Hayley Maguire: Copywriter, Journalist & PR Consultant

Who doesn’t love a good story? I know I do.

That’s why I tell other people’s stories for a living through articles, features, blogs, newsletters, advertorials and press releases. With a little bit of PR thrown in for good measure too.

Ecommerce is a common theme in my work and I’ve worked with online marketplaces like UK-based Chippa Nation and WildBounds. As well as global logistics company, Tigers.

In other industries, I’ve enjoyed working with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, UK communications agency Liberty PR (property specialists) and Asia Pacific-based iSentia.

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 real newspaper cuttings. So retro.

Then in 2009 I set off from the UK with a one-way ticket to New Zealand. What was intended to be a six-month trip turned into a 12-year global adventure and I’ve since lived in Australia, Canada and Austria (where I’m currently based). 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 made me a better writer as a result.

So, if you have a story to tell but don’t know where to start, get in touch at hello@hayleymaguire.com