Kind words

I asked a few of the people I’ve worked with to say a bit about me. As you can see, I’ve worked with some very nice people.

* As a writer looking to gain competency and confidence, I found Alison’s classes struck exactly the right note. She offers encouragement and support on the one hand, and on the other, clear and thoughtful advice on how to improve your writing. She draws on her own experience as a writer and a reader to inspire students, and effortlessly creates an atmosphere of hard work and good fun. NICOLA GODWIN, PSYCHOTHERAPIST

* I’ve worked with Alison many times over the years. We’ve worked together on small tactical projects and big pitches, both of which she approaches with an unerring instinct for understanding the consumer. She has a talent for simplifying the most complex problems and delivering both concepts and copy that completely meet the brief, in any discipline.

At the heart of this is her ability to gently question what is unclear until she has complete clarity on what is required, giving account handlers and clients reassurrance that she understand their problem and has produced the optimum solution (she’s great in front of clients).

It’s not often that you get to work with someone with so much experience across so may industry sectors. I struggle to think of many instances that I would not recommend Alison for a project.’ SUZANNE PARTRIDGE, CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR, PROXIMITY LONDON

* I would not hesitate to recommend Alison. A consummate professional with an enquiring mind – a rare and valuable quality – who works to schedule and budget every time. A joy to work with. DEBORAH HERCUN, MANAGING EDITOR, WATKINS PUBLISHING LIMITED

* Taking one of Alison’s writing classes is fun, informative and challenging. It made me write; but also read more widely, more often and with more thought and enjoyment. Alison creates a warm and friendly environment where reading out work in progress isn’t scary and writing is celebrated and encouraged. And the coffee is great too! CHARLOTTE SMITH, BBC RADIO PRESENTER