My name is Ardith Stephanson and I live Saskatchewan, Canada. I’m a freelance writer with a degree in journalism and communications and over 30 years of writing experience. By combining my outstanding writing skills with today’s technology that allows me to work remotely, and my attention to details and deadlines, I meet the needs of an array of clients, in a variety of ways.
My education and background is journalism and communications, and I have written everything from newspaper articles to speeches, funding proposals to promotional materials. I have extensive experience in a variety of strategic communications areas, including media and public relations, and marketing.
My business is now focused on writing blog posts and website content, with expertise in Search Engine Optimization and content marketing. I have also managed social media like Facebook and Twitter, handled content management for clients, designed strategic campaigns, and managed platforms like WordPress.
My biggest focus is writing blog posts and articles, which I do for a variety of clients. In all instances, I follow the specifications of each client, to exceed their expectations and help customers find their websites.
Here are some samples:
- Cabo Living Magazine is a beautiful publication in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It’s a treat to see my name on paper and not just online! I truly loved writing this article on the Northern Dream, a stunning yacht that makes its home in Cabo but is owned by a Canadian. Here’s the pdf – you really should take a look.
- Calvert Home Mortgage Investment Corporation recently launched a new website, and I have been writing articles for the blog section of their learning page. It’s been great to learn about this successful Canadian family business and work with the team at Calvert Home Mortgage. Here’s a sample of my article: 3 Ways Real Estate Investors Support the Green Movement; 3 Reasons an Anti-Flipping Tax is Counterproductive; and 5 Key Facts You Need to Know About Bridge Financing
- An exciting new company called memoryKPR has asked me to contribute regularly to their blog. I have written about the important reasons to save your life’s stories, along with some ideas for specific celebrations: Father’s Day; graduation; and a new baby. If you check out the blog section, you will see many more articles I have written.
- I am a ghost writer for the informative site Mushroom Health Guide.
- I am a regular contributor to the amazing website Backyard Fanatic, which provides “Inspiration for Every Backyard Transformation.” A few examples: the 30 Best Backyard Makeover Ideas, 21 Amazing Patio Lighting Ideas, and 37 Cool Backyard Garden Ideas. This site allows me to bring together my love of writing with my love for my backyard!
- The app Circuit helps couriers and drivers optimize their route – but it can be used by anyone who needs to drive to various locations. Some examples of work I’ve done for this site: 8 Reasons to Love Being a Courier, 7 Problems Faced By Couriers, and How To Solve Them, 5 Quick Ways to Finish Your Delivery Routes (Even at Peak Times), and Do You Recognize the 7 Early Warning Signs of Stress on Your Delivery Route? Take a look around the blog section for a lot of good resources, and you’ll find many more that I’ve contributed.
- The Saskatchewan company gotmold? has asked me to write several blog posts for their customers: 4 Key Facts To Know About Flooding and Your Home; 3 Things To Know About Freezing Water Pipes; 5 Questions and Answers About Ice Dams on Your Roof.
- The great new app/website called Bidmii, which helps homeowners find contractors to handle renovation work and more. One example is an article I wrote on the steps to finishing your basement.
- Bonsai, or HelloBonsai.com, a site for freelancers, like me! Here’s a small sample of the many posts I have written: client testimonials; identifying client needs; developing a marketing pitch,and more.
- Fresh Australian Kitchen, which sells cast iron cookware and specialty glassware, and has now expanded into carbon steel cookware. I’ve written several posts for FAK, including summer uses of a Dutch oven, reasons to choose glassware as a gift, and what kinds of oils to use with your cast iron cookware. And of course, why you should drink whisky from a proper whiskey glass.
- Baja Weddings and Events, a company focused on event planning in Mexico.
- Bop’s Beans, an online coffee company, for which I have written content on their fresh coffee beans and information on making a great cup of coffee.
- The Totes Newsworthy site.
- Writing for EcommerceChamp, a site focused on helping e-commerce businesses, I have written about choosing drop shipping companies, the product Kajabi and using Oberlo for dropshipping.
- Startup Press, for whom I wrote an article on a marketing strategy for startup businesses.
- Working for Vivvo.com, I have written Digital Government in Canada and eGovernment Transformation.
- I have been a ghost writer for the great, fun site KitchenSanity and I’ve written for Financial Framework.
I’ve even been published in Spanish!
Another focus is writing website content, helping clients create great content to draw customers to their business. I have written all the content for the following websites, following specific keyword guidelines from the clients:
- Torch Down Roofing NYC
- Brooklyn Bathroom Remodel
- NYC Stucco Repair
- Kitchen Remodeling Brooklyn
- Disinfection Services NYC
I have also done the following work:
- Writing product reviews
- Managing the web content strategy for several clients, including content planning, keyword focus, and writing and posting the content
- Writing modules for an education site, which consisted of preparing multiple choice exams with reference resources on two topics: Leadership, and Time Management and Productivity
- Writing web content for a marketing consultant’s website, Buchanan Incorporated.
- Writing specialized website content for varied clients such as kitchen and cooking to home maintenance to financial advisors to online marketing; some of these clients pay me to be a “ghost writer,” so my name does not appear
- Writing with a focus on content marketing, brand journalism and Search Engine Optimization
- Editing and re-writing website content
- Re-vamping a WordPress website, including writing content and re-doing the site structure: Aldebaran Coaching and Consulting
- Writing marketing material in the form of user manuals
- As always, this personal blog where I write for my enjoyment
I have run a successful communications business in the past and I’m a national award-winner in communications, so I’m sure I can help you or someone you know. I ask that if you know anyone who may need my services, please pass along my information.
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