Christy Pingleton Resident of the Indianapolis area for more than three decadesFreelance writer and editor for 19 years Experience Christy Pingleton is a former writer for TripSavvy for one year. She has authored hundreds of published magazine articles and is an editor for Wiley Publishing, where she specializes in editing For Dummies books for the consumer market. She also has 19 years of experience as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader, working for numerous national publishers.She has made Indianapolis her home for the past 30-plus years. She grew up in and raised three children of her own in the Hoosier capital. Education Christy Pingleton earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University, with a major in journalism and minors in business administration and home economics. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.