Leslie Pepper

Long Island, NY USA
Website: www.lesliepepper.com

Professional Experience

Do you have a story to tell? I'm an experienced storyteller 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.


20 Years
20 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years


20 Years
20 Years
20 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
20 Years
PR (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
22 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

26 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Harper\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Bazaar (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\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'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), McMurry/TMG/Manifest (10+), Berkeley Wellness (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Convenience Kits International (10+), Ester-C (10+), Nature\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Bounty (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 (3-5)

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.

Technical Skills

I can outgoogle anyone

Foreign Language Skills

Some French, some Spanish


National Writer's Union

Computer Skills

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

Work Samples


(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.
(Dunkin' Donuts 1/1/2012)
(American Baby 8/1/2008)
(WebMD 8/9/2009)
Nick Cassavetes' very personal reasons for directing My Sister's Keeper.
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
(Woman's Day 11/1/2011)
Meet WD readers who celebrate the holiday with do-gooder flair
(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.
(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.
(Parade 6/29/2008)
(More 3/1/2011)
(Parenting 8/1/2008)
(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.
(Women's Health 3/1/2006)
(Real Simple 1/1/2011)
(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)
(Harper's Bazaar 6/1/2006)
(Parents 1/1/2012)
Stay safe and healthy all season long with these winter-wise strategies.
(Family Circle 12/1/2008)
(WebMD 7/9/2009)
Actor Greg Grunberg helps to help his son and others with epilepsy.
(Parents 11/1/2009)
(YouBeauty 10/3/2012)