The Write Stuff

A Better Copywriting Service


This site is a personal web site that started as a hobby and still is! I have a strong passion for my faith and so believe in sharing it with others.  I do believe that God has blessed me with great talents and I need to use my talents to glorify Him.

I have been a practicing Catholic since April 26, 2004 and was baptized at Stella Maris Catholic Church.  I have been going to Catholic churches since birth (Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and then Stella Maris Catholic Church) and had a burning desire to become a practicing Catholic after I got married in February 2002.  Now I am an active member in my parish – Reader, Sunday School Coordinator(until 2013), Liturgical Committee, completed my course as a Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in 2012, a member of the Diocese of Kingston’s Evangelization Commission and Communication Commission – and I’m now doing a course at St. Michael’s Theological Collage to become a Lay Minister.

This site is not an official site of the Catholic Church. As a layman, and as a private apostolate, it does not require the approval or supervision of the Church. However, I take great pains to ensure that nothing which promotes disobedience or dissent is to be found on the site. I take very seriously the Lord’s admonition that it would be better to have millstones around our necks than lead the innocent (or ignorant) into error. If you want a site that will give “both sides” of an argument, then this site isn’t for you. This site wants to show you the brilliance and the splendor of Catholicism.

My aim for this site is to be a place of daily devotion, articles, prayer requests, a resource for RCIA and Sunday School, and for the sharing of testimonies.  A place where Catholics and non-Catholics alike can come and learn about scripture.

Visiting this site is free (and always will be!). However, there are costs involved in running the site and keeping it live. I don’t have a staff like some of the other Catholic sites on the web and, so, I ask you to be patient if this site isn’t updated as frequently as theirs.  I do believe God has truly blessed me, so the cost to run this site is nothing compared to the cost He paid for my sins.

There is only one payment I ask of you.  Please always keep me and my family – Merrick, Craig, Christian and Abigail DaCosta, in your prayers and ask God to bless our efforts with this site. Pray that it reaches the people who most need or want to learn the information we link to.

And one other thing, Don’t keep this site a secret! If you love this site, then tell someone about it!  Put a note about us in your parish newsletter or use the “tell a friend!” link at the top of each page to email your friends about how great this site is!

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Janet Riley


With a fabulous talent for writing seductive copy, a natural eye towards business matters and drive to succeed, founder Janet Riley had over 20 years’ in the copywriting business before forming The Write Stuff. She’d discovered over the years that the never-ending process of “find project”, “finish project”, “repeat”, was getting old. She wanted to focus on the writing end of her business, not spend all her time seeking clients.

With an MBA, serious copywriting chops and a fabulous sense of humor that comes across in her writing, Janet has undertaken copywriting for such corporate giants as Hewlett Packard, Barnes & Noble, Macy’s and numerous Fortune 500 companies.

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“serious copywriting chops and a fabulous sense of humor”

The Crew

A Team You Can Rely On


Janet knows she wouldn’t get a fraction of the things done she wants to if it wasn’t for her awesome crew. Kara Margules heads up our sales department, helping us find new clients in need of copywriting services when she’s not hitting the sales herself. Marie St. Clair keeps our copywriters working while developing awesome new craft designs. Jason Andrews leads our exceptional IT support team when he’s not making a new batch of award-winning homebrewed ale.

The Write Stuff wouldn’t be anywhere if it wasn’t for our highly-skilled team of copywriters. Covering industries from accounting to zoo advertising, our amazing copywriters can cover any campaign for any business anywhere in the world.