I'm Bec Hanley.
Wordsmith, podcast addict, mama and vitamin sea lover. Oh, and the words (and brains) behind Little Birdie Copywriting Studio.
My first word was ‘book’, and that autumn day in the 80s was the start of a life-long love affair with words.
I knew ever since I was chomping on Push Pops and getting around in my Supre bodysuit at age 7 that I wanted to be a writer.
And since I opened my first copy of Dolly magazine (RIP) at age 12, I knew that was where I wanted to work one day. Cue one-and-a-half degrees, a billion hours of working for free and fast-forward to 2012 and I had MADE IT. I’d scored a job at Dolly magazine and all my teenage dreams had come true.
From this high point, I’ve gallivanted through the publishing houses of Sydney, from writing about health for Women’s Fitness and modern motherhood for Mama Disrupt, to interviewing big-name entrepreneurs for Collective Hub and perching at the sub-editing desks of the likes of GQ and Elle.
I've spent time working in an in-house marketing and communications role for a not-for-profit.
My career has also seen me write copy for dozens of women-led brands, from one-woman shows such as photographers, coaches and designers to household names. I’ve penned advertorials for the Commonwealth Bank's female financial wellness initiative; crafted website content for Destination NSW, and written traffic-boosting blog posts for cult organic haircare brand Bondi Boost.
I still sometimes pinch myself that my daydreams came true, but this is what makes me so unwavering in my belief that yours can, too.
Ultimately, I believe we all grace this earth with at least one special gift. Mine is words, and it’s my mission to use them to help you propel your gifts out into the world.
Born and bred in Sydney, I recently made the leap across the Nullabor on a whim, and my laptop and I (along with my other half and our two gorgeous girls) have happily landed in the beachside 'burbs of Perth, Western Australia.
Like all good tales, it’s certainly been a long and winding one, but one thing’s for sure:
I can’t wait to see where my story goes next (and how I can help you write yours).
Psst! I also have a book (or two) in the works! You can read more about my journey to (fingers and toes crossed) becoming a published author here