A freelance writer dedicated to your success


Writer, editor Ashley FestaI’m a freelance writer with happy clients and bylines in magazines across the U.S. My specialty is higher education, but as a journalist, I’m flexible and enjoy learning new things.

Thankfully, my curiosity hasn’t killed me yet.


How can I help you?

As a pro wordsmith for more than two decades and a lover of language from the time I learned to read, I’ve been playing with words for quite some time. These days, I organize them into compelling stories to help people just like you solve their writing problems.

That’s my philosophy: Stories – well-crafted, engaging, passionate ones – help people relate to one another. Understand one another. Trust one another.

To get there, you tell your stories. You establish authority. You write, you create, you explain, you show. Over and over and over.

If you’ve run out of words, or just can’t find enough time to put pen to paper, contact me.


Why is that a good idea?

I’m a journalist, a marketing communicator, a blogger and – above all – a storyteller. I’ve been an editor for several newspapers; I’ve managed a couple of magazines; and I’ve written all things multimedia for a marketing department. I’ve drafted e-newsletters, email blasts, blog posts and website copy. I’ve penned direct mail packages, press releases, brochures and holiday cards.

Since I established my freelance writing business in 2010, I’ve written and edited for a variety of clients with different needs. I’ve delivered stories in a matter of days to rescue editors on deadline. I’ve interviewed authors, astrophysicists and CEOs of multimillion-dollar companies. Oh, and one billionaire. And an actual, real-life rocket scientist. I love a challenge.

Always put your best words on display. You never know who’ll be reading. Email me at ashley@ashleyfesta.com to schedule your free phone consultation.


Affiliations and Accomplishments

Award-winning feature story at the 2013 CASE Accolades

Contributor to CASE Accolades award-winning integrated marketing campaign and capital campaign

CASE Circle of Excellence judge for general interest magazines

Advertising Presentation at the 2011 National PCA/ACA Conference: “Selling That Loving Feeling: Who Are Romantic Advertisements Really Targeting?”

Multiple headline writing awards


  • Master’s degree in English with concentration in Communication Arts
  • Bachelor’s degree in English with minor in Journalism


My current and former memberships include:

Member of the CASE College and University Editors CUE list (CASE is the Council for Advancement and Support of Education)

Association for Women in Communications (AWC) San Antonio Professional Chapter

  • 2013 Communications Chair
  • As Social Media Chair, I increased the AWCSA Facebook following by more than 40% in my first 6 months
  • When I served as AWCSA Student Liaison, AWCSA earned the AWC National Chapter award for Outstanding Student Chapter Programming

American Marketing Association (AMA)

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

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