Katie Turner

Katie Turner

Expertise: Finance, Creative Writing, Editing, Proofreading
Title: Fact Checker
Education: University of Missouri
Location: Atlanta, Georgia


  • Fact checker for The Balance, ensuring articles are accurate and verified with trustworthy sources
  • Worked as an editor for local publishing companies and edited manuscripts for emerging authors
  • Former member of the publishing team at McKinsey & Company
  • Freelance experience includes writing blog posts, product descriptions, and landing pages for businesses


Katie Turner has served as a writer, editor, and fact checker for various companies, including the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where she spent over two years fact-checking content about business, finance, and economic trends. At Dotdash, she began as a fact checker for Investopedia, and eventually transitioned to both The Balance and Investopedia. In her free time, Katie enjoys writing fiction and poetry, and her work has been featured in a variety of literary journals.


Katie received a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri with an emphasis in Creative Writing.

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.