Ashleigh Mattern is the owner-operator of Vireo Productions, a digital creative agency based in Saskatoon, Sask. A writer and editor by training and experience, Ashleigh ran a freelance writing and editing business under her own name for seven years before she and her husband Jordan Mears launched Vireo Productions together in 2015. When working with Vireo, Ashleigh will be your main point of contact. She ensures projects are delivered on time, and everything goes smoothly.
Writer & editor
Words are Ashleigh’s passion. She began her career as a journalist and editor in 2007 at the University of Saskatchewan student newspaper the Sheaf. She worked as arts editor, copy editor, and editor-in-chief at the Sheaf, and in summer 2008 held an internship at the StarPhoenix, giving her hands-on experience with journalism and editing.
Following graduation from the U of S with an English degree in 2011, she expanded her writing skills to include copywriting. She worked for Saskatoon Media Group in the creative department writing commercials for CJWW, Magic, and the Bull; and began offering marketing services to her freelance clients.
Her work has included writing and editing articles, website copy, newsletters, sales letters, social media content, and more; for clients including newspapers, non-profits, post-secondary schools, engineering associations, municipalities, and local, regional, and national magazines.
Entrepreneur & speaker
While Vireo Productions was officially launched on June 1, 2015, Ashleigh knew she was an entrepreneur long before then. Her business Ashleigh Mattern Freelance Writing and Editing ran for seven years and served more than 40 clients (many of whom Vireo Productions still serves).
She loves to share her experiences as an entrepreneur and writing through speaking engagements. She’s been invited to conduct writing workshops and speak about her work to elementary and postsecondary students, and has spoken at Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and at MoSo.
Ashleigh particularly enjoy speaking about freelance writing, journalism, copywriting, entrepreneurship, small business skills, and web development for business owners and beginners. If you’d like to book Ashleigh for a speaking engagement, feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-292-1819.