Corie Hengst is a New York-based freelance writer and editor covering topics such as business, travel and beauty. She began her career as a business reporter after receiving a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Missouri State University. From there, she taught English to children and adults through the Teaching Assistant Program in France. Over the years, she has held full-time editorial positions at companies such as Designer Greetings, where she wrote and edited greeting cards. She also served as an editor for several magazines, including Plan Adviser/Plan Sponsor, covering the retirement industry, and American Salon, writing about beauty and attending industry events such as the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
Corie has been an active freelancer since 2006 and has regularly written and edited for media outlets and book publishers, including SheKnows.com, Adweek, TheGrindstone.com and Penguin Random House. She also teaches at Gotham Writers' Workshop in New York City.