Steve Slaunwhite (born December 7, 1962, in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian bestselling author of several business books, most notably on the topics of marketing and copywriting. He is the co-founder of International Freelancers Day, which is held each year in September.
He earned a business degree from York 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 and other professional publications. In the 1990s he began a freelance copywriting career. Today, he focuses on writing books and leading workshops on marketing for small business owners.
His first book, Start & Run A Copywriting Business (Self-counsel Press), was favorably reviewed in several publications including Wall Street Journal. 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)—which was a long-time Amazon business bestseller and won a 2010 Best Small Business Book award from SmallBizTrends.com.
Slaunwhite has also contributed sections and chapters to ten books including The White Paper Marketing Handbook and Web Copy That Sells.. He has been interviewed for his small business marketing expertise by such media as SoftwareCEO, DM News, NBC, Toronto Star,Vancouver Sun, and MarketingSherpa.