Copywriter

Job details:

Freelance copywriter required for ongoing support.

About me:
I am a retired Paralympian in sledge hockey (Bronze - Sochi 2014) and run two businesses.

1) I am a public speaker, and speak on mental health and change management. (www.kevinrempel.com)

2) I run a corporate team building program in Toronto, ON, called the Sledge Hockey Experience (SHE), which focuses on team building, diversity, and inclusion. (www.playsledgehockey.com)

I won’t get into the full story here, but in short, I was paralyzed when I was 23, and my dad was also paralyzed four years before I was.

My dad, unfortunately became very negative, depressed, and developed a gambling addiction which ultimately led to my mom leaving my dad.

Seven weeks later, my dad took his own life.

I recovered, found sledge hockey and Team Canada, and turned my life around. I did go through post Olympic depression, but am extremely proud to say that I am doing exceptionally well and living a kick ass life.

It’s for those reasons that I choose to be a mental health advocate, from my experiences with my dad I love public speaking, and knowing what the sport of sledge hockey did for me, that’s why I choose to make SHE my life after sport.

I want to help people suffering from mental illness, grow the sport of sledge hockey, and help support people with disabilities.

What I need help with:

I am looking for a copywriter who can help take my videos, transcriptions, draft articles, and synthesize them into blog posts, social media captions, and Twitter headlines.

There are two people I would like to model myself after:

  1. Gary Vaynerchuck (Gary Vee)

  2. Peng Joon (PJ)

If you are familiar with either of those two people, that is a massive asset.

Here is a link to one of Gary’s articles on that subject, and here is a video as he speaks about it.

Here is a link to Pen Joon giving a live presentation about his method.

Familiarity with programs:

Asana
Google Docs
1Password
Squarespace
Medium.com
All Social Platforms (TW, FB, IG, LI, YT, Pinterest, Soundcloud, iTunes)
Hootsuite
Skype or Zoom
Mailchimp
Trello

Who I am looking for:

I would like to work with someone long term. I believe that in order for this to become something great, that having someone invested into the vision, business, cause, and journey are extremely important.

If mental health or people with disabilities is something near and dear to your heart, that would definitely be a big win.

At the same token, attention to detail, grammar and spelling, consistency, reliability, trust, communication skills…. all play a big role in the relationship.

Resources/channels:

Kevin’s Instagram
Kevin’s Twitter
Kevin’s Facebook
Kevin’s LinkedIn
Kevin’s YouTube

SHE Instagram
SHE Facebook

Hours:

Estimated, 4-6 hrs/week.

Pay:

To be determined.

Next steps:

If you are interested in this position, please click here to apply.