Andrea Idso Title: Editor Education: Whitworth University, Western Governors University, Simon Fraser University Location: Seattle, Washington Expertise: Writing, Editing, Personal Finance, Life Insurance, Car Insurance, Mortgages, Investing, Loans Professional editor for financial websites and nonfiction booksExtensive background in writing, editing, secondary education, and higher educationQualified editor with certification from Simon Fraser University Experience Andrea Idso copy edits travel memoirs and nonfiction books, including Lorna Stuber's "Debt-Free at Forty-Three: How I Achieved Financial Freedom in My 40s Through Smart Saving, Spending, and Investing." Since April 2021, she has worked as an editor and copy editor for The Balance, editing and fact-checking personal finance articles on life insurance, car insurance, mortgages, investing, loans, and more. Education Andrea has a bachelor of arts in English (writing) and a bachelor of arts in communications studies from Whitworth University; a master of arts in teaching from Western Governors University; and an editing certificate from Simon Fraser University. She was named "Queen of Thoroughness and Accuracy" by her colleagues at The Whitworthian newspaper. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.