I'm an experienced brand storyteller, specializing in health, diet, nutrition, and parenting. I've written editorial pieces for dozens of national magazines, and branded content for national companies. I excel in taking complicated material and making it readable.
I'm also an accomplished book collaborator and ghostwriter, having worked on seven successful books currently on the shelves. I'm dependable, efficient, and, in over 20 years of freelancing, have never missed a deadline.
Visit my website, www.lesliepepper.com.
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
PR (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
Book Publishing Consumer
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Harper\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (10+), Baby Talk (1-2), Child (1-2), MediZine (10+), Family Circle (10+), Good Housekeeping (10+), Hearst Custom Publishing (10+), Conceive (10+), Better Homes and Gardens (10+), American Baby (10+), Parade (10+), Parenting (10+), Parents (10+), WebMD (10+), Woman\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (6-10), All You (6-10), More (3-5), Parents.com (3-5), Rodale Custom Publishing (3-5), St. Martin\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (1-2), Penguin (1-2), Real Simple (1-2), Women\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (1-2), YouBeauty.com (1-2), McMurry/TMG/Manifest (10+), Berkeley Wellness (6-10), Prevention (3-5), BabyCenter (6-10), Manifest (10+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Convenience Kits International (10+), Ester-C (10+), Nature\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (10+), Sundown Naturals (10+), Rodale (6-10), Advent Media Group (6-10), Citroen Wolf (3-5), Staples (3-5), Rite Aid (1-2), John Tesh Media (1-2), Dunkin Donuts (3-5), Endurance Products Company (10+), Panera (6-10), Pampers (6-10), Gerber (6-10), Huggies (6-10)
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.
I can outgoogle anyone
Foreign Language Skills
Some French, some Spanish
National Writer's Union
Word, Windows XP, Quark, Excel
Computer, laptop, digital camera, cell phone, audio recorder
Work Permits & Visas
Able to work anywhere in the US
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