Lakshna Mehta

Lakshna Mehta

Expertise: Personal Finance , Copy Editing
Title: Fact Checker
Education: University of Missouri
Location: Georgia


  • Reviews articles at The Balance by fact-checking for accuracy and adding inline citations
  • Has experience writing, editing, and fact-checking for various publications
  • Worked with different companies to polish their work and edit copy in order to appeal to different audiences
  • Developed style guides for growing companies to help navigate the nuances of legal language


Lakshna Mehta is a writer, editor, and fact checker. She has written and edited newspapers, magazines, and digital publications on a wide variety of topics. She is especially proud of copy editing a young adult fantasy novel. She was also the leader of a voter contact campaign in Georgia, where she managed a team of canvassers and oversaw daily operations.

Lakshna's professional experience led her to The Balance, where she reviews articles about personal finance. As a fact checker, she verifies all facts with credible sources and updates data as needed.


Lakshna received a Master of Arts in Journalism, a Bachelor of Journalism, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Missouri.

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.