Colleen is a professional writer, researcher and public policy analyst. She has worked for the Irish government, non-profits, municipal and the federal government in the US and e-commerce businesses. She specializes in improving organizational communication, designing concise messaging and measuring results and impact. She is a member of the International Association of Professional Writers & Editors, Writing.ie and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

She loves to comment on Irish-American issues, politics, women issues and the intersection of social policy and our daily lives.  She is available to write content for your organization, business or to tell your personal story.MWPA_white_200


6 thoughts on “Writer for Hire

  1. shari burke says:

    Yes, we quite like Ballinrobe and are considering whether to go elsewhere or stay here when our lease is up in April. We plan to keep renting, so it’ll be easier to pick up and go whenever we feel like it. We are both from the US and had never been in Ireland before moving here, but my husband got citizenship by descent because his grandparents were born here, so he already had an Irish passport when we arrived. I am someone who hates summer and loves winter, so one of the biggest adjustments for me has been “winter” and getting used to such mild and spring-like weather. This reminds me of Portland, Oregon, where we lived for 8 years before moving on to Fairbanks, Alaska. That gave me a whole new understanding of the concept of winter 🙂 It was amazing, though, how much August here reminded me of August in Fairbanks!


  2. cfhennessy says:

    Hi Shari,
    Thanks for the note and Happy New Year to you too. I hope you are enjoying Ballinrobe. Are you originally from Mayo and were living in Maine or are you from the the US? There’s a lot of similarities between the West of Ireland and Maine but thankfully the winter’s are easier.

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  3. shari burke says:

    Saw your interview in the Expat blog email and wanted to wish you the best of luck for your move back to Maine! My husband and I moved to Ballinrobe (in Co Mayo) in April 2014 from Brunswick, ME–just up the road a bit from Cape Elizabeth. We lived in Maine for 4 years and were very happy there. Happy New Year!


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