James Militzer
Editor, NextBillion Financial Innovation

James Militzer is the editor of NextBillion Financial Innovation. He worked as a freelance writer, editor and videographer prior to joining NextBillion in 2012, initially as editor of NextBillion Health Care. After graduating from Central Michigan University with a degree in broadcasting, he spent several years teaching English in Mexico and Japan, and traveling through Europe and Asia. After returning to the U.S., he established a monthly newspaper and non-profit that served Latino immigrants. He spent over 10 years as a freelance writer and editor, working for numerous publications and other clients. He also has worked as a Spanish interpreterand copywriter/videographer at the University of Michigan Health System.


James is based at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan. Contact him at


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