I'm a former newspaper reporter now working as a freelance writer/independent journalist. I also do copy editing and proofreading. During my career I have written about health care, the environment, education, crime and courts, government and politics, religion, arts and entertainment, recreation, business, and more. My current clients include Digital Privacy News, the Mason City Globe Gazette and the Charles City Press.
I hired Mary to cover community news for one of our weekly newspapers. She required little to no guidance, could also take photos as needed, and turned in clean, concise and interesting content for us -- always on time. I highly recommend her.
Mary Pieper is a highly skilled, experienced, professional reporter/journalist/writer with whom I have had the pleasure to work for many years on the daily newspaper level. She is a self-starter who is able to tackle an assignment, solve problems, work with little supervision and turn in clean, concise, engaging and complete copy that requires little if any editing. I have worked with her both at the staff level and in a freelance capacity, and will happily engage her services again as the opportunity presents itself.