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The Editorial Team
Caitlin Schiller

Caitlin works on the podcast and copy at Blinkist. She’s been writing for digital – agency side and freelance – for more than a decade. Caitlin studied English and Spanish literature and has lived in a handful of countries, where she’s eaten all the delicious things and picked up odd lexical delights.

Caitlin’s recommended read is Just Listen by Mark Goulston

Tom Anderson

Tom is a writer and editor at Blinkist. He is from the North of England and is Blinkist’s designated Tea Master. He holds a degree in Political History and Museum Studies from Newcastle University. Tom works with Blinkist’s team of readers, helping them extract the key insights from nonfiction books. 

Tom’s recommended read is The Black Jacobins by C.L.R James

Therese Sivertsson

Therese is a writer for Blinkist Magazine. Originally from northern Sweden, she studied Business at Stockholm School of Economics before moving to Berlin to work in the start-up scene. At Blinkist she manages PR & Events and keeps her desk minimalistically neat.

Therese’s recommended read is Sex At Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

Emily Phillips

Emily (of Blinkist newsletter fame) can confirm that she is, indeed, a very real person. A person who voices Blinkist communications, a know-it-all who helps frustrated users when the app is being difficult, and a Martha who occasionally bakes cakes to win favor among her colleagues. Emily studied Comparative Literature, French, and German at Bryn Mawr College and for the last four years has been working for learning and publishing startups.

Emily’s recommended read is The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

Sarah Moriarty

Sarah leads brand marketing at Blinkist. She enjoys reading, writing, and researching publishing innovations. She is a fan of well-organised Google Docs and cheese jokes.

Sarah’s recommended read is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

Melissa Kabakci

As Content Marketing intern, Melissa is our resident authority on UTM links, Instagram and post-apocalyptic click-worthy questions. Currently based in Berlin, Melissa is pursuing a BA in International Business. She speaks fluent English, French, Turkish and dabbles in German. When not working at Blinkist, you can find her curled up in the sun reading Knausgård.

Melissa’s recommended read is What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

Ben Schuman-Stoler

Ben Schuman-Stoler is a writer and producer from Chicago. At night, he turns into the girl-with-crossed-arms emoji.

Erik Niklasson

Originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, Erik is an editor and writer at Blinkist. He’s studied a bunch of different languages, some living, some dead, and holds an M.A. in Translation Studies from Gothenburg University. When no one’s looking he secretly scours the Internet for rare books.

Sandra Wu

Sandra Wu is a content ninja who believes in using great content to drive growth. A native of Toronto, she’s made her way to the European startup capital to relish in this truly entrepreneurial environment. Sandra’s recommended read is Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.

Michael Benninger

Michael is a writer, editor, and lifelong geek living in San Diego, California. He’s been writing for print and digital publications for more than a decade. When not at a keyboard, he can usually be found biking around the beach, staring at a cinema screen, or buried in a good book. Michael’s recommended read is Waking Up by Sam Harris.

Tim Metz

Tim Metz is the co-founder of Saent, the world’s first smart device and app designed to help you focus, do great work, and live a more fulfilling life. You can download the app for free. Tim lives and works from Beijing, China, and writes regularly about productivity, work-life balance, and entrepreneurship. You can follow him on Twitter.

Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes is the head of content at Blinkist, a service that lets you read the key lessons from the latest and greatest nonfiction books in 15 minutes or less. Ben is a former management consultant with a background in corporate strategy, psychology and applied maths.

Johanne Schwensen

Johanne Schwensen is a psychologist. She writes on the human mind, self-help, negotiation, and happiness. Johanne practices therapy in the heart of Berlin and organizes various psychology-related activities and discussions in the city.

Sebastian Klein

Sebastian is cofounder at Blinkist, a service that feeds curious minds key insights from non-fiction books. As Blinkist’s Editor-in-Chief, he specializes in distilling complex concepts from great books into smart, beautiful language.

Francesco D'Alessio

Francesco is an avid fan of productivity apps and sharing his recommendations via YouTube and his Medium blog. He works for start-ups Newton & FlashSticks while completing his university degree. He loves walking, running and spending time in independent coffee shops.

Clare Wieck

Clare Wieck is Content Quality Lead and the Blinkist Minute minder at Blinkist. She sometimes misses the days when people hacked into the mainframe and rapped about sucker-MCs. She’s also a musician, holds a degree in psychology and identifies as either a New Zealander or Englander, depending on the occasion.

