Monday, July 13, 2009

Canadian Writers Group

This new Canadian agency represents freelance writers. Principal agent, Derek Finkle, has a background both in writing for and editing periodical publications, including Saturday Night magazine and the Globe and Mail. He is also the author of No Claim to Mercy, a book examining the Robert Baltovich murder case.

CWG's writers contribute to Canada’s most prominent publications, including The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, enRoute, Canadian Geographic, Report on Business, Food and Drink, Toronto Life, Vancouver Magazine, Today’s Parent, Canadian House and Home, Reader’s Digest, Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Walrus, and Zoomer. They are a talented group that recently garnered 59 nominations at the 2009 National Magazine Awards.

CWG’s writers are also highly successful in the commercial sphere, producing award-winning copy for advertising campaigns, medical and pharmaceutical companies, real estate developers, blue-chip software firms, insurance providers, banks, fashion designers, professional sports franchises, universities, and clients in many other areas.

The agency has also helped clients find the ideal speechwriter, interviewer, editor, researcher, ghostwriter, investigative specialist, story producer, and screenwriter.

Masthead has an article about this new agency, including reactions from magazine editors:

Note: For information about Brian Henry’s upcoming writing workshops and classes see here.

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