Heini Maksimainen

freelance journalist

Heini Maksimainen is a Finnish freelance journalist who specialises in health and wellbeing journalism. She's been working in journalism since 2006 as a writer and sub-editor.

Before she started freelancing in 2015, she worked for Finland’s leading women’s magazines, such as Me Naiset and Trendi, and main national newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat.

Currently she writes for several Finnish magazines and newspapers including Helsingin Sanomat, Trendi, Elle, Fit, Sport, Meidän Perhe, Voi Hyvin, Kotiliesi and Kotivinkki. Maksimainen started her career as a news journalist but quickly found her passion in feature writing.

Maksimainen holds a master's degree in journalism and mass communication studies from the University of Tampere. She has also studied in the Sookmyung Women's University in South Korea.

She is currently on a 2016-17 Fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, where her field of research is Towards reliable and transparent health journalism.

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