Title: Commerce Writer
Education: Belmont University, University of Iowa
Location: New York, New York
Expertise: Celebrity news, Fashion, Shopping events

Claire Harmeyer has more than three years of experience working across lifestyle brands as a writer and editor. Currently, she is a Commerce Writer at People. Previously, she has worked at HelloGiggles and Better Homes & Gardens, and her shopping content has appeared in People, InStyle, Travel+Leisure, Real Simple, Shape, and Health.


  • Former member of Dotdash Meredith's centralized commerce team
  • Specializes in finding the most relevant trends and deals for her readers, focusing on fashion and celebrity angles
  • Former Editorial Intern at Better Homes & Gardens


Claire began her career at Dotdash Meredith while she was still in college when she was hired as an Editorial Intern for the Better Homes & Gardens digital team. At BHG.com, she wrote SEO-driven stories and video scripts and assisted with photo shoots. Following Claire's summer internship, she accepted an extension of employment as a Contributing Writer and continued writing how-tos for BHG.com remotely.

After graduating from the University of Iowa in 2019, Claire stepped into the role of the Editorial Assistant at HelloGiggles.com, where she was promoted to Assistant Editor six months later. Claire stayed with HG for two and a half years, writing timely news stories and in-depth explainers for the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle verticals, interviewing more than 40 celebrities, assisting with beauty awards testing, and covering awards shows for the site.

In September of 2021, Claire moved over to Dotdash Meredith's centralized ecommerce team, where she wrote shopping content for People, InStyle, Travel+Leisure, Real Simple, Shape, and Health. Now, Claire focuses solely on finding the most relevant trends and deals for People readers, covering mainly fashion and celebrity news.


Claire earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a certificate in writing from the University of Iowa, from which she graduated in 2019. Prior to attending Iowa, Claire spent a year and a half studying publishing at Belmont University. She was named a member of the honor roll during all four years of her undergraduate career.

About Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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