Vikki Velasquez

Richmond, VA


Virginia Commonwealth University


tax policy

personal finance

home maintenance


economics research


Vikki Velasquez is a copy editor and fact-checker with expertise in researching tax policy, legislation, personal finance, economics, and current/historical events as well as home maintenance. Her attention to detail and tenacity to find original source material supports the editorial team at The Balance, providing accurate information to our readership.


  • Fact-checking for Dotdash Meredith since 2020 on various verticals, including The Balance, Investopedia, Brydie, Tripsavvy, and Simply Recipes to name a few
  • Freelanced as a proofreader and copy editor on a variety of subject matter, from finance to taxes to current and historical events 
  • Previously, while working for a nonprofit leadership organization, conducted research for presentations, publications, and educational programming on public policy topics like early childhood education, wealth inequality, and leadership theory


Vikki Velasquez earned her bachelor's degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies with a minor in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She previously earned her associate's degree from Richard Bland College in Petersburg, VA, with a focus on biology.

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