Kate Hennessy

Kate Hennessy is a professional writer who splits her time between corporate writing, travel writing, journalism, editing and communications consulting.

As a travel writer, Kate's travel stories can be seen regularly in The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vice/Noisey, The Saturday Paper, The Australian Financial Review (Life & Leisure), The Australian, The Wire, The Quietus, AWOL, Wellbeing Magazine, CEO Magazine, Get Lost Magazine, Marie Claire, A Hotel Life and more!

Prior to teaching at the Australian Writers' Centre, Kate’s experience includes a role as senior writer and editor at writing agency, The Editor Group, and as internal communications manager at Cisco (Australia & New Zealand).

Kate Hennessy has written for Insurance Australia Group, Sydney Theatre Company, WESTPAC, Channel 7, RedKite, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, MBF and E*TRADE Australia and Goodman Property Group. She is experienced in a diverse range of business writing from intranet strategy, annual reports, case studies and corporate policy documents to shadow writing, website copy, brochures, media releases and marketing / publicity collateral.

As a journalist, Kate’s music reviews are published weekly in The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age. Her feature articles on business, travel, technology, the arts and health & wellbeing have been published in outlets including The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Arts, ABC Science, The Guardian UK, Guardian Australia, The Australian Financial Review and The Daily Telegraph, and in magazines including The Big Issue, Get Lost Adventure Travel, WellBeing Magazine, COSMOS, Green Lifestyle and Smarter Business Ideas.

Kate teaches Workplace Writing Workshop, Professional Business Writing and Travel Writing.

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What our students say about Kate:

“Kate was an engaging teacher who gave some insightful, real life examples. She has a warm and friendly personality and is passionate about writing in plain English. I’ve already recommended this course to our HR department as I believe many of our staff would benefit from this course.”

– Vanessa Seaton

“I really enjoyed Kate’s inclusive and encouraging style – all student questions were handled professionally. We participated in a number of exercises, which always helps to solidify what was learnt. The style guide with the comprehensive tool kit were great takeaways. Kate was able to provide something for everyone who attended.”

– Carolyn Eade

“Great revelations in the ’11 golden rules’ for business writing. Excellent content – I feel it has given me quick wins immediately. Kate was excellent. If you want quick wins in improving your communication, go to this seminar.”

– Ben Dodd

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Travel Writing
Turn your travels into cash! Learn how to craft compelling narratives and descriptive destination details.

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