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November 05, 2014 06:05 PM

From convicted murderer to arts reporter?

Amanda Knox, the American convicted twice of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher by an Italian court, is working as a freelance reporter for the West Seattle Herald, the paper confirms.

“She’s a good writer and always meets her deadlines,” Tim Robinson, the paper’s associate publisher, told the Seattle Met.

“I’m glad to have her contribution, and I’m glad that she’s doing something in our community,” he added.

The 27-year-old, who has been working for the paper for a few months, initially published her work under a pseudonym. However, lately she’s been using her real name, as can be seen on this story on a high school production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

“Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is notorious for turning Hamlet on its head and questioning everything one takes for granted: time, space, identity, reality, fate, freedom,” she writes.

In January, Knox, who served four years in an Italian prison for her first conviction, called her second murder conviction “not right and not fair.”

She has vowed she would never return to Italy.

The first conviction was overturned on appeal in 2011 and Knox was allowed to return to the United States.

“The freedom that I’m most grateful for has to do with reclaiming my identity: I’m not a murderer,” she told PEOPLE in 2013.

However, she was convicted of murder again in a retrial earlier this year and was sentenced to 28½ years in prison.

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