Business Services

Writer and editor since 1991, published author since 2011, I value clear communications  and storytelling. I listen. This is one of my key strengths. When there is a problem to be solved, I listen and look for the story that will help solve it, whether it comes from interpersonal relations, marketing a product, or explaining an idea. - Alison

Able to write in a variety of styles to suit target audience, her specialty is adapting technical text to plain language. She has contributed to local papers, industry newsletters and has edited and published membership newsletters for a national organization.

Her freelance writing and editing work includes:

  • Copy writing and editing
  • Research and interviewing
  • Substantive editing for nonfiction

Alison started working in digital graphic design as an associate with BelleFare Communication Services, starting with display ads for programs a segueing into digital art for websites.While working as Publication Manager for Crime Writers of Canada CWC), she had to rebuild graphics for their broken website and ended up designing three new logos for CWC and the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, in addition to designing regional and national posters and social media posts.

Design work includes:

  • Logos and text art
  • Display ads for print and web
  • Print and digital newsletter production
Can work in close collaboration or with little direction.

"Alison is a talented, customer-oriented person who works extremely hard, is detailed and efficient. Her services are both creative and well-targeted. In addition, she is reliable, thoughtful and relates to her clients on an exceptional level, based on research and a deep understanding of their goals."
Catherine Astolfo, Past President, Crime Writers of Canada

"Alison has been tremendously supportive and helpful to me and other fellow writers. I've never seen her stumped yet, no matter what the problem, and she never gives up until she solves it. She's helped me out many times, including adapting my book covers to fit my email signature, with posters for reading events, graphics to accompany blog stories, and advice on how to utilize the technical options of social media. And all with a smile!"
Gloria Ferris, Author

"Alison Bruce designed my website in 2011 and does regular tune-ups to it. She's creative, professional and fun to work with. I highly recommend her design and tech support services."
Rosemary McCracken, Author

"Alison is an excellent writer and editor for all forms of content. In editing, she is able to quickly assimilate the material, be it scientific, business, environmental, or whatever topic. She has a great range of knowledge which also helps in her writing and editing. Alison is very detail oriented, at the same time understands the content from a higher level context when she edits. Her writing is highly illustrative and allows the reader to truly understand the messages, in both subtle and overt forms. Alison is the first person I think of when I need a writer/editor."
Hilary Van Welter,

Alison Bruce
Guelph, Ontario