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Writing


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Writing


 

"THE role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anaïs Nin

Writing is storytelling captured, held, frozen in time. It's the ordeal of transforming abstract thoughts and feelings into words. It's taking your message and exposing it for all to see. Through words we communicate, we share, we make our dreams, our businesses, our achievements known to the world outside. And yet, writing is elusive to so many, a task too daunting to attempt, or rather, too scary to face. As a writer, I face this fear for you, I take your thoughts and make them words, make them solid and tangible, telling your story to the world.

I specialize in content writing: blogs, websites, business features, brand messaging, thought leadership articles, and marketing collateral. 

 
 
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Editing


Editing


 

"To write is human, to edit is divine." - Stephen King

Editing is everything. It's the paring down of inconsequential words; the necessary pruning of a ripe, blossoming tree. Without it, our meaning is cluttered, our intent is shrouded, and our purpose is misguided. Because we easily overlook our own errors, from proofreading web copy to substantive editing for content and clarity, editing is completely necessary and wholly invaluable. 

I excel at substantive editing (both business and academic) as well as editing and reworking texts - if you've written a draft but know it needs work, I can transform it for you.

 
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Rates


Rates


 

    HOURLY RATES

    • Writing - $85.00/hr
    • Writing (under four day turnaround) - $95.00/hr
    • Strategy, Consulting, + Pitches - $100.00/hr
    • Substantive Editing + Reworking - $75.00/hr
    • Basic Editing + Feedback - $65.00/ hr
    • Proposal Writing + Editing - $95.00/hr

    FLAT RATES

    • Blogging  (up to 500 words) - $100.00
    • Blogging (500 to 1000 words) - $200.00 
    • Interview Based Articles (700 to 1000 words) - $350.00

    Note: All rates are in Canadian dollars (CDN). For writing projects outside of this scope, please contact me for a quote.

     
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    Resources


    Resources


     

    LOCAL TO EDMONTON?

    Third Verb offers writing workshops to both new and advanced writers. Check out their website for current offerings.

    ARE YOU A CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR?

    The Rising Tide Society is after my own heart with their commitment to community over competition. Providing affordable (often free) and accessible professional development resources for the creative entrepreneur - think articles, webinars, conferences, and workshops to help you make your business better - for you and your clients. They also have meetups called Tuesdays Together in various cities; I'm in the Edmonton chapter and it's changed my life.

    The Inspired Editorial is a blog that works to create a community of creative entrepreneurs (including a directory and video library). Providing readers with advice, tips, and tutorials, The Inspired Editorial publishes a free online magazine - a must-have for creatives.