Amanda Prahl

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Title: Freelance Writer
Education: Arizona State University
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Expertise: Lifestyle, Home decor, Organization

Amanda Prahl is a freelance writer, with several years of experience writing about home, lifestyle, and culture. She has bylines at Slate, Mic, Bustle, POPSUGAR, LifeSavvy, and others, covering a wide variety of topics all geared at helping people live their best and most joyful lives. She began writing for Dotdash Meredith in 2018 and worked as an assistant editor from 2020 through 2022.


  • 6+ years of digital media experience
  • Bylines at Slate, Mic, Bustle, POPSUGAR, LifeSavvy, and more
  • A born problem-solver always ready with a recommendation


Amanda Prahl is a writer with expertise on a variety of home, living, and culture topics. She has several years of experience in the digital media space, covering everything from DIY cleaning hacks to home decor trends to book recommendations and much more. Her bylines have appeared on sites including Bustle, Mic, Slate, POPSUGAR, and LifeSavvy.

Amanda began her journey with Dotdash Meredith as a ThoughtCo Expert in 2018. In 2020, she transitioned to a role as an assistant editor, where she oversaw updates and contention creation through 2022.

In addition to writing, Amanda also has a background in marketing, education, and the arts. She was formerly a faculty associate at Arizona State University, where she she created and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in theater and film.


Amanda received an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Arizona State University. She also earned a B.A. in English (Literature) and a B.A. in Political Science from ASU.

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