A.P. Stylish: Creative content and messaging from a journalist and storyteller


Who is A.P. Stylish?

The AP Style Guide is the journalist’s governing style guide and bible (I once knew a copy editor who kept it by her bedside table!) Some people think of Associated Press when they hear “AP.” I hope you also think of me, Amanda Palleschi.

I’m a freelance writer and writing professor with a decade of experience in deadline-driven news environments. I've written for everything from policy trade publications and local daily newspapers to national publications like The Atlantic, Washington City Paper, Pacific Standard, FiveThirtyEight, and more. I’ve also done content writing, editing and consulting work for clients in a variety of spaces, including progressive politics, media, tech and wellness.


Writing, Editing and Consulting Services

aka WHAT can I do for you?

You know your business needs a blog that tells real stories that show its impact. You know your nonprofit, campaign or cause needs to communicate its mission clearly and still inspire. Maybe you’ve always wanted to write that essay or that book and don’t know where to start. I began my career at local daily newspapers, spent six years at some of Washington D.C.’s wonkiest trade publications and I’ve written for big, general audiences as a freelance writer; I know how to reach audiences large and small. I can help you define your story and scope, dig for the information you need, and make it all make sense for you. Oh, and I can turn it all around on some really tight deadlines and have fun in the process. There’s no greater joy for me than making writing feel fun, or at least a little less painful, for my students and my clients.

Here are some of the services I offer:

  • Writing and editing for websites, newsletters, promotional articles, white papers, guidebooks, etc.

  • Press releases and media strategy consulting

  • Cover letter and essay editing and consulting

  • Book, essay and op-ed ghostwriting and consulting

Sound intriguing to you? If so, let’s chat. Fill out the form at the bottom of the site, and we’ll set up a time to talk about your needs and vision. I offer competitive rates and flexible payment plans.




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Amanda is whip smart, has a strong eye for detail, narrative, tone, and voice and is incredibly easy to work with. I don’t think I would have been able to complete my project without Amanda’s drive and I know my final product benefited from her insights and feedback.
— Igor Volsky, Executive Director, Guns Down America
Amanda is the writer and editor that every content publisher dreams of — meticulous, articulate, thorough and thoughtful. She can cut through complex issues to get at the heart of a message. And she does that quickly and easily. She’s the professional that everyone wants on their team.
— Mary Lou Song, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, FuelX
A few months ago, I decided to expand the focus on my self-care business into one that encompasses social equity work as well. I wanted to outline a step-by-step process of turning personal self-care into social justice work, but halfway through the project I got stumped. I think it felt way too complex. Not only was Amanda able to help me with specific language to express my ideas, but she also helped me to understand this new scope of work much better than before. It’s so helpful to have a writer and creative thinker help me present myself to the world!
— Gracy Obuchowicz, CEO and Founder, Beautiful Life Self-Care LLC