Betsy Vereckey is a freelance writer and editor. She joined the Associated Press in 2004 in Athens, Greece, covering the Paralympics, art and archaeology exhibitions, and minority rights issues. She then moved to Louisville, Ky., where she wrote stories about crime and the military for nearly a year and later transferred to New York City, where she worked as a business writer for four years. She covered spot news stories, such as bankruptcy filings and earnings reports, as well as consumer products and the luxury sector.
Her articles and essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines that include: The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Newsweek and Real Simple.
Betsy also has experience in financial writing for corporate clients. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University and a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio University, where she wrote profiles for the school’s alumni magazine.
Betsy loves wine, yoga, cheese and grammar. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, as “Elizabeth” and lives in New York City.