“At Your Service”

“Alastair: Both pieces [feature stories] are absolutely marvellous!
I could not be more pleased. I’m astonished with your passion
for this particular project and your personal style. Again my thanks for all your assistance.
It is an honour to work with you.”
Kamil Vrablik.
Founder & Publisher: Luxury Homes and Estates British Columbia Magazine.


“Alastair is a skilled and highly creative copywriter. He also has a solid understanding of the best practices of copy strategy and structure.”  Steve Slaunwhite.  Author: The Everything Guide to Writing Copy.


“Alastair: You are a gem! What a wonderful piece of writing on our beautiful town. [Chemainus, BC]. Once word got around about your article, all the Province newspapers were sold out within a 20 km radius! Well done, and thank you so much. You are not only a great writer, but a pleasure to work with.”  Heather Macleod, Manager, Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce. BC.


I was very impressed with the article which you wrote for the Times Colonist recently regarding the Cultural Highway. I would like to know if you would consider joining us in some advisory capacity regarding the “written word.”  I hope that you will consider this request, but in any event I would be very pleased to meet you at our next Board meeting in the offices of Tourism Vancouver Island on Wesley Street. - Phil Field, Chairman and CEO, The Arts & Cultural Highway Accord


Bravo Alastair! Your article really touched the heart strings. I appreciate your work and creative, informative style. Thank you and you are truly a gem.-Virginia Blatchford, Castlebury Cottage Bed &Breakfast, Chemainus, BC’


“His writing is so descriptive, it was just like watching a movie, a really good one. I  got a better insight into life in Scotland after reading his story than watching some of these TV programmes. My hat is off to you Mr BARNETT. Auchanshuggle, Glasgow Guide Boards.



I really appreciated your quick responses to my emails, your straight-forwardness and your willingness to help a new company get off it’s feet.  Cheers,

James Warburn: Stow Away Boat Storage.

Responses to a recent story published in September 2010 issue of The Scots Magazine. EST 1739:

“Lovely poignant story.”
“Give me the Kleenex, I’m emotional reading this”
“What are you doing to me first thing on a Sunday morning?
“Pass the tissues, lovely story I can’t imagine what it must have been like for those children…”
“Lovely reading I felt every bit as if I was there with him. His writing is so descriptive.”
“Alastair’s story was worth reading, What a talent we have throughout the world. Walter Scott eat your heart out…”
“Well done, the writing is so descriptive, it was just like watching a movie, a really good one. My hat is off to Mr. Barnett.”
“Thank you. a beautiful little story.”
” A very heartwarming story.”
” A harvest of memories from the exciting and romantic days of a wee boy in a strange land in stranger times”
“A great story.”

The Writing Butler. Telephone: 250-744-1555 

Member: Federation of BC Writers