I post book reviews on Goodreads, share photos of life in Montreal on Instagram, and lurk people I idolize on Twitter.

Hi, my name is Carlene Kurdziel.

I’m a writer and editor based in Montreal, Quebec (working remotely!) helping small businesses and nonprofits tell their stories strategically.

Putting your big ideas to work can be challenging – but carving out impactful narratives is what I love to do.

From writing website copy to conducting insightful interviews for video scripts, my 9-5 as a freelance copywriter allows me to take part in making information more inclusive and accessible.

Relevant Work

Winnipeg Access Advisory Committee — Interviews, 2017 Annual Report

Portable North Pole — Website Copywriting, Social Media Copywriting

Main Street Project/Red Moon Media — Interviews and Video Script Development

At a crossroads — Article, Canadian Geographic

Some nice words from clients.

“Carlene is a personable and multi-talented professional who brings more to the table than just copywriting, and anyone hiring her can rest assured they are receiving top notch service! Her skills in copy/script writing, project management, and reliability in administrative duties allowed us to focus more on what we do best, and the overall result was an excellent, well-rounded product which was a reflection of the great teamwork with Carlene, and her assistance allowing all involved to focus and bring their best to the table.”

— Mayo Sowemimo, Red Moon Media

“It was a pleasure to work with Carlene this past year. She was able to hit the ground running and captured our intended voice and brand very quickly. She had great communication and was able to manage our expectations, and most importantly, was reliable. We would be excited to work with her again.”

— Bryan Blend, Portable North Pole

I’ve known Carlene for a few years now. Carlene was a great asset to help me build the Hakim Family Nutrition website from the start. She is very enthusiastic, professional, organized, and trustworthy. As a registered dietitian in private practice, I really enjoyed working with Carlene, as she was available to help me whenever I needed. I absolutely recommend Carlene’s professional services to others.”

— Elahe Askari, RD, Hakim Family Nutrition

Let’s chat!

When I’m not typing away in a Google Doc, I’m probably exploring Montreal on my bike, watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, or continuing my never-ending quest in finding the perfect pub (needs: dark wood, good beer, and the perfect reading nook).

If you have a project that needs the right words — or you just feel like saying hi — head to my contact page! 👋