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Writing | Creative Blogging | Story-Telling | Ghost-Writing | Blogging for Business

I am a creative writer and storyteller that can help your business by writing your story, through your website copy, or blogging for your brand.

CREATIVE COPY

If you need creative copy, I can help. I have written for many sectors and specialize in brands dealing with Interior Design, Beauty, and Parenting. I can creatively tell your story with your marketing strategy in mind. Explaining what you do combined with your own personal style using SEO writing, website copy and social media soundbites can help to elevate your brand.

BLOGGING

Writing a blog takes time and energy, and I can customize my story-telling blogging style for your business. I have written hundreds of blogs posts, and am well-versed in SEO tips and tricks to help you reach more customers. I ghost-write blogs in many sectors including Home Security, Senior Care Homes, Dental and Health Care. Keywords, meta data, and alt tags – you don’t need to know this but I do - and I will help use these tools to garner unique views on your website.

CREATIVE CONTENT

Creative content for your business may be visual content for your various platforms, told in your unique voice, or articles for your corporation or publication. I have written for parenting websites, beauty blogs, and design magazines. I write heartfelt content to resonate with readers and inspire people, and can curate visuals to help bring your brand to life.

About Me

Writing | Makeup | Styling | Brand Consulting | Social Media

The ‘thing’ that I do best is Curate Brands.
Whether it is Ghost Writing or Copywriting, Colour Schemes or Makeup, Photoshoots or Social Media Strategy - it is all to make YOU look good - and strengthen your brand.

This is my story...

I started my professional journey practicing Interior Design after graduating from the University of Manitoba. I worked for a leading edge paint company doing Colour Marketing, Store Design, Public Relations and Interior Design. TV appearances across Western Canada, and working with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation on a restoration project were just a few of the highlights. After 9 years, I left to pursue entrepreneurship.

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I took my design skills and translated them into makeup artistry, working for dozens of private clients, weddings, special events and photos shoots. Working with photographers on catalogue and creative shoots became my specialty. I did makeup for the Langara College Photography Department on contract for 4 years.

Venturing into direct sales, I worked as an independent representative for a large jewelry company, with my personal sales topping over $300K in 6 years. I coached and mentored over 300 women, with cumulative team sales over $250K annually. Blogging alongside my business was a driver that became a passion for sharing.

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Writing, blogging and copywriting was born out of years of blogging, most recently on my current lifestyle website, Scarlett Ballantyne. Writing for parenting websites such as Scary Mommy, UrbanMommies, and Urbanmoms.ca, in addition to writing SEO for private clients has translated my toolkit of skills into a freelance business.

Work with Me

Writing

Blogging and Freelance Writing. Creative Writing. Ghost Blogging. Blog Posts. Copywriting.

Do you need help with your company's Blog? Or are you a small business requiring some copy-writing?

I've been published on Huffington Post Parents, Huffington Post Style, Scary Mommy and Club Mid, and xoJane.

I can help you tell your story in a clear, relatable way that connects you to the people you want to reach the most.

Makeup & Styling

Makeup services for photographers, stylists and clients. Located in the Greater Vancouver area.

Fashion Photography
Boudoir Session Hair & Makeup
Actor's Headshots
Business Head Shots
Graduation Hair Styling & Makeup
Graduation Photos
Catalogue Photography
Special Occasion Hair & Makeup
Model Portfolios

Social Media

Social Media Services, Social Media Management, Small Business, Vancouver, BC.

Do You need help creating original content for Twitter and Facebook? What about photos for Instagram? Or pinning social media images to your Pinterest account to keep it current? Then SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES could be for you.

Curating YOUR brand is my specialty.

Let me help YOU look better with my years of experience and toolkit of skills.

