Professional copywriting for your impact-driven business

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My Services

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Copywriting & STRATEGY

Need compelling copy that inspires action? Hire me for one project, or make me your long-term, go-to writer.

Website copy | sales pages | landing pages | conversion copy | e-books | online ads | marketing emails | articles | blog posts | SEO content | social posts | brochures | direct mailers | print ads | biographies | profiles | press releases | speeches | presentations and more.

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Are you looking for a complete marketing solution that includes copywriting, as well as digital marketing, web design and development?

Head over to my sister company, Sparked Digital Inc!

Sparked Digital is a full-service digital marketing and website agency that I co-founded in early 2019 after seeing that many of my clients needed more than just copywriting. At Sparked Digital, we cater to small-to-medium sized businesses who want to do incredible things online.

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Copywriting Training & Coaching

Working one-on-one or with your team, I'll help you develop confidence with words, while teaching you tricks of the trade.

Learn an effective yet simple system to produce writing that's magnetic and persuasive.

I also offer specialized workshops in website copywriting, business writing, and blogging.

Areas of Focus

Health & Wellness

Organizations, businesses, and practitioners helping others thrive.

Eco & Sustainability

Ways of organizing our economy to respect the natural environment.

Tech & Social Innovation

Emerging ideas that have the power to transform our communities.

Six Reasons to Hire Me

1. Get writing that's engaging and on brand

I’ll start by getting to know your business, your brand, and your industry. Then I’ll bring my expertise to the table and craft words that align with your goals, show your best side, and engage with your audience authentically and ethically. I think you’ll soon agree that professional writing makes a big difference!

2. Increase your conversions with the right words

Do you find it hard to write for your own business? That’s extremely common – you’re not alone. Coming at it objectively, I’ll look at the words you’re currently using and see if we can find a clearer and more direct way of saying it. I’ll also apply conversion copywriting techniques to get you better results.

3. Be confident that I'll deliver high quality work, on time

Trust that I’ll deliver superior quality every time, on time, without hassle! If you need rush work, I can usually accommodate it. Enjoy the fact that I’m easy to work with, I don’t need micro-managing, and I’m always happy to make revisions. Get your writing delivered in a Word/Google doc or format that works for you.

4. Always know exactly what you'll pay

I price almost all of my projects using a flat rate, as opposed to an hourly, so you always know the cost upfront. I include 2 rounds of revisions free of charge. To stay competitive, my rates are aligned with industry averages (see What to Pay a Writer by PWAC for Canadian ranges).

5. Work with a local Toronto writer

With so many options online, it’s nice to make local connections! I’m involved deeply in my profession in Toronto and have a large network of trusted freelancers, if you need referrals – from web developers and SEO specialists, to designers, photographers, and videographers.

6. Get a friendly and collaborative experience

I’m love forming long-term relationships with my clients. I only take on a handful of clients at a time in order to provide a  supportive, attentive, and high-value experience. Many of my clients have stayed with me for years and I often have a wait list – so inquire early!

My Process
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I’ll begin our project by getting to know you, your business, and your audience. This usually starts with a kick-off call or meeting. Next, I’ll put together a plan and copy strategy to accomplish your goals. I also spend a significant amount of time doing background research so I understand your product/service and target audience completely.

Next, I’ll write the first draft of your copy. You’ll receive the copy laid out in a Word or Google doc.

I always include 2 rounds of revisions free of charge. I’ll incorporate your comments and revise your copy until we have a final product you’re completely satisfied with!

Karina is incredibly responsive and reliable. She consistently crafts compelling copy within the requirements for our various projects and integrates feedback extremely well.
Lisa Helm
Senior Manager, Innovation Knowledge Centre
Royal Bank of Canada
I can't say enough about Karina's skills as a copywriting teacher. She taught our group writing strategies that I found myself implementing the next day, inspired us with thought-provoking examples, and led interesting group discussions. She's able to make copywriting approachable and exciting, both creatively and as a business.
Laurel Carter
Communications Manager & Social Media Strategist

Want to see what I've written?

Check out my past projects and work.