Kirsten Irving

Kirsten Irving

Poet, Copywriter, Voice Actor, Publisher

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a London-based writer and voice actor with a finger in many pies, and I love to hear from other creatives across all disciplines.

By day, I write copy for everyone from toy company Jellycat to top agencies to speechwriters in Germany. I've written in-app scripts, blurbs for authors, farewells, tweets, and books about bunnies.

As a voiceover, I currently record the Mosaic Science podcast for the Wellcome Trust and a range of animations for, for clients such as YMCA, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and the British Council.

By night (well, sometimes by day as well) I write, commission and publish poetry. My own work has been published by Happenstance and Salt, translated into Russian and Spanish and thrown out of a helicopter over the South Bank. I won the Live Canon international poetry prize in 2011 and a 2014 Saboteur award for best collaboration. I love new commissions and challenges, so propose something and we can go from there.

Since 2009, I have also co-run Sidekick Books, an award-winning collaborative poetry publisher seeking to take poetry beyond a narrow audience in a Trojan horse of film, video games, comics and animals. Think poetry doesn't speak to your interests? We're keen to prove you wrong.

Finally, I volunteer with Ministry of Stories, Talking News Islington and the writers' collective 26, as a mentor, voiceover and writer/editor, respectively.

Work History

Copywriter/Proofreader - Copy That

Apr 2013 - Present

Voiceover - KI Voiceovers

Sep 2011 - Present

Publisher/Commissioning Editor - Sidekick Books

Sep 2009 - Present

Poet - Kirsten Irving

Sep 2006 - Present

Funding Content Editor - Research Research Ltd

Sep 2007 - Dec 2013

Library Assistant - Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007


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

Sep 2002 - May 2006


  • Content Creation
  • Copy Writing
  • Marketing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Copy-editing
  • Creative
  • Live Performance
  • Poetry
  • Proofreading
  • Voice
  • Voice-over



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