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Sage Words – Ottawa Freelance Writing

Sage Words is my Ottawa-based freelance writing business. For 15 years, I’ve provided a range of services to clients in both the private and public sectors, including: web, print and ad copy; slogans and taglines; blogging; video and interactive scripts; SEO copywriting; substantive editing; stylistic editing; and creative writing.

To learn more about my offerings, please email amanda@amandasage.ca.

Notable Clients

Banfield

Colonnade BridgePort

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

National Arts Centre

National Research Council

terra20

The Ottawa Hospital

Xquisit Communications

  • “Amanda is a bright, shining star in the making. Her work is deep and heartfelt. She has showcased a unique vision in her films and writing from a young age. My advice? Watch this space!” —Megan Raney Aarons, Filmmaker, The Sibs

  • “Amanda’s ability to tell stories and help encourage others to share theirs is remarkable. Her approach is both professional and welcoming. Amanda definitely knows how to work collaboratively while still being mindful of deadlines.” —Yiorgos Boudouris, Founder, Acts of Greatness

  • “Amanda’s creativity and ability to complete work with very little direction has added significant value to our project. Her writing is flawless—always grammatically correct and well organized.” —Monika Bernat, Research Consultant, HRSG

  • “Amanda delivers quality work, quickly. She asks the right questions, incorporates feedback well, and has been a seamless extension of our team over the years. Her positivity, professionalism and pride of work make her a pleasure to collaborate with.” —Véronique Gravel, Account Director, Partner, Banfield

  • “Amanda is super-easy to work with and her writing is exceptional. I’ve used her talents for a few projects that were critical to my work. I recommend her to others whenever an opportunity presents itself.” —Dana Fleming, Coordinator, Protection Services, University of Ottawa

  • “Amanda has been a tremendous help with our corporate communications over the past several years. Always professional, personable and responsive, Amanda can be counted on to deliver great results!” —Paul Genier, President, Veritaaq

  • “Amanda is the creative genius behind Kickass Canadians—a refreshing, forward-thinking social network. It was a privilege and honour to have Amanda guide me through this amazing concept. I immediately connected with her as a person and admired her elegant skill as a writer and a journalist.” —Ryan D’Arcy, Neuroscientist, Simon Fraser University

  • “Amanda is an exceptional writer who has the unique gift of being able to inspire people with her craft. I look forward to many more collaborations with this talented woman, and highly recommend her to anyone.” —Ray Zahab, Founder, impossible2Possible

  • “Working with Amanda is always an excellent experience. I turn to her for writing and editing projects regularly, and from start to finish she is reliable, professional and thorough. I know when I ask Amanda for support that I will receive nothing but the best quality in editorial services.” —Jodi Lackey, VP, Operations, gordongroup

  • “Amanda is fantastic. She’s very quick to understand the required approach and style of a project, and provides a very fast turnaround. As long as I am in this business, I will definitely choose to work with Amanda.” —Robert Nettleton, Manager, Editorial Services, gordongroup

  • “When you think all may be lost in this fine land, come to KickassCanadians.ca for great reading about people who inspire. The reason it’s great reading is the great writing. Kudos to Amanda Sage, who makes stories of our lives.” —Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio Host, The Next Chapter

  • “I read a lot of scripts, so it’s rare that I find ones that stand out. Amanda’s screenplay Bliss is one of the few; her writing sparkles. Bliss is a smart, honest and haunting story told simply and effectively.” —Matthew Edison, Actor, Writer (The Domino Heart)

  • “Amanda quickly understood our needs and grasped the essence of who we are as a business. She is always on time—often ahead of time—and she writes in a very dynamic, concise and professional style. We are happy to have found her!” —Geneviève Allard, Director of Client Services, MAGentix

  • “Amanda consistently delivers high quality work, ahead of schedule and within budget. Most importantly, she cares about both the work she produces and the relationships she forms with her clients.” —Suzan Acker, Owner, Singulata

