Business Writing Solutions

Content and strategic services for American and Canadian businesses.


           



BWS provides content and technical writing, copy editing, proofreading, planning and marketing solutions
for English-speaking corporations, small-businesses and non-profit organizations.

The right solution always starts with a question:

Why?

Not what. Not how. Why.

Why get a new website? Why rework your copy? Why market yourself online? Why change your systems?

Why gives the answer to what. And how.

Business Writing Solutions helps you ask and understand your why better, so we can create the right what using a range of how:

  • copy-editing and proofreading
  • technical writing: reports, proposals, marketing & sales content, internal & external communications, training manuals, guides & presentations
  • content direction & copywriting
  • systems, database or template development
  • website creation or redesign
  • business systems consulting
  • research and data visualization
  • business, marketing or promotion plans
  • employee training or coaching

We've been providing in-house and remote strategic marketing, business and writing services to the Vancouver market, across Canada and the United States, as well as abroad, from the beautiful Pacific Northwest for over a decade. Services provided by K.A. Wiggins, Juniper James, and an experienced network of specialized partners in the areas of branding and design, Public Relations and Social Media Marketing, and leadership development and organizational optimization.

Brands we've completed projects for or currently support include London Drugs, Skyscanner, Gourmet Marketing, Walmart, Avis & Budget Car Rentals, ReCalibrate/Integrity Leadership Consulting, Brunswick Group, OpenProject Software, OAC Services Software Consulting, Ethical Designs, Forma Floors, Integral Group, Photon Export, PrayerCurrent, Snowmelt & Stumps, and DIALOG Architecture.

Portfolio
Writing portfolio in searchable PDF.

Technical Writing: Instructional

Guides, manuals, and presentations for end users of Union Square and Deltek corporate CRM implementation for Integral Group. Live and remote training. Administrative user guides. Process mapping. Technical Writing, Instructional. Word, Excel, PPT.

Travel Writing

Original articles for Skyscanner's new Canadian content marketing project. 1,500 words. Content writing.

Template development

Business development template development for Integral Group. Business plans and proposals adjusted for greater functionality, efficiency, and automation-based accuracy. Word template engineering.

Technical/Content Writing

10,000 words of original content in a fresh voice for the website relaunch and brand refresh of hospitality-industry specialist marketing firm catering to a NYC clientele, Gourmet Marketing. Included: Mission Statement & micro-copy slogans, 25 services descriptions, 6 project descriptions & 19 case studies. Technical Writing for Marketing/SEO, Websites.

Book Proofreading

Copy-edit and proofread of green engineering (MEP+) firm Integral Group's latest publication, "INTEGRAL IMPACT: Transforming the Engineering Industry" by Jenny Fosket, 2017.

Website Content & Dev.

Full build development of new static-design, mobile-optimized parallax website, content & webmaster services for Business Writing Solutions. Github+html+css+Photoshop

Cover Design, Content

Cover design, content support, internal team proofreading of structural engineering firm Fast + Epp's publication "symphony of structure: the work of Fast + Epp" by Jim Taggart, 2010.

Magazine Ad

Concept design, layout and micro-copy for a quarter-page ad on behalf of Vancouver-based structural engineers Fast + Epp in the "RAIC Gold Medal 2011" edition of Canadian Architect honouring architect Bing Thom.

Business Development Reports

Research, reporting and technical writing for Vancouver-based seniors care firm Insite Housing, Hospitality & Health and research firm Lumina Services. Demographic statistic compilation, analysis and charting, report technical writing, formatting and proofreading, market research.

Business Card design

Business card redesign based on brand refresh. Layout, graphic design. Illustrator+InDesign.

Website Content & Dev

Full mobile-optimized static website design, development, content, marketing and webmaster services for YA Fantasy author K.A. Wiggins. Graphic design, content marketing, social media marketing (SMM), copywriting, coding. Photoshop+css+html+Github.

Marketing Collateral

Business card-style advertising collateral for tradeshow marketing for BC-based custom wood production business StructureCraft.

Content Marketing/Blogs

Various topics for businesses, celebrities and non-profits including:

Market Research

Regional market sector research for Vancouver, BC-based DIALOG Architecture.

Olympic Oval Mktg/PR

Pre- and post-Olympics marketing PR support for structural engineers Fast+Epp's work on the award-winning Richmond Olympic Oval. Included ghost writing, graphics and layout for international industry awards, press-release and articles.

Book Proofreading

Editing services for Prayer Current, a faith-based nonprofit in Vancouver, BC.

Light copy edit and proofread of revised edition of "Journey in Prayer: Seven Days of Prayer with Jesus" by John F. Smed, 2007.

Proofread of first edition of "Prayer for the City: Bootcamp for Urban Mission" by John F. Smed, 2012.

Content Marketing

"Our story" blog series for Central Community Church, Chilliwack. Live interviews and long-form original content writing.

New Website

Pitch/plan new website, layout, project management, SEO & webmaster services for a new CMS-based website on a tight timeline and budget for Vancouver, BC-based structural engineers Fast + Epp. Joomla+html+css+jquery

Mktg, Communications & Webmaster

Webmaster services, promotion plan, graphic design, SEO & local search optimization for Yaletown, Vancouver-based church plant Pacific Church. Joomla+html+css+AdobeCS

Website Content & Dev.

Promotional plan, full build development of new website, content & webmaster services for an orphan aid and community development nonprofit based out of BC. Wordpress+html+css+JQuery

Rates
under construction

Quotes are determined on a project-by-project basis, but the following general hourly rates may be used as a guideline:

  • Proofreading: $60
  • Copy-Editing: $80
  • Technical or Copy-Writing: $150
  • Research & Data Visualization: $100
  • Business or Marketing Planning: $150
  • Systems, Databases or Templates: $100
  • Systems or Strategic Analysis: $150
  • Marketing/Promotions: $80
  • Website and Online Services: $80
  • Branding & Design: available in partnership
  • PR & Social Media: available in partnership
  • Employee training or coaching: $80

Rates are in Canadian Dollars. Payment may be made in Canadian(CAD) or American Dollars(USD) based on the Bank of Canada's daily exchange rate in effect. Project quotes may be requested in CAD or USD. Billing terms are 25% deposit, 25% at project launch and the remaining 50% upon project delivery. Payment is accepted via PayPal or bank transfer (Canada only).