Hi! My name is McKinley.

I'm a neurodivergent writer based in Melbourne, Australia.

I help organisations and individuals figure out what they want to say, and say it well.

I'm also the creator of cult-hit newsletter The Whippet, an eclectic mix of science, history, weirdness and unsolicited advice. Go take a look!

I research and write questions for ABC's Hard Quiz. My speculative fiction stories have appeared in Fantasy Magazine, Seizure, and Andromeda Spaceways' Inflight Magazine.

Email me at hello /at/ mckinleyvalentine.com or say hi on twitter.

Hire me to get your copy sorted

Copywriting & editing

I produce clear, effective, user-centred writing, with an emphasis on plain language and accessibility. Experience across the public, private and non-profit sectors.


Newsletters & content marketing

I write engaging content that appeals to your audience and am a subject matter expert in newsletter production and growth.


Coaching & writer development

I work with writers to develop their skills and find their voice, whether they're writing for themselves or for business.