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  Leslie Pepper
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm an award-winning content strategist, writer and editor specializing in health, diet, nutrition, parenting and celebrity profiles. I've written for dozens of national magazines, including Parade, Real Simple, More, Woman's Day, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, and Parents. I've also written branded content. I excel in taking complicated material and making it clear to the masses.

Need more? I'm also an accomplished book collaborator and ghostwriter, having worked on five successful books currently on the shelves. I'm dependable, efficient, and, in 20 years of freelancing, have never missed a deadline.

Visit my website, www.lesliepepper.com.
Work Info
Editor 20 Years
Writer 20 Years
Advertorials, Special Marketing Sections 20 Years
Fitness 20 Years
Health 20 Years
Lifestyle 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
26 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
McMurry (11+), MediZine (11+), Family Circle (11+), Good Housekeeping (11+), Harper's Bazaar (11+), Hearst Custom Publishing (11+), Conceive (11+), Better Homes and Gardens (11+), American Baby (11+), WebMD (11+), Parade (11+), Parenting (11+), Parents (11+), Woman's Day (6-10), All You (6-10), More (3-5), Parents.com (3-5), Rodale Custom Publishing (3-5), St. Martin's (1-2), Penguin (1-2), Real Simple (1-2), Women's Health (1-2), YouBeauty.com (1-2), Baby Talk (1-2), Child (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Ester-C (11+), Nature's Bounty (11+), Convenience Kits International (11+), Sundown Naturals (11+), Rodale (6-10), Advent Media Group (6-10), Citroen Wolf (3-5), Dunkin Donuts (3-5), Staples (3-5), Rite Aid (1-2), John Tesh Media (1-2)
Other Work History
I was the health columnist for Marie Claire magazine and the Editor in Chief of Woman's Day Health for Women, I held both fitness editor and entertainment editor posts at New Woman magazine.

Before that I worked in video news release production and sales.
Computer Skills
Word, Windows XP, Quark, Excel
Technical Skills
I can outgoogle anyone
Computer, laptop, digital camera, cell phone, audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Some French, some Spanish
Work Permits & Visas
Able to work anywhere in the US
National Writer's Union
Available upon request
ASJA's Outstanding Book Award, ASJA's Outstanding Service Article Award, Florida Magazine Association's "Charlie" award for writing excellence.
American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of Health Care Journalists
I have a BS in Communications from Northwestern University, and an MA in in Magazine journalism from Syracuse University.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Parents, 9/1/2015)
(ShopSmart, 4/1/2015)
(Woman's Day, 7/1/2013)
Feeling sick? Used to be that you'd dial your doctor (or go straight to the ER). Now, there are more options. Scan this chart to decide what's best for your situation.
Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it's also the most treatable emotional disorder. Some 25 percent of children and adolescents will suffer an anxiety disorder at several points in their lifetime, resulting in serious problems in their ability to function
(YouBeauty, 10/3/2012)
(Better Homes and Gardens, 9/1/2012)
Forget everything you know about time management. Experts say breaking these long-held rules can make you happier, less stressed, and - believe it or not - more productive.
(Woman's Day, 7/1/2012)
(More, 3/1/2012)
Want to feel stronger, be mentally sharper and live longer? Then you’ll need a lot more of these powerhouse vitamins and minerals (some of which you may never even have heard of)
(Dunkin' Donuts, 1/1/2012)
(Parents, 1/1/2012)
Stay safe and healthy all season long with these winter-wise strategies.
(Woman's Day, 11/1/2011)
Meet WD readers who celebrate the holiday with do-gooder flair
(Better Homes and Gardens, 5/1/2011)
34 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis. Some are senior citizens. Some are still in college. When it comes to gauging bone strength, age is just a number -- one among many.
(More, 3/1/2011)
(Parents, 3/1/2011)
(Real Simple, 1/1/2011)
(Parents, 11/1/2009)
(WebMD, 9/1/2009)
(WebMD, 8/9/2009)
Nick Cassavetes' very personal reasons for directing My Sister's Keeper.
(WebMD, 7/9/2009)
Actor Greg Grunberg helps to help his son and others with epilepsy.
(Family Circle, 4/17/2009)
A generation ago parents felt free to discipline other people’s kids. Today? Not so much. Seems there’s a fine line between speaking up and provoking a confrontation—here’s how to walk it.
(Family Circle, 12/1/2008)
(American Baby, 8/1/2008)
(Parenting, 8/1/2008)
(Parade, 6/29/2008)
(Harper's Bazaar, 6/1/2006)
(Women's Health, 3/1/2006)