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Darren Horrigan


That’s the broadsheet edition. The tabloid follows…

Over the past 25 years I’ve written for, or about, an A-Z of corporate Australia – household names and icons; private and public sector; local and global. The full list is on my web site. It includes American Express, Microsoft and PricewaterhouseCoopers. And I’ve written everything except poetry. There was one client who wanted to use a limerick, but I talked him around.

Long copy or short copy; thought leadership or marketing communications; written word or spoken word; online or offline. Plain English – in thought, speech and words on a page – are my tools of choice. And I work routinely at all levels of the business, from factory floor to mahogany row. If prompted, I’m even happy to recount the occasional tale of my time on the roller coaster as press secretary to the NSW Minister for Police.

Before writing for corporations and politicians I wrote for the print media. I was a journalist on The Sydney Morning Herald where I covered general news, local government, State politics and crime. Sometimes it was difficult to know one from the other.

I’ve also been a regular contributor to The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Bulletin, CFO, CIO, MIS, APC, Inside Sport and Australian Doctor. I edited NetGuide magazine; wrote ads for Ogilvy & Mather; and worked in media relations for the NSW Business Chamber and Telstra.

Energetic, positive and organised, I present professionally, but I’m always ready to muck in to get the job done. I have an open mind, a degree in journalism from RMIT and I know what I don’t know. Most important of all, I keep a cool head under pressure and I’m always ready for a good laugh – especially at myself.

I appreciate the unique demands of client service and I’ve built a writing career by being on time, on brief and on budget.




Darren Horrigan
0439 977-717


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