Gretchen A. Peck’s writing has been featured in more than 50 domestic and international publications, including translations to Español, Portuguese, German, and Francais. She has written about communications, media, and advertising; politics and public policy; rhetoric, writing, and journalism; sustainability and food-chain matters; travel and culture; dance and fine arts; legal, and other consumer-interest topics.
Gretchen began her professional career as a beat reporter covering municipal government and public policy at a daily newspaper in metropolitan Philadelphia. She went on to serve as the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Director for a national trade magazine publisher in Center City, Philadelphia.
Her decades-long reporting on journalism and news, publishing, printing, and graphic arts has appeared in dozens of industry trade periodicals and journals, including Editor & Publisher magazine; BookTech/Book Business magazine; Publishing Executive magazine; Business Tech Edge; Dealer Communicator; Digital Output and Digital Publishing Solutions magazines; In-Plant Graphics magazine; WhatTheyThink.com, Newspapers & Technology; CREATE Magazine; Internet Publishing; Catalog Success; Artes Graficas; HOW Magazine; The Seybold Report; IPA Bulletin; Graph Expo Show Guide; American Printer; Layers Magazine; Xerox’s realbusiness magazine, Broad Street Magazine, Business Ledger, and more.
She regularly contributes to Hearst Newspapers titles, including Greenwich Time (Greenwich, CT), The Norwalk Hour, the CT Post, New Haven Register, and the Houston Chronicle. A partial catalog of Peck’s newspaper work may be found at AP News and Pew Research Center.
Gretchen consults with news publishers and broadcasters on audience, messaging, scriptwriting, reporting, legal issues related to publishing, and working with sensitive sources/whistleblowers.
Gretchen has a Master of Science degree in Professional Writing from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she concentrated in journalism and rhetoric.
She “tweets” about news and publishing @GretchenAPeck.