AlainSaffel.com is my official Internet home base where I write on a variety of topics.
I like to laugh, so jokes and satire are common here. If you wonder what on Earth I’m talking about, maybe you missed the joke. Or, maybe I just wasn’t that funny. This is probably why I’m not a stand-up comedian.
My interests are numerous. Really, I’m interested in just about everything, but some of my major interests would be hiking, travel and photography. I’m planning on doing more hiking and travelling in the future. As always, I document my travels with my camera.
I got my motorcycle license and a scooter a few years ago and I am hooked! Travelling the world by motorcycle is something I’d love to do.
I am intensely interested in current events, politics and business and love to talk about them. It’s not all I talk about though. I enjoy talking with new people and finding out about what they do, where they’re from and what their passions are.
Adding to my diverse interests are gardening, food security, alternative forms of home construction, green and alternative energy. One of my long-range goals is to work in the green energy/alternative energy sector in some capacity.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Internet Marketing
I run an Edmonton SEO company. offering a variety of Internet marketing services. Our main services are organic search engine optimization (SEO), copywriting (webpage content, SEO copywriting, articles, blog posts, press releases) and pay per click advertising (PPC on Google Adwords, Facebook, Bing). I’ve got a lot of social media experience and am particularly interested in online marketing strategies.
Media & journalism experience
I have pretty solid experience as a reporter and editor. While working as a reporter, I covered business, politics, health, education, crime and more. I have written features, hard news, editorials and columns.
My experience in the newspaper business also extends to issue layout as well as ad design.
I’ve taken my media and Internet marketing experience and combined them in an Edmonton news website.
My experience covers a lot of ground. In addition to self-employment experience, I’ve got many years of accounting experience under my belt, and have worked as an accountant in a diverse variety of businesses.
I’m a strong advocate for small- and medium-sized businesses, and served as Chamber of Commerce director for three years.
Education: journalism, public relations, accounting
I’m continually looking for ways to improve my skills. My education includes a bachelor of journalism (public relations major) from Thompson Rivers University. I have a diploma in accounting and finance and received my A.A.T. designation with the Certified Management Accountants Society.
If I’m not taking official courses I am definitely doing a lot of reading to improve my skills in a variety of areas.
Feel free to leave a comment or get in touch with me if you have a question about what I do, or an idea for me to consider.