I’m Kirsten Donaghey, a writer, editor, and writing coach living in Vienna. I am a native English-speaker and your go-to-person for projects big and small. Since 2010, I have been delivering what you need, when you need it with friendly professionalism.
If you live in Vienna, great, we’re neighbours! If not, well, it’s a small world – we still found each other!
I’m here to provide solutions for all your writing projects. Since 2010, businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals have been coming to me for engaging content, edits that go beyond perfect grammar, blasts of creativity, textual flow, motivation, and inspiration. Take a look around, send me a message, and let’s get your project done!
After years of experience working with a vast variety of clients, from big business, agencies, start-ups, and individuals who have a brilliant idea, need content for a website or really want to write a book, I have realized something…
Seeking the best person for your project because … it’s your project. It might be the content for your start-up, a memoir, or an amazing business idea that you have turned into an e-book. The point is, you don’t want to hire just anyone. I can assure you, I’m not just anyone. If you live in Vienna, I’m local. I’m accessible in all aspects of the word, and I get what people are trying to say with the written word. Perhaps it’s intuition, or maybe I’m lucky and have a superpower, but either way, you won’t be disappointed.
Overwhelmed. You have a project you need written or edited…yesterday. You need someone you can trust to understand the scope, with no hand-holding. You need no mistakes, the right tone, and language that flows like the Danube on a summer’s day. You need a go-to person who does last-minute, one off, long term, you name it, she does it. And she does it bang on!
Curious.You have some spare time so you are cruising around looking for inspiration, someone who will be able to step up and help you finish your book, provide some clarity, someone you can trust and have a good working relationship with. You have questions, and goals, and you want someone to help you get to the finish line.
Have been Referred to me. Referrals are a big chunk of my business and I am very grateful that clients are so happy with my work that they ‘talk me up on the street’. Please, take a look around, let me know how I can best help you!
I occasionally offer writing workshops both in person and online. Workshops are taught by various instructors.
"Working with Kirsten was a great experience. She helped me wrangle an unwieldy creative non-fiction feature into a shorter, tighter, more sell-able piece. Kirsten was able to see the theme that was missing in the story and her compassionate comments were invaluable in helping me see it, too. I would not hesitate to recommend Kirsten, and I will certainly be calling upon her again in the future."
"I hired Kirsten as a mentor to assist me with developmental editing I was doing for a client's memoir. Kirsten's support and advice was invaluable. She was an excellent sounding board for my ideas and my doubts, so I was able to move the project forward with much more confidence and direction. Her recommendations were practical and inspiring. I wouldn't hesitate to use her services again."
"Over the years, I have worked with Kirsten on several projects. She has edited my translations of novels, memoirs, academic papers, and screenplays. We also collaborated on writing texts for an art exhibition and editing NGO projects. Kirsten is very easy to work with, she sticks to deadlines and has a wonderfully organic style of approaching a text – her edits are concise and make the text flow more smoothly. But the best thing about Kirsten is that she is very insightful. She enriches any text she touches.
Contact me for a free 30 minute consultation. You can ask questions, tell me about your project, talk about price and come away inspired!