Happy clients.

“THE HARD WORD’s Chris Sheedy is an absolute superstar. Whether I need copy for a 5000-word ebook, a magazine feature or a short web article, I know Chris will nail the brief, impress the interviewees and send me excellent work. He’s never failed to master a topic and capture just the right tone. Over the past few years, I have had several clients request Chris as ‘their’ writer – the best testament I can think of.”

brands that have utilised the services of THE HARD WORD

“Chris from THE HARD WORD is a versatile and resourceful writer, who I know I can rely on to deliver a great story – to brief and to deadline. His features are well researched and structured, with quotes from different expert points of view that really bring the topics to life for readers. Chris is a consummate professional, as well as an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Abigail Murison, Publications Editor, CPA Australia

"I commissioned THE HARD WORD to interview key members of my academic staff so that our annual research report would have a distinctive and fresh style, instead of looking like a laundry list of worthy but dull achievements. The results are beyond my expectations. Chris has brought our research outcomes to life and has given us a valuable tool to profile our School, engage our stakeholders and recruit new research students."

— Professor David Lovell, Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW canberra

“When we need high quality content produced for a range of topics including data science, engineering and program management, without hesitation we turn to Chris from THE HARD WORD. His work is always well researched and well written, and consistently completed before deadlines. Chris is always professional and a delight to work with!”

— Johanna mckinnon - content producer, keypath education

"Chris Sheedy is one of the best operators I have ever worked with. I have commissioned Chris on numerous magazine projects over the past decade and he has always gone above and beyond to ensure the best possible result. Dealing with Chris is an absolute pleasure as he naturally possesses the type of personality and attitude that makes one's work life even more enjoyable. He respects the craft that he offers, taking the time to understand the requirements, engaging with all stakeholders in a respectful and professional manner. I cannot recommend him highly enough."

— Julia Keady - Managing Editor, Edge Custom Media / CEO, Australian Women Donors Network

“I commission THE HARD WORD to write for INTHEBLACK on a regular basis. Chris always follows the brief and delivers on deadline. Chris searches for new ways to present information and writes in an engaging style, no easy task when it comes to complex articles.”

— Jan McCallum, Editor, INTHEBLACK

"Chris brings his A-game to every brief, delivering exciting, engaging and wonderfully clean copy to deadline. A talented writer, he is able to turn his keyboard to any topic, filing standout results that are uniquely Sheedy-esque."

— Isaac Wilson - Editor, Lexus magazine

"THE HARD WORD’s Chris provides concise, interesting and accurate copy, on time, every time. If there were more freelancers like him, we’d have a significantly higher standard of magazine journalism in Australia. Unfortunately, there are not."

— Todd Cole - Founder & Executive Editor, Odysseus Publishing

"Chris from THE HARD WORD is an exceptional interviewer and can write about a wide variety of topics. Over the past five years I’ve had the opportunity to commission him for numerous articles about agriculture, childhood cancer research and events. Chris nails the tone every single time and provides clean, easy to read copy for the intended audience."

— jennie smiedt - content manager, the kids’ cancer project

"Over five years of freelancing for FOXTEL Box Office, Chris has honed to an art form the exacting discipline of writing engaging marketing and listings synopses that must conform to absurdly short character lengths. His ability with a turn of phrase is matched only by his friendliness and responsiveness – I haven’t found the deadline yet that is too short for Chris!"

— James Bridges - Head of Programming, On Demand & FOXTEL Box Office

"Chris from THE HARD WORD is a very talented freelancer and I had the pleasure of working with him for over two years on a finance and accountancy magazine where I acted as editor. He has a keen sense of story leads and an affable nature that allows interviewees to open up and tell a different side to familiar issues. He's great at tracking down interviewees with just a name and job title, with prompt turnaround to meet deadline and word counts, with little requirement for editing. Commissioning calls were a pleasure and he always came to the table with fresh ideas."

— alexandra BURDEN - head of content, Institute of chartered accountants Scotland

"We engaged THE HARD WORD to write advertorials on our (New Idea, Better Homes & Gardens and That's Life!) behalf for Ronald McDonald House Charities.I have enjoyed reading Chris's articles in many publications and have seen him turn his hand to writing for everything from in-flight publications to youth titles.
Finding the writer we needed was never going to be an easy task – able to write for mass selling women's publications on highly emotive and sensitive subjects and to interview families in extreme distress in some cases, whilst dealing with a highly bureaucratic system of approvals on one hand and the exacting nature of the publications he is writing for on another.
We couldn't do what we do without Chris. His ability to get families to share their stories with us is unprecedented and his lovely turn of phrase have been proven (through research) to generate the emotions and actions we are looking for from our readers."

— Kylie Gibson - Group Sales Director, Pacific Magazines