James Lacy

James Lacy

Fact Checker
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Writer, Researcher, Fact Checker


Health Care, Health Science, History, Literature, Economics, Geography, Physics, and Chemistry


Domincan University, Florida State University


Health care is a difficult and important topic to understand as it impacts ourselves and our loved ones in so many complicated ways. My job as a fact checker is to make sure readers are getting the most accurate and appropriate information possible in order to make the most fully informed decisions, in consultation with health professions, as they possibly can.

— James Lacy


James has extensive experience as a writer, researcher, fact checker, copy editor, and proofreader with a focus on academic, magazine, and digital publishing. His subject expertise is in health science, history, geography, literature, economics, physics, and chemistry.


James received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Florida and a Master of Library Science degree from Dominican University.

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