Fact Checker

Resides In

New York, NY


University of Pittsburgh, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


Financial services, International trade, Translation and localization, Anti-money laundering compliance


  • 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 editor, fact checker, and professional linguist. In addition to her fact-checking work for Investopedia and The Balance, Erika has worked as a content marketer for ComplyAdvantage. There she researched and wrote about complex topics relating to anti-money laundering compliance, sanctions, and financial crimes.

Using her skills as a translator and linguist, Erika has assisted in organizing trade missions to Chile. She volunteered as an interpreter at the 2012 Olympic Games in London for Spanish-speaking dignitaries, athletes, and press. Erika has also taught introductory language translation strategies to students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Erika received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Arts degree in Translation and Localization Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.