Founder & CEO Linkedin
Professional and Financial Services, Enterprise Technology

Susan Varty is known for her firm’s unlimited writing and editing approach to help companies attract, win and retain business.

HeadStart’s team of writers are based in Canada and call their unlimited approach “Copy-as-a-Service”. HeadStart works with companies in many different industries including professional services, cannabis, software, payment processing, managed IT services, cybersecurity, banking (including fintech and blockchain), and financial services.

An entrepreneur with a technical background, Susan is sought-after for public talks on content marketing and business strategy, speaking at the Social Media in Financial Services conference, the Global PR Summit and Digital Strategy Summit in New York.


Partner & Managing Editor Linkedin
Consumer Brands and Business Owner Audiences

Patrick McBrine, PhD and Partner, brings a wealth of writing experience, from academic books, articles, and reviews, to digital marketing, social media content and advertising. A published author and award-winning academic and researcher, Patrick is proficient in several languages and specializes in writing marketing copy for consumer brands. He teaches Effective Writing and Communication at the university level in addition to courses on literature and the History of the English Language.

“Good writing matters in the digital age – now more than ever – and clients who want to reach their personal and business goals need to make effective communication a priority.”


Partner & Researcher Linkedin
Retail, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Blockchain and Energy

Amanda Spencer understands how data and different perspectives can uncover new opportunities critical to today’s decision makers. She brings an in-depth, investigative approach to all of her client work, uniting her experiences from the corporate world and her academic career. This combination provides clients with top-notch industry and market research, as well as thorough, quality articles and whitepapers.

A former lecturer at Brock University and OCAD University, Amanda has also worked in retail management, human resources, and corporate training. She has seen first-hand how a team – and companies as a whole – can be energized and transformed by effective communication.


Partner Linkedin
Technology and Corporate Storytelling

Stephen Kotowych is an award-winning writer, podcaster, and editor with more than 15 years of experience in fiction and narrative non-fiction. He combines his deep knowledge of product development, technology and science, with a passion for publishing.

Stephen’s strength is storytelling and he brings this perspective to every corporate assignment.

With a Masters in the history of science and technology from the University of Toronto, Stephen has also taught publishing at the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University.


Senior Writer Linkedin
Financial Services, Media and Technology (English and French)

Catherine Masson enjoys every aspect of the writing process: from researching and structuring ideas, to finding the right style and tone. As a former internal communications advisor in large public companies—she understands the importance of writing clearly and simply—and of creating content that resonates with different audiences.

Catherine lives and works in Montreal, and has spent most of her career to-date producing bilingual content for various industries, namely Interactive Entertainment and Information Technology. A graduate of Concordia’s Communication Studies program, she also holds a B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences from York University’s Glendon College.

About Aislinn

Partner Linkedin
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

Based in Montreal, Aislinn has more than 20 years of leadership experience, managing communications for multinational corporations in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, multimedia, and technology industries. Aislinn has also worked as a journalist at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Radio and Television.

With a Master’s degree in Communications Management from McMaster University, Aislinn is also a part-time university instructor, teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in communications theory and strategic management.

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Our Team

HeadStart Copywriting

HeadStart Copywriting offers professional writing services for marketers.


Our team of writers are industry-experienced professionals with academic and business backgrounds.

Based in Canada, our team of senior writers offers a flexible, process-driven approach to ensure seamless quality and delivery.


We offer an unlimited, “Copy-As-A-Service” (CaaS) subscription model that eliminates negotiation per project and helps you ramp up content production without increasing your budget.

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