Thank you for being here and for your interest in working with me. During my ten year career as a writer I have written across a variety of formats – from feature writing, social media management, academic reports, to white papers, marketing and sales copy, news articles and entire website revamp-and-rewrite projects.
A bit about me – my name is Alison and I am a 32 year old Japan-based professionally trained journalist with the National Council for the Training of Journalists. I have worked as the Editor and Assistant Editor of a plethora of UK-based publications, both digital and print, since graduating with my MA in Journalism in 2013.
I have spent time with newspapers across the north west of England, and have freelanced for lifestyle magazines across the country.
The work I create is informed by my experience across many industries. These include construction, education, gas detection, health and safety, healthcare, wellbeing, finance, housing, travel, recruitment, technology and hospitality. My work across these varied sectors illustrates a capacity to write and research about diverse subject matter, and proves my adaptability and wide-ranging knowledge.
I am so incredibly passionate about the work I am doing in the world and it is my absolute pleasure to write for companies across many sectors. My experience is varied and diverse which further enhances my capacity to write about a variety of subject matters. I am currently based in Hokkaido, Japan teaching English to students within the public school system and am proud to be a contributing part of the community I am within.
For more information about my writing experience, please see my portfolio below which showcases the projects I have been proud to be a part of thus far through RTYY Creative Centre.
I value team work and moving forward together in a friendly, efficient manner towards common goals. I am an upbeat, enthusiastic, glass-half-full individual and I bring that energy to everything I am a part of.
I can’t wait to work with you on our next project.
Areas of Interest
Wellbeing – teaching online play yoga to little yogis during Covid-19
Travel – Hermanus – whale watching
Travel – Moon Valley – Atacama Desert
Education – Qualifying as a Trauma Sensitive Yoga & Pilates Teacher
I understand the value of education in helping individual’s of all ages develop and move forward in their life. Personally I am well qualified with a BA Honours in English Literature & Educational Studies and a Masters in Journalism. I am a certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga & Pilates teacher, a children’s counsellor and a qualified journalist with the NCTJ .
Through my social enterprise I have worked with children of all ages delivering sessions to aid holistic development through play based education. I have also worked as a community educator with the children and young people at the Soweto Youth Initiative in Nairobi. I also currently work as an ESL teacher, lead curriculum developer and features writer for an education provider in Tokyo.
With this wealth of experience in the education field, I work with, and write for, a number of businesses and organisations who are also passionate about the value of learning and development. We work towards common goals to provide quality information and resources for their audience and followers.
Learning from different cultures, traditions, faiths and countries is something I am incredibly passionate about. It explains why I have travelled extensively and why I am open minded about living and working in different cultures and societies.
Travel is IMPORTANT. It provides the opportunity to step outside of your ‘normal’ and learn, explore and grow as an individual, in ways you never even knew were possible.
Putting these learnings, experiences and explorations into writing and sharing them through features and articles is something I relish.
If you are looking for a travel writer who is respectful and curious, always learning and is enthusiastic and passionate about sharing the wisdom and beauty the world holds, then get in touch,
Medicine, wellbeing and healthcare
As a trained trauma sensitive yoga and pilates teacher, children’s counsellor and the former editor of UK based care and health publications, wellness and wellbeing is something I value. I enjoy working in these sectors to raise awareness about the importance of holistic health and self-care. I work as a features writer, editorial contributor and website copywriter for the companies below doing just this.
Health and safety, gas detection and construction
Having worked as the Editor and Assistant Editor for UK based magazines in these industries, I value being involved with companies that undertake life saving, vital work. Through RTYY Creative Centre I have produced white papers, feature pieces and articles, and completed entire website revamp-and-rewrite projects for valued clients in these fields.
I have worked for the companies below creating a range of engaging content from feature pieces and blogs, developing academic curriculum and study programs, to copywriting for entire websites – it’s been a pleasure to work on projects focused on the provision of beneficial education for individuals of all ages.
Alison was a great addition to our team for this project. She was available on short notice and open to feedback and did an excellent job. Thanks again for your help!
Alison is an extremely talented writer! She has delivered high quality content in a timely manner including all the research! We haven’t had to edit any of it. Looking forward to working more together on future projects.
Alison turned this piece of work around so fast and elevated the content to where we need it to be.
Alison delivered the work on time and to a good standard, she quickly understood the brief and was in good communication with me throughout.
Alison is an extremely accurate employee. I’m amazed by her level of English! Alison is good at writing long professional articles on specific topics.
Her resourcefulness is to Alison’s credit, as is her personality. At Roma, Alison conducted all interviews in a polite and respectful manner, and was always approachable. Throughout her time working at Roma I found Alison to be a friendly, helpful, and proactive member of staff and an invaluable assistant. Without Alison on my team, I would not have been able to meet all deadlines – something we achieved every month without fail.
Contract Project-Based Copywriting, Editing & Marketing Work – Feedback:
When working on product descriptions and benefits, it’s common to become “Word Blind” and go around in circles as you re jig your sentences for the umpteenth time. Especially when it’s just another job on your ever growing to do list; this was the problem my clients were experiencing. I crossed paths with Alison at the right time as she helped sass up a product description for leaflets, product box and marketing purposes with a quick turnaround that needed zero edits! I just wish we had started working with Alison earlier to help save a lot of time and overwhelm.”
— Lianne Sykes, Director, Quirky Frog PR & Marketing Agency
As a high level, experienced copywriter with extensive writing experience that spans a decade, high level qualifications and proven, consistent quality of work across my career, I charge 50 GBP hourly.
Remuneration is transferred directly into my business account post-invoice.
I look forward to working with you.