Instructor Blane Bachelor

A smiling white woman, Blane Bachelor, with blonde-streaked hair and blue eyes

Blane Bachelor is a Florida-born, Berlin-based journalist who covers outdoor adventure, travel, parenting, and women doing awesome things. Her work has appeared in outlets including the New York Times, CNN, New York magazine, Outside, The Washington Post, Runner’s World, Men’s Journal, The Lonely Planet, and many others. An Air Force brat, Blane was bitten by the travel bug early, and her career in journalism has paved the way for countless (mis)adventures all over the world.

Following a stint as a newspaper sportswriter, Blane took off for Barcelona, where she taught English, learned Spanish, and started freelancing. Since then, her career has spanned three years as a senior editor at a content marketing agency, and hundreds of features, essays, and breaking news stories. Her dating advice column led to a book and an HGTV pilot that, alas, never aired.

Blane recently moved back to Europe — this time to Berlin, Germany — with her husband and young son. And yes, Bachelor is her real last name.


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“Blane is an outstanding editor who’s dedicated to helping writers tell the best possible story. With every assignment, no matter how small, she takes a thoughtful approach to editing, asks just the right questions to help strengthen a story, and lends a fresh perspective to help the material really shine.” — Matt Wastradowski, guidebook author and freelance writer

Blane is one of the most talented editors that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She is thoughtful and intentional in her edits and is immensely skilled at elevating stories with a creative perspective, and she goes the extra mile to help writers improve their craft. I highly recommend working with her on any writing project! — Liz Fieser