Erika Hearthway

Erika Hearthway

Content Creation, Translation, Localization
Fact Checker
University of Pittsburgh, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


  • Reviews articles at The Balance by fact-checking for accuracy and adding inline citations
  • Copyedited book-length manuscripts for clarity, style, and logic, and researched and published blog posts on topics ranging from financial crime to fashion
  • Translated marketing copy, academic papers, and other content from Spanish to U.S. English for a variety of clients
  • Oversaw initial localization efforts and provided ongoing project management support for companies looking to expand their global footprint
  • Introduced undergraduates to translation strategies as an adjunct lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Erika Hearthway is an experienced professional linguist. She writes clear, compelling content for a variety of companies. She also works as an editor, proofreader, and translator, and she ensures that any copy that crosses her desk is polished, error-free, and written to have maximum impact. Prior to her career as a linguist, Erika worked as a project manager overseeing large-scale, multilingual translation efforts.

At The Balance, Erika spends hours each week fact-checking content about personal finance, and ensures all data is supported by trustworthy sources.


Erika received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. in Translation and Localization Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.