Sage Words

Sage Words is my Ottawa-based freelance writing business. I deliver clear, compelling content for web, print and video.

Since 2002, I’ve provided a range of services to private and public sector clients across North America, including: web, print and ad copy; profile features and success stories; slogans and taglines; blog articles; video and interactive scripts; and creative writing.

To learn more about my offerings, please email

Notable Clients

Algonquin College


National Arts Centre

National Research Council



The Ottawa Hospital

  • “I have worked with Amanda on a variety of different writing and editing projects, and her writing, professionalism, creativity and attention to detail are unmatched.” —Erin Adelheid Forget, Marketing Coordinator

  • “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, Marketing & Communications Executive

  • “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, Marketing & Communications Agency

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

  • “Amanda is super-easy to work with and her writing is exceptional. She came highly recommended by a colleague in another department, and 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, Program Director, Educational Institution

  • “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, Consultant, Human Resources Company

  • “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, Marketing & Communications Executive

  • “Amanda is the kind of writer who gets it exactly right every time. When her copy comes in, not only does it work technically, it sounds great, too—and that’s not easy to do. She’s got skill AND talent, which is a rare combination.” —Michael Milligan, Web Developer, Daytime Emmy-Nominated Screenwriter

  • "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, Creative Design Agency

  • “Amanda is a brilliant creative and marketing writer. She is the ideal partner when it comes to content development. It’s not just her level of competency and efficiency that differentiates her, it’s how she captures information to deliver content that is always on the mark. I can’t recommend her enough.” —Kira Schoch, Founder & President, Executive Coaching Firm

  • “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)

  • “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, Marketing & Communications Executive

  • “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, Partner, Mental Health Education Firm

  • “Amanda Sage is an absolute treasure to work with. She understands quickly what the needs are, asks pertinent questions, meets all deadlines promptly or early, and turns in high-quality writing that needs minimal editing. She is highly dependable and a talented writer.” —Kathryn Young, Senior Editor, Marketing & Communications

  • “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 & CEO, Strategic Consulting Firm

  • “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. 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, Managing Partner, Marketing & Communications Agency

  • “Amanda’s work is outstanding. She takes the necessary time to understand what is required for each project and executes with speed and confidence. It is an absolute pleasure working with her.” —Chris Gill, Marketing & Communications Executive

  • “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 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, Marketing & Communications Agency

  • “In a world of run-on sentences and misused semicolons, Amanda is an oasis. Her writing is crisp, clear and a joy to read.” —Diana Berris, Senior Editor, Marketing & Communications

  • “When you think all may be lost in this fine land, come to 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

  • “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, Founder & Partner, Creative Design Agency

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

  • “Smart. Engaging. Compelling. Amanda’s gift for writing allows her words to extend past the page and into your thoughts and imagination.” —Carole Norton, Marketing & Communications Executive

  • “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

  • “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, Communications Director

  • “Amanda is an agile and evocative writer who is especially effective at channeling community voices. She’s also fast!!” —Stuart Hickox, Founder & Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

  • “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, IT Workforce Solutions Company

  • “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 Emeritus, Film & Media Department

  • “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 (The National Parks Project)

  • “Amanda is one of those rare self-starters with a passion for connection and curiosity. With, she understands the drive for excellence, and is growing a brand and experience that celebrates Canadian excellence.” —Kevin Newman, Retired Anchor/Correspondent, CTV News

  • “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, VP, Animation Studio

  • “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, Founder & President, Mobile Software Development Company

  • “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, Partner, Marketing & Communications Agency

  • “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, Marketing & Communications Director

  • “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’s work always meets or exceeds my expectations. She knows what questions to ask to avoid multiple rounds of edits, delivering outstanding work on the first go. She’s a great storyteller and is amazing at capturing you emotionally through her words.” —Rachelle Mesheau, Marketing & Communications Executive