Steve Slaunwhite

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Steve Slaunwhite
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater York University (Business).
Occupation Business author and speaker.
Notable work The Wealthy Freelancer (co-author), The Everything Guide to Writing Copy, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Web-Based Business.

Steve Slaunwhite (born December 7, 1962, in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian marketing strategist, speaker and author of books, including on the topics of marketing, copywriting, and small business success. He is the co-founder of International Freelancers Day.[1]


Slaunwhite earned a business degree from York University and did post-graduate at Ryerson University. Upon graduation he began a career in professional sales during which time he published a number of sales-related articles in Sales And Marketing Journal, The American Salesman[2] and other publications.

His first book, Start & Run A Copywriting Business (Self-counsel Press), was favorably reviewed in several publications including Wall Street Journal.[3] His other books include The Everything Guide To Writing Copy (Adams Media), The Complete Idiot's Guide To Starting A Web-Based Business (Alpha) and The Wealthy Freelancer (Penguin)[4]—which was a long-time Amazon business bestseller and won a 2010 Best Small Business Book award[5] from

Slaunwhite has also contributed sections and chapters to ten books including The White Paper Marketing Handbook and Web Copy That Sells. ISBN 0814432514



  • Steve Slaunwhite, Start & Run A Copywriting Business, Self-Counsel Press, 2000 & 2005 new revised edition[6]
  • Steve Slaunwhite, The Everything Guide to Writing Copy, Adams Media, 2007[7]
  • Steve Slaunwhite, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Web-Based Business, Alpha/Penguin, 2009[8]
  • Steve Slaunwhite (with Pete Savage and Ed Gandia), The Wealthy Freelancer, Penquin, 2010[9]



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