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.