Vikki Velasquez

Lives In

Richmond, VA


  • Virginia Commonwealth University


  • research
  • food tours

Vikki Velasquez is a copy editor with expertise in research. Born overseas, Vikki is a global traveler who knows how to pack light and loves a good food tour.


  • Fact-checking for DotDashMeredith since 2020 on various verticals, including The Balance, Investopedia, Brydie, Tripsavvy, and Simply Receipes to name a few
  • Freelanced as a proofreader and copy editor on a variety of subject matter, from finance to gardening to travel
  • Previously, while working for a nonprofit leadership organization, conducted research for presentations, publications, and educational programming on public policy topics like early childhood education, wealth inequality, and leadership theory


Vikki Velasquez earned her bachelor's degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies with a minor in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She previously earned her associate's degree from Richard Bland College in Petersburg, VA, with a focus on biology.

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