Kirsten Irving

Middleweight Copywriter , Irving Words Available for work

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I'm a London-based copywriter, poet, proofreader and editor, specialising in toys and games. For me, sparing language, constraints and a sense of rhythm and flow sit nicely at the intersection of poetry and copywriting. I'm also a professional voiceover with a warm northern accent, so if you need those words brought to life, get in touch.

My clients range from global brands to non-profits, authors and SMEs, and I love helping clients foster a strong tone of voice that shows off their brand's personality. As a proofreader, I straighten out everything from novels to science articles, working to your house style.

I am one of the two editors behind award-winning poetry publisher Sidekick Books. My own poetry has been published by Salt Publishing and Happenstance, awarded several prizes, and thrown out of a helicopter. I've taught folklore poetry for the Poetry School, and am currently working on my second collection and a new folklore collaboration.


42 Silvester Road
SE22 9PB

  • Advertisements
  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Copy-editing
  • Digital and SEO copywriting
  • Product descriptions
  • Tone of voice
  • B2C
  • Consumer goods
  • Lifestyle
  • Sport, travel and leisure
Qualifications & Awards

Society of Authors Grant for Work in Progress (2019)
Winner, Live Canon International Poetry Prize (2011 & 2017)
Winner (with Jon Stone), Saboteur Awards Best Collaborative Work for Riotous (2014)


Understanding InDesign: Building a Book (2018)
Proofreading for Editors course (Publishing Training Centre, 2009)
Essential Skills for InDesign course (Mouse Training, 2008)


BA(Hons) American Literature with Creative Writing (2:1), University of East Anglia
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