  • "Amanda consistently and quickly delivers quality, is extremely open and responsive, incorporates direction with ease and grace, and is always a pleasure to work with." —Bob Coady, Partner, Cicada Creative

  • “Amanda Sage is not only hilarious and sweet and smart and insightful as a person, but has the amazingly rare ability to translate all that, and more, into her writing.” —Rob Cohen, Filmmaker, Comedy Writer (The Simpsons, Being Canadian)

  • “Amanda is an agile and evocative writer who is especially effective at channeling community voices. She’s also fast!!” —Stuart Hickox, Executive Director, One Change

  • “I’ve collaborated with Amanda for several years and am consistently impressed by how responsive and efficient she is. She has a unique ability to quickly bring ideas to life in creative ways, delivering on-message copy, taglines and more. She’s also a kind, giving person and a pleasure to work with!” —Rachel Hancock, Managing Director, TRUEdotDESIGN

  • “Amanda is wonderful to work with, and beside her professionalism as a writer resides excellent communication skills.” —Doug Smith, Author, International Speaker

  • “Amanda is an incredibly efficient writer with excellent attention to detail. Her work for my company was error-free and of the highest quality.” —Sean Peacock, President, Mobilesce

  • “We work with Amanda when we need expertly crafted content for our clients. She is able to mine to the heart of the message, delivering exemplary copy every time. Her thoughtful, professional attitude makes her a delight to collaborate with; she’s an asset to both Xquisit and our clients.” —Dominic Willsher, Partner, Xquisit Communications

  • “Amanda is THE most exceptional student I have ever had in 20 years at Queen’s. She is willing to take extraordinary creative risks with a confidence and clarity that is very unusual for one so young.” —Clarke Mackey, Professor, Film and Media, Queen’s University

  • "Amanda is a very talented and creative writer who can handle a wide range of subject matter. She brings her magic to every project we've collaborated on. She's the Hermione Granger of writing!" —John Churchill, Owner, 3flow communications

  • “Throughout my communications career, I’ve had the great fortune to work with Amanda on a wide range of projects. Her work never fails to hit the mark with clients and colleagues alike. I have no hesitation in recommending her as a writer who has a wide skill set and is a joy to work with!” —Debbie Miller, Manager, Communications and Marketing, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

  • “Amanda is a brilliant writer! She's hugely talented, word-perfect and knows how to capture the voice of the client. She’s also a joy to work with. Amanda is smart, funny and always goes out of her way to deliver way more than what was expected.” —Charlotte Riley, Owner, A.C. Riley Communications

  • “Amanda is an exceptional writer. She is able to quickly capture the voice of the client, delivering succinct and impactful content. I would not hesitate to recommend her.” —Debra Workman-Saulnier, Managing Partner, Infocraft

  • “Amanda is one of those rare self-starters with a passion for connection and curiosity. What attracted me to KickassCanadians.ca was her determination to make it about competition. Amanda understands that drive for excellence, and is growing a brand and experience that celebrates Canadian excellence.” —Kevin Newman, Anchor/Correspondent, CTV News

  • “Amanda is a highly skilled and creative writer, and a very kind and giving human being. A great person to work with!” —Geoff Morrison, Filmmaker, Big Cedar Films

  • “I have had the pleasure of working with Amanda on multiple projects for my business. She is an efficient and intuitive writer, editor and collaborator. I am really impressed by Amanda’s ability to translate my intention and vision into the written word. I highly recommend her services!” —Ronit Molko, Founder, Empowering Synergy

  • “Amanda has a wonderful way with words and a seemingly endless well of creativity to draw from. She also excels at adapting her style for a variety of media." —Jerry Popowich, Chief Creative Officer, Mercury Filmworks

  • “Amanda is a great writer! We have called upon her services numerous times because she is reliable, creative and very efficient. A gem to collaborate with.” —Olivier Carré-Delisle, Director of Communications, National Research Council Canada

  • “Amanda’s professionalism and expertise exceeded my expectations. Her work was nothing short of perfect.” —Lori Nash, Communications Task Force, Ottawa Public Library Foundation