My writing work

Huff Post Parents, Family Shoot

 

Publication:

Huffington Post Parents

Title (click to read):

5 Tips for Surviving a Family Photo Shoot

 

IHTM, XO Jane

 

Publication:

XOJane

Title (click to read):

It Happened to Me: I Was a Makeup Artist for Child Beauty Pageants

 

5 Figures Dance, Bon Bon Break

 

Publication:

Bon Bon Break

Title (click to read):

Why I Pay 5-Figures A Year for Dance Lessons

Treat Yourself, Urban Mommies

 

Publication:

Urban Mommies

Title (click to read) :

6 Ways to Treat Yourself 

Botox – Stimuli Magazine

 

Publication:

Stimuli Magazine

Title (click to read) :

Why I Choose Botox as Part of My Beauty Routine

Pumping at the Office – Scary Mommy

 

Publication:

Scary Mommy

Title (click to read):

Pumping at the Office and Other Working Mom Joys

Boudoir Photos – Club Mid

 

Publication:

Club Mid

Title (click to read):

Getting Boudoir Photos Taken was the Best Gift I’ve Given Myself 

Teen Slang – Urbanmoms.ca

 

Published:

Urbanmoms.ca

Title (click to read):

The Slang You Need to Know to Understand Your Teen 

7 Truths – Scary Mommy

 

Publication:

Scary Mommy

Title (click to read):

7 Truths About Parenting Teenage Girls 

 

 

What my clients say

Creative Content

Styling | Makeup & Hair | Brand Photography | Content Creation | Facilitating

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Social Media

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING REVIEW & PLAN
:

A Social Media Plan that I create will give you a detailed, step-by-step action plan that includes one-hour consulting session via Skype or Facetime.

This is perfect for a SMALL BUSINESS that doesn’t have the funds for more than a one-time review, and gives you idea-generation to implement yourself.

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MONTHLY SERVICES
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If you want a review of your existing social sites and some on-the-fly recommendations, I can do that, too.

Monthly services are recommended for a small to medium-sized business that wants a bit more in-depth service.

This includes Daily Postings to the Social Media sites determined, some Social Media CONTENT suggestions, original photography if required and monitoring and growth strategies.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGING SERVICES
:

Let me do all the social media marketing for you. Can include accounts on Twitter, Facebook Pages, Instagram and Pinterest.

These services are recommended for the client that doesn’t have a clue about what to do, and is happy to hand over the work to someone else! You are ready to give up the reigns and let me help you create and manage the Social Media Accounts that will best work for your type of business.

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From the blog

How to Grow Your Direct Sales Business Quickly

How to Grow Your Direct Sales Business Quickly

 

Jewelry. Leggings. Supplements. Skincare. Makeup. Homewares.

These are just a few of the categories of items that you can find to sell via Direct Sales.

Although the concept of direct sales has been around since the 1950s, prior to the millenium, most direct sales companies were limited in their offerings. Many career-minded women like myself, faced with balancing work and family, didn’t have an appropriate product that they could sell in direct sales to replace their income if they chose to stay home with their kids. There were a few companies in the game, but opportunities that were interesting, fashionable and items that women wanted to buy or sell, just weren’t there.

[…]

7 Things To Consider Before Choosing Your Baby’s Name

The BabyPost, scarlett ballantyne, scarlett writing, naming your babyNaming your baby is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. You are choosing a moniker for your child that will define them for the rest of their lives. Depending on baby naming trends of the year, some people choose popular names while others decide to go the original or classic route. Whichever way you decide to go, here are a few tips about naming your baby that will help you avoid landing your child with a name that may cause them grief in the future. […]

I Am Never Going To Be The Mom That Volunteers for School Field Trips

Mom & Girls, Urban moms

 

When I was working full-time, like many mothers, I felt very guilty for not being able to attend my kids’ field trips or other school functions. I couldn’t wait to get more flexibility in my work so that I could be that mom that helped with the PAC meetings or at school fairs. And when I started working for myself, I tried to attend as many school events as possible.

But then I realized that it wasn’t for me. […]

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I would love to talk to you about writing or creating content for your brand. I am based in Vancouver, BC Canada, but can work remotely all over the world.

The best way to get me is via text - 778-847-1006
Or email - scarlett.ballantyne@gmail.com

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Address: Greater Vancouver BC, Canada
Phone: (778) 847-1006
Email: scarlett.ballantyne.gmail.com
My Lifestyle Blog: www.scarlettballantyne.com