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Jane Meacham

Expertise: Journalism, Personal Finance, Sustainable Investing, Retirement Planning, International Financial Markets and Stocks
Title: Freelance Editor
Education: University of Missouri-Columbia
Location: Washington, D.C.


  • Has worked for more than 30 years as a financial journalist and newsroom manager in the United States and Asia
  • Had an 18-year career as an editor with Dow Jones & Co.
  • Specializes in content on sustainable and other types of investing, retirement, wealth management, and general personal finance
  • Holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia



Jane Meacham is a freelance editor with The Balance. She brings 30+ years of experience editing and writing about personal finance and other financial services topics. She formerly worked for 18 years as an editor for print and electronic news publications at Dow Jones & Co. in the United States and Asia.

As her next stop, Jane became a analyst for RiskMetrics Group (now part of MSCI Inc.), specializing in sustainable investment research. She's certified in Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards used for corporate sustainability reports.

In the last decade, Jane has worked with a variety of editorial clients, including MSCI; the World Bank and International Finance Corp.; LendingTree; PR firm Finn Partners; Altfest Personal Wealth Management; sustainability consultants ISOS Group and Sustainable Investments Institute; and global development and education organization IREX. She focuses on financial and sustainable-business advisory publications, white papers, newsletters, executive ghostwriting, B2B marketing materials, and related content. She joined The Balance in September 2019.



 Jane earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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.