Write Stuff Writing Services has been providing innovative, well-written editorials and ad copywriting for newspapers, magazines, ad agencies, public relations firms and business clients since 1993. Co-owner Dorothea Helms is well known in the new home building industry in particular, having worked directly for a number of housing publications, ad agencies, public relations firms and individual new home builders. In 2001, she was nominated for a prestigious Rotman Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award, and in 2000, she was runner-up in the “Favourite Freelance Writer” category in the Write Magazine Reader Poll.
Her work includes regular features on Canadian celebrities, and she has been privileged to interview and write about over 50 well-known professionals in the entertainment, sports, media and arts worlds. Dorothea has sat in the living rooms of Pinball Clemons, the late Timothy Findley, George Fox, Ronnie Hawkins, Roger Ashby, the late Ben Wicks, Jeff Healey, Sandy Hawley, Alannah Myles, Dinah Christie, Bruce Good, Ted Barris, Bill Lishman, Kim Mitchell, Neil Crone and many other reader favourites and written on their lifestyles.
In addition, Dorothea’s articles have appeared in local, regional, national and international magazines and newspapers, including Chatelaine, lichen literary journal, Stitches: The Magazine of Medical Humour, Popular Woodworking, Woodworker, Big Buck, The Business and Professional Woman, Real Estate Magazine, Homes & Lifestyles and Today’s Homes. Dorothea’s humour also peppers the many articles she provides for the Toronto Sun Special Sections such as “Career Connections” and “DriverSource Saturday.”
Dorothea teaches Creative Writing at the college level and offers a fresh perspective that defies typical journalism styles. She offers topnotch writing and editing services for everything from small ads to technical websites and books. Currently, she is the editor of numerous magazines and special sections for Metroland Printing and Publishing and York Region Newspaper Group in the Greater Toronto Area. Dorothea recently started a second writing business that focuses on humour in a series of books, keynote speeches, workshops and courses. Visit The Writing Fairy for the opportunity to purchase her new book on writing.