Cheryl Lock

Writer, Editor


Parenting, Wellness


James Madison University



Cheryl is a Denver-based writer and editor who has written about parenting, pets, wellness, finance, and more. Her work has appeared in Parents, Woman's Day, Business Insider, USA Today, Family Circle, and Runner's World, among others.

Cheryl was previously an editor at Parents magazine and LearnVest Moms. Her freelance work can be found in various print and digital publications like Woman's Day, Runner's World, Family Circle, Money, Mashable, MarketWatch, Forbes, Newsweek, and USA Today, among others. 


Cheryl has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from James Madison University.

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