“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.

A few examples are award-winning chocolate maker Aneesh Popat, New Zealand band Fat Freddy’s Drop and the British Ambassador to Austria.

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? Then get in touch at hello@hayleymaguire.com