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 business author, copywriter and speaker, known for his books on copywriting and freelancing. 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

In 2016, was named "Copywriter Of The Year" by American Writers & Artists.



  • 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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