Hello there! I’m Athena Hayes, a freelance writer based in San Francisco.

I specialize in UX writing and content strategy.  


As a content strategist, UX writer, and copywriter, I've had the pleasure of working for high-profile companies including Google, JPMorgan Chase, Banana Republic, and CBS Interactive. I hold an English degree from UCLA and I also studied screenwriting and television writing at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.

What I Do

I create simple, elegant experiences that resonate with users by collaborating closely with product owners, UX designers, researchers, and dev teams. Many years of seeing things through the customer’s POV as a copywriter lets me know when to use certain words and techniques to help users on their journeys.


My content produces measurable results and conversion is my middle name. Well, not really. It's actually Renee. But you know what I mean. And the best part? I’m fun to work with!


How I Can Help You


My approach to writing is cool, calm, collected and (most importantly) collaborative. I’m writing for you, and I’m not happy until you are. I’ll work with you to produce content that will accomplish your goals, all in record time.  

On Site or Telecommute


If your company is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’d be happy to work on site with your team. I'm also available for telecommuting work on a contract basis.


I'd love to work with you, so contact me now at athena@athenahayes.com.

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