SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) — Amanda Knox is currently working as a freelance writer for the West Seattle Herald as she appeals an Italian appeals court upholding her 2009 guilty verdict in the murder of Meredith Kercher.

KCPQ-TV reports that Knox has been freelancing as an arts and entertainment reporter for the newspaper for several months.

“She’s a great writer, she knows the arts and she’s dependable,” Ken Robinson, the paper’s managing editor, told KCPQ. “She’s kind of a dream for a small community paper. She never misses a deadline.”

Robinson said he never followed Knox’s murder case that garnered worldwide attention, with tabloids calling her “Foxy Knoxy.”

“I didn’t really follow the case,” Robinson detailed to KCPQ. “It doesn’t matter to me. She’s just a freelancer who writes about the arts.”

Knox, who had a background in writing while at the University of Washington, was found guilty, along with her boyfriend, in the 2007 murder of her roommate Kercher. In 2011, two years after her conviction, an Italian court acquitted her and she returned to the U.S. An Italian appeals court, though, has upheld Knox’s conviction and sentenced her to more than 25 years behind bars. That case is currently being appealed.

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