Jennifer Chesak

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Jennifer Chesak has more than two decades of experience as a journalist and an editor. After earning her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School, she worked as a managing editor at a magazine publishing company for the better part of a decade. Then she launched her freelance career. Jennifer first gained experience as a medical journalist while writing for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her work still appears there as well as in several national publications such as the Washington Post, Prevention, Healthline, Verywell, The Daily Beast, Runner's World, Women's Running, Greatist, Health, Parents, Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. She joined the medical integrity team at Healthline in 2018, where she fact-checks articles across various partner publications, provides medical updates, and reviews products for content inclusion. Jennifer also teaches in the publishing program at Belmont University, leads various workshops at the literary nonprofit The Porch, and serves as the managing editor for the literary magazine SHIFT. In addition to reporting, she also serves as a freelance manuscript editor and teaches copyediting at Belmont University.

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