Rancho Peñasquitos resident Emmet Pierce was honored by the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his work as a freelance writer and editor. Emmet previously spent nine years writing for the real estate section of a local newspaper and covered issues ranging from home sales to lending and banking to commercial real estate before starting his own business as a freelance writer and editor. Today he writes about topics ranging from business to personal finance.

Emmet received awards for four articles which appeared in the San Diego Business Journal, including first place for the article “Trade Secrets: You Can’t Take With You,” first place for “World of Inspiration,” first place for “Downtown’s Hot Spots Draw Residents; Now They Need Businesses,” and second place for the article “Space Age: Offices of the Future.” When asked about the awards Emmet said, “No matter how many awards you win, it’s always great to be recognized by your peers. I love journalism and having the opportunity to write stories about topics that matter. The San Diego region is home to many terrific journalists and publications.” Emmet and his family moved to the PQ community in 2000. “I love living in Rancho Peñasquitos; it is a terrific community. After 15 years here, it definitely feels like home.”