What’s the Sunny Words record?

Here is a sampling of the writing and editing experience of AnnaLisa Michalski, owner/operator of Sunny Words Writing Services. Where possible, links are provided. Some projects–ghostwriting, for example–may not be shared publicly. For more information or to request references, call or e-mail Sunny Words.

Local Journalism/Freelance Writing
Writing Services
Editing, Proofreading, and Writing Support Services

Local Journalism/Freelance Writing

In May 2014, I began writing “Field Notes,” an agriculture and local growing column for Sun, the weekly city tab for The Virginian-Pilot‘s Suffolk edition. Click here to go to the Pilot’s listing of current Field Notes articles. Or, click directly to one of my favorite individual stories:

From October 2015 through October 2016, in addition to the farm column, I wrote a small community column for Your Corner, a weekly advertorial also produced by The Virginian-Pilot. Here are a few representative samples:

Here are a few other favorites articles written for several of Pilot’s city tabs outside of those regular columns.

“In the time I worked closely with AnnaLisa Michalski, I always found her to be professional, accurate and easy to work with, things that are very important in the newspaper industry. I frequently had the feeling that AnnaLisa would drop what she was doing to help me with something I needed.”
– Ron Crow, The Virginian-Pilot

Writing Services

Research, Compilation, and/or Repurposing Existing Writing

  • Finance and investing book quizzes
  • Updates or full rewrites of health/wellness articles to better reach a new audience
  • In-house style guide compilation
  • E-book assistance: organization and aggregation
  • Press release writing
  • Self-help book planning and organization

Web Writing

“I was truly amazed at how you took my words and turned them into a press release, something I had been trying to do for about a year….quality writing that is done on time and on budget.”
– Phylana Stowers, Stowers Swaddlers & Stationery


Editing, Proofreading, and Writing Support Services

  • Nonfiction book manuscript, including extensive appendices, bibliography, and cross-references
  • Graduate theses on topics in public health and public vocational education, including extensive tables
  • Health and wellness articles for patient newsletters
  • Report on results of organization efficiency study
  • Résumé makeovers
  • Short children’s fiction
  • Annual and financial reports, including tables and charts
  • Contracts and employee and company policy manuals
  • College alumni magazine
  • Website content (general proofing and editing; consistency and navigation proofing)

“Accurately and thoroughly proofread my manuscript, footnotes, tables, references and all. All completed in a timely fashion. It certainly saved me time and back-and-forth with my editors.”
– Leela Hebbar, research economist