Professional Writers Association of Canada

PROFESSIONAL WRITERS' ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Southwest New Brunswick Chapter

Need the services of a professional writer?

The Professional Writers Association of Canada – Southwest New Brunswick chapter (PWAC – SWNB)
is a group of professional freelance writers who can turn your ideas into clear, concise copy.

PWAC – SWNB members are conveniently located throughout the southwestern part of New Brunswick from Sussex to St. Andrews and many communities in between, including:

  • Hampton
  • the Kennebecasis Valley
  • Saint John
  • Campobello Island
  • Grand Manan
  • St. Stephen.

These professional writers provide a variety of writing and related services that include, but are not limited to:

  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Annual Reports
  • Advertorials
  • Articles
  • Book Reviews
  • Brochures
  • Copyediting
  • Copywriting
  • Editing / Rewrites
  • Food Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Manuals
  • Newsletters
  • News Releases
  • Photography
  • Proofreading
  • Report Writing
  • Research
  • Technical Writing
  • Travel Writing
  • Web Content

To learn more about the professional writers of PWAC – SWNB and their areas of expertise, please visit WRITER PROFILES.

Wondering why you should hire a professional writer?
PWAC – SWNB pros tell you why:

Emma May Innis-WeissenederEmma May Innis-Weisseneder – Hiring a professional writer ensures a professional writing job; the chance of a positive outcome is greatly enhanced when a qualified, experienced individual is doing the work. In addition this person, as a professional, can be trusted to perform on your schedule.

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Chuck BrownChuck Brown – First impressions are so important and often that first impression is made with the written word. Whether it’s a brief e-mail, a letter, or a detailed report or proposal, you can help yourself and your business by engaging the services of a professional writer. Professionals don't just find the right words ... they do it efficiently, saving you time and money, not to mention the agony of trying to write if writing just isn't your thing.

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Carmel VivierCarmel Vivier – Professional writers will use their skill and knowledge to produce clear, crisp copy with clarity giving you an edge over your competition. They can turn your ideas into the written word and help you target your audience. They can help you 'brain storm' your ideas and assist you and your company with more than one stream of media giving you more ways to communicate with your target audience.

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Sandy MorganSandy Morgan - If you hire a professional writer, your message will be conveyed properly. Writers have the tools to help you express what you want to say.

 

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Want to make money as a
professional writer?

Join the Professional Writers Association of Canada – Southwest New Brunswick chapter! As well as linking members to all the benefits of the national organization, the SWNB chapter offers numerous benefits of its own. These include:

Networking with other writers and editors. Freelance writing can be a lonely endeavour – with only email and the telephone separating you from total isolation. SWNB chapter meetings are a great opportunity for networking and discussing the challenges of the business of writing. The chapter frequently has guest speakers who talk about topics of interest to writers such as breaking into particular markets. Meetings take place in Saint John at Inn on the Cove & Spa, 1371 Sand Cove Rd. from noon until 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

Professional development. Open to PWAC members and non-members, PWAC – SWNB workshops feature fiction and non-fiction topics. Members also keep their fingers on the pulse of other events of interest to writers, such as workshops by other PWAC members and chapters or writers’ groups in Atlantic Canada.

Peer support. PWAC – SWNB connects you to a network of writers across the province. Share successes and challenges. Receive advice and encouragement. At networking/social events or online, PWAC members are there for you.

Job leads/new markets. Nobody can guarantee you will land job leads or find new markets just because you join PWAC, but if you network with other writers and attend professional development seminars, you will probably pick up a lead or two along the way or learn about a market or writing opportunity you never knew existed.

Advice. Advice. And more advice. Invoice overdue and you’ve called three times? The editor gutted your story and you don’t know what to do? Not sure how to approach a new editor or a potential corporate client? Don’t have a clue how much to quote for a potentially lucrative gig? Not sure you should sign that contract that requires you to sign over serial rights, electronic rights, copyright, moral rights, your first born, and your pet gold fish? Stuck for a story idea or unable to flesh one out? Need a source? PWAC members are there to help with their experience and expertise.

Exposure. Not anybody can join PWAC. To join, you have to be a professional writer, one who meets PWAC’s criteria. Once you are in, you can generate exposure for your name and services by showing up at events, chatting with your peers, asking questions, learning how to market yourself and your services, sitting on a committee or even serving as an executive member.

For more information on joining PWAC, visit www.pwac.ca/joiningpwac/joinpwac.

 © 2011 SWNB Chapter of PWAC
last updated 29 November 2012