“Hayley is an excellent writer and very professional to work with. All articles were provided each week meeting deadlines and communication was always excellent.”

Matthew Stapleford, Immigration Experts

Hello. I’m a British freelance writer and communications consultant based in Austria.

I provide copywriting, content writing and PR services for agencies and independent businesses.

Plus, I write about international living for The Local Austria – an English-language news outlet.

Basically, I love a good story, which is why I tell other people’s stories for a living.

Ecommerce has been a common theme in my work and clients include British online marketplaces Chippa Nation and WildBounds, and Dubai-based luxury shoe brand Mengloria.

In other industries, I’ve enjoyed working with UK communications agency Liberty PR (property specialists), digital marketing agency Watman & Worth and International Filmfestival Kitzbühel.

In pre-freelance times I worked for a London-based PR agency (transport specialists) and a New Zealand-based media intelligence company.

I’ve also been fortunate to interview many inspiring people over the years, such as award-winning chocolate maker Aneesh Popat, New Zealand band Fat Freddy’s Drop and the British Ambassador to Austria.

Plus, I’ve been featured in Creative Boom, Big Cartel and Falling off the Ladder.

But how did it all start?

The backstory

I started out as a journalist for a regional daily newspaper in Chester, UK, back in the mid-2000s.

That was just before news went digital so my portfolio from those early days contains only real newspaper cuttings – so retro.

Then, in 2009, I set off from the UK with a backpack and headed to New Zealand.

What was intended to be a six-month trip turned into a 12-year global adventure (and counting) and I’ve since lived in five different countries. With a few stints back in the UK along the way.

Needless to say, travel and experiencing different cultures has been a big influence in my life.

And it’s made me a better writer as a result.

Got a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Get in touch at hello@hayleymaguire.com.