G. O’Hara has decades of experience as an editor for major newspapers, magazines and websites, during which time she learned to use credible sources and identify pseudoscience. She is a writer, editor, copy editor and researcher who has worked as copy chief at SPIN, ELLEgirl, Kinfolk magazine and many other media outlets. She has managed copy and research departments, worked as a managing editor, deputy editor, staff writer, music editor and advertising manager. She has also been the copy chief on a number of books including the New York Times best-seller The Kinfolk Home. O'Hara earned a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Virginia Commonwealth University.