Florent Thurin

Florent is an lifelong learner, a pragmatic dreamer and a dedicated writer. Originally born and raised in the Bordeaux vineyards, he is currently completing his M.A. in Entrepreneurship and Strategy in Lisbon. Passionate about social initiatives, personal growth and the creative process in general, he naturally fell in love with Blinkist. You can learn more about his entrepreneurial journey at My Personal Add-Venture.

Saba Khalid

Saba Khalid is a Pakistani journalist living between Karachi and Berlin. She’s been working on women empowerment in her country through her website Aurat Raaj. Her dog Travis, a strong cup of coffee and planning her next big vacation get her through the day!

Conor O'Rourke

Conor is a freelance writer and translator living in Berlin. He likes traveling, bikes, rap music, and tacos. His work has been published on Matador Network, Serious Eats, Sprudge, and others. Find more of his work at conororourke.com.

Julia Neuman

Julia Neuman

Sinead O'Reilly

Sinead is a freelance writer and fashion stylist from Dublin. She has seriously itchy feet, a love for language learning and a total true crime buff.

Holger Seim

Holger Seim is co-founder & CEO at Blinkist, a service that lets users read the key lessons from the best nonfiction books in 15 minutes or fewer. At Blinkist, he focuses on growth and business development.

Niklas Jansen

Cofounder of Blinkist. Fan of meditation and mindful work. His favorite book-in-blinks is Creativity Inc.

Traci Kim

Traci Kim is a freelance writer and editor from Chicago currently living in Berlin. She’s worked with fledglings out of the Start-Up Chile program in Santiago, as well as various independent publishers of fiction and poetry. When not writing, she’s usually eating something delicious.

Molly Levinson

Molly Levinson is a New York native currently living in Berlin. She runs Internal Operations at Blinkist – working on all things from the office to the organization. When she isn’t at the Blinkist HQ she is most likely petting a dog.

Alex Weise

Alex is a writer and translator from Berlin. His translation studies compensated him for not getting into journalism, because they took him places, making him fall in love with almost everything Spanish. He works for Blinkist’s content, marketing and magazine teams and still can’t believe he is getting paid for writing and translating fun stuff for a company full of genuinely friendly people and learning something new every day.

Alex’s recommended read is On the Wild Side by Martin Büsser.

Carrie M. King

Carrie is the Managing Editor of Blinkist Magazine, and is usually found somewhere between a good book and a bad movie. Feel free to email her about all things editorial.

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Rosie Allabarton

Rosie Allabarton is a freelance writer and editor living in Berlin. Her writing covers a broad range of subjects, but in particular she enjoys exploring ideas around education, employment, and women in the workplace. She is also a published poet and enthusiastic disco dancer.

Jennifer Duffy

Jennifer Duffy is a bookseller and reviewer based in Dublin. If her head isn’t stuck in a book she can be found wandering around an art gallery or dancing.

Jennifer Parris

Jennifer Parris is a Career Writer for FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time, or alternative schedules. To learn more about Jennifer, visit FlexJobs.com or tweet @flexjobs.

Ronan Breathnach

Ronan is an Irish based freelance writer and radio producer who has too many interests for his own good. He’s usually found pontificating in Dublin cafes.

Rosamund Mather

Rosamund is from Eastern England and has been living in Berlin since 2014. In addition to writing, she is a translator from German and French. She enjoys making hummus, taking in the sweet smell of new books and magazines, and trying to achieve an optimal balance of lived-in and minimalistic in her flat.

Fionnuala Kavanagh

Fionnuala studied philosophy and psychology and is now a freelance writer living in Berlin. She loves cinema, saxophones, and swimming in the sea. What’s her magic? Rollerblading.

Joshua H. Phelps

Joshua lives in Berlin where he is currently studying photography. He can often be found wandering around the city with a camera or two on his neck and a notebook in his pocket.

Joshua recommends checking out David Brooks’s The Road to Character.

Kelly Chase

Kelly Chase is an Aaptiv trainer and Certified Holistic Health Coach, AADP, IIN who is trained in over 100 dietary theories and life coaching techniques. She helps people through a combination of nutrition education and physical training and creates a unique “roadmap to health” for every person she coaches. Her ultimate goal is to help her clients find the food and exercise that helps them become their best selves.

Natallia Darozhkina

Natallia is the Podcast Production Assistant at Blinkist. After completing a degree in Linguistics in Belarus, she moved to Australia to study Journalism and ended up pursuing Media and Sound Design in Germany. Natallia is also a musician who loves to play instruments during her peak creativity time — at night. Her neighbors wish she played chess.