Casey Hynes

Journalist, Content Writer & Consultant

About Me

Hi, I’m Casey. I’m a journalist, content writer, and consultant. As a journalist, I cover human rights, emerging tech ecosystems, and how the two intersect. As a content marketing writer, I craft thought leadership articles for a wide range of executives on marketing, e-commerce, app development, and international business operations. I also do brand journalism and am interested in working with companies that use their products and technologies to empower communities in the developing world.

Since April 2011, I've been freelancing and traveling, living my dream of doing meaningful work while seeing the world. Now I help other people do the same, through consulting calls and speaking engagements.

My background in a nutshell: I fell in love with the written word at age nine. I knew I was going to be a writer, though I couldn't have known the many different places my calling would take me. As managing editor of the campus newspaper at Mount St. Mary’s University, I got my first taste of exposing injustice and challenging authority. I received my B.A. in English and communication studies from there in 2007, and graduated from Columbia Journalism School with my M.S. in 2008. I moved to Washington, D.C., after graduation to work at Roll Call, first as a journalism fellow and then as an editorial assistant.

After working in Washington, D.C., for a year and a half, I moved to Asia. While there, I wrote about Indian princesses in Bangkok, the wild terrain of Mongolia, a hospital for migrant workers on the Thai-Myanmar border, and the first hackathon ever held in Yangon. My work has been published in Vogue India, The Wall Street Journal, The Magazine, Asian Correspondent and a number of regional publications.

I care about doing good work, pursuing fulfilling opportunities, and living with integrity. If you're the same, we should probably work together. Or at least grab coffee sometime.

 News & Features

I've published features in The Wall Street Journal, Vogue India, The Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, South China Morning Post, and Roll Call, and blog regularly about human rights and the emerging tech scene in Myanmar for Asian Correspondent. I also write about travel, and wrote a column for an expat magazine in Thailand on dating as a solo traveler. Here are a few of my favorite pieces I've done.

 Content Writing & Brand Journalism

I work with content marketing agencies and international corporate clients to produce engaging, authoritative articles on a range of business topics, as well as narrative pieces that highlight the clients' innovative work in their industries. My client list includes Influence & Co., Fluxe Digital Marketing, Telenor Group, BPO Solutions, and PlanetWare. My specialty areas include content and digital marketing, mobile tech, developing markets, and travel. The following are pieces I wrote for Telenor's Reach Magazine.

 Editing Services

My services include story development, copy editing, proofreading, and assistance with press kits and social media promotion. Most recently I edited Writing for the Web by Will Moyer and the Thailand Guide in the Wood Egg Entrepreneur's Guide to Asia series. To schedule a free informational call about my editing process and rates, please email me.

 Consulting

I help creatives kickstart their freelance businesses with practical, actionable advice. If you want to launch a location-independent freelance lifestyle, let's talk! Sessions are tailored to your specific goals and needs, and I provide feedback on portfolio pieces you can use to land gigs and clients. I've spoken about the business of being a freelancer while traveling or living abroad at events in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and consulted private clients as well. I'll help you avoid financial panic and clients from hell during your early freelancing days, and help you make the most out of this fantastic lifestyle.

  • “I screened about 200 editors before I came across Casey Hynes and let me tell you, I have never been happier. She is professional, easy to work with, and knows what she is doing.”
    Matt DiConti, author
  • “Working with Casey has been pure joy. Her commitment is to put out a quality body of work that reflects her clients’ ideals, standards and integrity.”
    Yene Assegid, Ph.D, author
  • “I would not have been able to complete my book proposal and find a literary agent without Casey’s meticulous help. I felt that Casey was genuinely interested in my project to make it the best it could be, instead of simply ‘doing a job.’”
    Enoch Li, author
  • “I have gone to many foreign correspondent club socials, picked a few brains over drinks, but in social settings people are naturally reluctant to talk about the finer details of their work life. To have someone provide information [about freelance journalism] for me, and to have the [kind of] support where I could send work to Casey to have it corrected between sessions, was definitely worth the money.”
    Cormac Quinn, freelance journalist
  • “My conversation with Casey helped me understand the fun and creativity that comes with the nature of freelance writing. I learned about the realities of being a freelance writer, that you should be direct and bold in order to receive work opportunities. Our conversation inspired my next move to pursue a career. ”
    Valerie McPhail, freelance journalist
  • “Casey helped me focus on a big transition to freelance editing. She was full of the perspective and experience anyone making a shift in their career path would be served well to hear. Casey was an encouraging and solid voice of reason, and she seemed to genuinely share in the excitement about what is up and coming for me.”
    Megan Holcomb, editor
Casey Hynes 2015
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