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In the hills of Summerland, BC, you’ll find the Simmonds family working hard for their clients and loving every minute of it. Founded by an audio producer named John Simmonds and a writer named Courtney Simmonds, Porthos Media is a family-run business serving Kelowna, Penticton and beyond. Courtney and John have two amazing kids and the cutest, cuddliest dog in the entire galaxy. When they are not busy at work for their clients, they love to enjoy the amazing outdoors in the Okanagan Valley. Hiking, kayaking, swimming in the lake, and basking in the sun on the shore are some of our favourite things to do. Nothing, though, gives us greater joy than happy customers. 

We can't wait to hear from you! Call us today and let us help you with your copywriting, audio or video project.

Courtney Simmonds

Courtney began her career as an SEO, which stands for “Search Engine Optimizer”. Put simply, that means she helped businesses rank at the top of the search engines for keywords that would bring them customers. As SEO got more and more involved, many who worked in the field began to narrow their services and focus on a specialty. For Courtney, that was copywriting. With a solid background in search optimization, Courtney is in the rare position of offering copywriting services with an eye for SEO. That means that the copy you hire Courtney to write is going to be copy that the big engines, like Google, will reward. 

Courtney has written her entire life. As a child, she traveled the world extensively with her family and never stopped writing about it whether she was in between surfing sessions in Australia or diving in Fiji. Now in her forties, she still lugs a box of those journals around with her. In college, she studied creative writing and literature. Courtney has a deep love of the written word which manifests as a book hoarding problem in real life, but what her family loses in storage space, your company gains in beautifully written words for any project that please your customers while drawing the attention of the search engines. 

Courtney Heard Copywriting

Courtney has extensive experience writing: 


  • Blog posts

  • Web copy

  • Promotional copy

  • Product Descriptions

  • Social Media posts/tweets

  • Longform articles

  • E-books

  • Memoirs

  • Proposals

  • Grants

  • Memos

  • Letters

  • Resumes

  • Technical/Instructional Manuals

Courtney has written in the following areas: 

  • Financial

  • Skincare

  • Beard care

  • Haircare

  • Makeup

  • Medical conditions

  • Marijuana (medical and recreational)

  • Food/Restaurants/Recipes

  • Travel

  • Philosophy

  • Surveying

  • Construction

  • Plastic Surgery/Cosmetic Procedures

  • Search Engine Optimization

  • Politics

While Courtney is not an expert in all of these topics, she has exceptional research skills that stem from her days as an SEO (we know Google!). There is no topic Courtney can’t research and write about. 


If you want to work with Courtney on your next writing project, reach out to us today and we’ll get started!

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John Simmonds


John grew up surrounded by sound and video equipment. His father worked for the local television and radio news stations as a reporter, videographer, sound editor, and documentarian. By the time John was a teenager, he had taught himself to play drums, guitar, and bass and as a young adult, toured with a Canadian punk band that had a hit in the rotation on MuchMusic. Everywhere he’s lived, he’s had a home studio, and much like Courtney with her book hoarding problem, John can’t help but collect recording equipment. Today, their entire basement floor has been converted into a sound studio and jam space and their teenaged son has followed in dad’s footsteps. Few days go by where you can’t hear music coming from the Porthos Media house, most of the time from live father/son jam sessions. 

John has experience editing and recording audio and video for: ​

  • Podcasts

  • Music

  • Music videos

  • YouTube videos

  • Radio ads

  • Voiceovers 

  • Audiobooks

  • YouTube Videos

  • TikTok Videos 

  • Facebook Videos 

And more. You can see more of what John has done on previous projects in our portfolio. 


If you’re looking for professional quality writing, audio editing, or video editing with mom-and-pop shop customer service and attention to detail, reach out to Courtney and John today. 

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