectfully. If there was ever the need for editorial changes, Sian would update the copy in a timely manner. I truly enjoyed working with Sian and think you will too!
– Taylor Geiger, former Senior Editor at HealthyWay


This is the second time I have used Sian for proofreading and editing my books. She is a pleasure to work with and always very responsive to my requests. She has done two books with semi-complicated subject matters and has helped greatly to improve the overall readability of those. I highly recommend her and will use her again.
David Winegar, author and client through Fiverr