Wondering why you should hire a professional writer?
PWAC – SWNB pros
tell you why:
Emma 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
Chuck 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.
Carmel 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.
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.
Want to make money as a
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
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
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
For more information on joining PWAC, visit