Posted by cschultz on Nov 2, 2011 in Food Writing
Join Natalie MacLean for an unforgettable evening of wine, laughter and story-telling to celebrate the launch of her second wine book, Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines. Natalie will be hosting events in the following cities:
Okanagan/Kelowna November 8
B.C. Wine Museum
Wine tasting with appetizers
Tickets: Mosaic Books 250-763-4418 or the Museum
Vancouver November 21
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Tasting of a number of wine and cheese pairings
Named the World’s Best Drink Writer at the World food Media Awards, the Canadian journalist and sommelier Natalie is just back from a whirlwind trip to uncover the world’s best bargain wines and share them with you.
She’ll also share stories about fascinating winemakers and gorgeous, remote vineyards with her quirky humour and insider smarts that made her first book, Red, White and Drunk All Over, the only wine book ever to get on the national bestseller list. The Globe & Mail also named it one of the best books of the year.
Space is limited for these exclusive BC events. Reserve your tickets now. Your ticket price includes a personally signed copy of Natalie’s new book, Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wine plus a wine tasting. Following the sessions, you can purchase additional copies of the book as holiday gifts and Natalie will sign them. Natalie’s tour will include 14 cities across Canada: http://bit.ly/Unquenchable
For more information about the book and an amusing video trailer about it, please visit www.nataliemaclean.com/book
Posted by cschultz on Mar 15, 2011 in Blogging
, Miscellaneous Writing
At Writing Victoria, we’re often tasked to write website content for businesses who are looking to improve their online presence. Clean, concise copy is essential when attracting readers on the web. Of course you want to communicate your message, but it’s difficult to grab and hold readers’ attention online. Readers will quickly leave your website if it isn’t visually engaging or interesting to read.
I personally believe that writing for the web isn’t an exact science, nor is it a fine art. It does take effort to do it well. Most business owners don’t have the time or the interest to create engaging, grammatically sound website copy. That’s where I come in.
White Knight Painting’s new website is a great example of how a solid online presence can benefit a small or medium-sized business. White Knight Painting is one of Victoria’s largest, most established painting companies and they were looking for a website that reflected these characteristics. Silver Barrel Solutions took care of the design and development for White Knight Painting’s new online home and I wrote the copy for the site.
I’m proud to show off the finished product and I know that White Knight Painting is, too. Since the site was launched in November, White Knight Painting has maintained stellar search engine rankings. Silver Barrel also developed a blog which I update every two weeks on behalf of the company. Like the website, White Knight Painting’s blog has shown impressive headway on search engines (in a highly competitive industry), and will only improve with quality, consistent blog posts. Most importantly, providing valuable information via blog posts is a great way for White Knight Painting to interact with and grow their client base online.
Check out the brand new White Knight Painting website at WhiteKnightPainting.com.