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 loves to comment on Irish-American issues, politics, women issues and basically anything related to how social policy affects our lives.

I write because…

I write because I love precision. I write because it makes me listen to my own thoughts. I write to put an end to ruminating, circling, bouncing thoughts. I love words because they can represent huge worldly ideas in one small sentence. I write because sometimes I prefer to read what you have to say than listen to your voice. I write because I get sick of my own voice. I write to put my own life in perspective.

I write to put nebulous unproductive worries or anxieties into surmountable steps. I write to make plans. I write to communicate plans to other people. I write to share ideas. I write to prove my idea, plans or projects are sound. I write because its sometimes too easy to speak.

I write to convince people of my ideas. I write to help other people clarify their ideas and opinions. I write to help organizations put their mission and projects into perspective. I write to help groups stop talking in circles. I write because eventually the meeting has to end

I am available to write content for your organization, business, or to tell your personal story.

7 thoughts on “Writer for Hire

  1. 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!


    1. 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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      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 ­čÖé It was amazing, though, how much August here reminded me of August in Fairbanks!


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