We'll start this week off by highlighting the work of Vicki Schmelzer, a former currency trader-turned-financial journalist with Market News International. Schmelzer made the change because "I wanted to utilize the skills I learned as a currency trader to inform others about what was happening in world financial markets." She first joined MNI in 2000 when she created TheFXSpot feature (now OnTheRadar) and, along with Barbara Rockefeller of Rockefeller Treasury Services, co-authored the book The Foreign Exchange Matrix while also making appearances on ForexTv and onFXStreet's Live Analysis Room. Her advice to aspiring journos: "Have passion for your beat whatever it is. And be diligent about reporting the truth." Check out Schmelzer's Muck Rack portfolio for some of her favorite bylines.