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You can’t remember the last time your Web site was updated.

A newsletter would help increase sales and retain customers but you can’t find the time to write one.

Publishing articles would enhance your image and increase your credibility but you don’t think your writing is strong enough.

Your customers are on Facebook but you’re not sure how to use it as a marketing tool.

Do any of these sound familiar?

If you answered yes, it’s not surprising. Marketing materials can be like accounting: you know it needs to get done but it keeps getting put aside for more urgent tasks.

Yet written marketing materials are essential to the success of your business. The right words attract new customers, help keep current customers and enhance the image of your business.

So how do you get high quality writing done for your marketing campaign and still find time to run your business?

Hire a freelance commercial writer.

It’s just like your accountant. You could probably do your accounting yourself, but know an accountant is faster and knows more about taxes than you do.

A freelance commercial writer is the same. As a professional writer I get the job done, freeing you up to run your business. And because writing is my full time job, I know what works.

What do you get when you hire me?

Quality writing that highlights your strong points (and your competitors’ weaknesses).

The flexibility to get the writing done as you need it, not just when you have time.

A professional marketing partner who not only provides excellent copy, but can suggest other marketing strategies to increase sales.

Do you want to see if my background matches your needs? Check out samples of my work on my portfolio page.

Services

Marketing Consulting

Maybe you’re a marketing guru who just needs a second pair of eyes to give some perspective – make sure you’re really doing the right things. Or you no longer have the time to do it all yourself and need some extra help.

Or maybe marketing is a complete mystery and you’re really struggling. You don’t know where to begin. You need help with all aspects of your marketing.

Whatever your situation, I have over fifteen years of experience marketing small businesses and non-profits. I can guide you safely through the marketing minefield – and help you achieve stellar results.

Not only have I worked with a number of small businesses and non-profits over the years – developed marketing plans, given advice make things happen – but I have run and promoted several of my own businesses. I’m not just some well-educated theorist. I have in-the-trenches experience to offer.

Whether it’s for the local market or the world – via the internet – I work with you to create a marketing plan that makes sense for your business. We’ll take a look at your plans and goals for your business; assess where you are today and where you want to go with your business. How quickly do you need to grow. And how much you are prepared to spend.

Next I’ll analyze what you’re doing now. We’ll talk about what’s working, what’s not and what’s missing from your current marketing mix. Sometimes I just need to give a small tweak to existing marketing strategies to get stellar results. Other times I find business owners are missing a key marketing tool.

Writing

If you know what you need to promote your business, but don’t have the time to create it, I’m your girl.

With my training in journalism and my background in marketing, I specialize in writing material that reads like a magazine article but sells like an advertisement. Customer newsletters, white papers, magazine articles and web sites are what I do best. If you need someone to implement your plan, give me a call today.

Speaking

I offer informational and motviational talks for small business. Honed from years in the non-profit sector, teaching at the college level, and attending Toastmasters, I’m a professional speaker who can entertain and educate your small business group.

I offer the following talks:

I’m on LinkedIn … Now What; 5 Ways to Grow Your Business Using the #1 Social Network for Business Professionals

5 Facebook Myths that are Stopping You From Marketing on Facebook … but shouldn’t

I Can’t Believe I Said That – how to repair your online reputation

Fees

Each project is unique and I quote on each assignment based on your individual needs. Most clients prefer a flat rate per project. I base my quotes on my hourly rate, however I don’t charge if it takes me longer to complete your job.

Customers with on-going needs may prefer a monthly retainer.

Contact me for a no-obligation quote.

About

With over twenty years of experience as a journalist and marketing professional, Andrea J. Stenberg has worked for large corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations and magazines.

 

Throughout her career, Andrea has always enjoyed and excelled in situations whereAndrea Stenberg she could put her writing skills to good use, even when her job title didn’t say ‘writer’.

Whether it was creating a brochure, writing a proposal or revamping a website, Andrea’s words have made a difference for her customers and employers.

In 2005 Andrea became an entrepreneur. As a full-time freelance commercial writer, Andrea enjoys working at what she does best. Her customers are businesses that want crisp, straightforward copy that speaks to their audiences. Andrea doesn’t care about flashy, hype-filled materials: she focuses on getting results for her customers.

In 2006 Andrea began passing on her knowledge and experience to others when she accepted a part-time teaching position at Georgian College in Owen Sound. “Although writing will always be my first love, I really enjoy working with students to help them improve their writing skills.

Andrea began running a series of workshops and courses on social media marketing and the Law of Attraction in 2007. She runs live workshops in Owen Sound and the surrounding areas as well as offering teleseminars and webinars to allow people who don’t wish to travel to this beautiful part of the world. In 2010 Andrea was excited to be named the Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce SOHO Business of the Year.

In addition to training, small business owners can learn from her blog The Baby Boomer Entrepreneur – filled with marketing advice, interviews with business experts and profiles of successful Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs.

Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph in Canadian History. She has studied journalism at Ryerson Polytechnical University and Conestoga College. She continually upgrades her skills by participating in workshops, seminars and courses on copywriting, marketing, sales and advertising.

 

Testimonials

 What People Are Saying About Andrea

On behalf of the staff at the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce, I would like to thank you for your contribution to our awareness campaign this past January.

The professional articles that you wrote on our behalf certainly explained to the public what our staff members do in their various positions and, through this effort, you have helped to raise awareness about our programmes and services.

We look forward to working with you again, and will certainly recommend your freelance writing business to others who need assistance with marketing and promotional articles.

Susan Mogelin
Volunteer Coordinator
Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce

I found your work to be very organized and professional. The brochure you did for me attracted a large number of people. It was not only very professional looking but very artistic in quality.

Rob Tite, Music Teacher

I think very highly of Andrea and her writing skills are exemplary. She was asked to write many letters on my behalf, regarding fund-raising, applying for grants, preparing news bulletins, preparing the brochures for each of our many concerts. She is an excellent writer with a superb command of the English language.

Maureen C. Sutherland
Pharmacy Manager
Pharma Plus Drug Mart

 

Andrea’s marketing seminar was filled with relevant information. I left feeling invigorated and couldn’t wait to start implementing some of her suggestions and ideas into my own business.

Pam Morrison
Buttonhole Quilt Design
“Tomorrow’s heirlooms, Today”

Andrea’s professionalism and knowledge of commercial writing makes her the best choice for any business looking for help with their marketing materials.

Jennifer Harris
Keylime Creative

 

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