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“How very privileged we at Michael Wallace School were to welcome Alison DeLory as part of the Writers in the Schools Program. She was fantastic with the children and did an awesome presentation. She is a born teacher as well as story-teller. Our students really enjoyed having her and are far richer in their writing craft with the things she was able to share. We are anxious to see her book published someday soon."

 Jane Matheson
Principal

 

"Alison’s editorial help with my YA novel was exactly what I was looking for. She was prompt and thorough in her reading of the manuscript, as shown by the detail and precision she brought to her highly constructive critiques. She offered fresh approaches to sections that badly needed refurbishing, and (as a mother of teens) she put me right on several pieces of vernacular and usage that were definitely off the mark. She picked up on lots of great 'show-don’t-tell' opportunities I’d missed, and was also quick to answer my follow-up queries, though this wasn’t 'part of our contract.' Alison is a generous and skilled mentor and motivator."

John Graham-Pole
Physician and Author

 

“I found your comments, exercises and encouragement hugely motivating and just what I needed to 'give my head a shake' and remember that there are different audiences out there." 

Ruth Zuchter
Student, Toronto New School of Writing

 

"Working with Alison was an extremely positive experience. She completely understood the goals of our social media marketing campaign, and she added value with her own thoughts and ideas. On top of everything, Alison is a fantastic writer and a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with her on future projects."
 
Kaylee Hake
Account Manager, Extreme Group

 

"I had a very tight deadline for my project and Alison responded immediately. After a short explanation of the project Alison wrote an article that captured the message I wanted to relay in a very creative manner. Her style and approach fit my objectives perfectly." 

Gordon Laing
Chief Operating Officer, Southwest Properties

 

"Alison has been able to offer my students both effective constructive criticism and insights into crafting more compelling writing.  It has been a genuine pleasure to work with her."

Anthony Yue
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University

 

“Alison's sharp eye and pen make her an editor who does more than dot i's and cross t's. She plunges into a manuscript and teases out its strengths while setting aside the clutter. And when she's finished with that, she dots i's and crosses t's as any good editor would."  

 Gail Lethbridge
Chronicle Herald columnist, communications strategist, writer  


“Alison has the wonderful ability to draw out a good story, and paint a colourful portrait with her words.”

Rick Campbell, Editorial Director
Rogers Healthcare Group


“One of Alison’s greatest strengths as a journalist is her ability to take information from a diverse array of sources and present it in a clear, easily understood and accessible way.”

Trevor Adams, Editor, Halifax Magazine
Metro Guide Publishing

 

“Alison is an intelligent and strong writer—one who adheres to deadlines and has the ability to produce copy that is newsworthy and of interest and value to our readership. The latter comprises 50,000 physicians across Canada who receive our weekly newspaper. It is without hesitation that I recommend her.” 

Colin Leslie, Editor, The Medical Post
Rogers Media Publishing

 

“Alison’s energy and enthusiasm for our project as well as her faster-then-a-speeding-bullet turnaround time have made her an exemplary editor. Her experience and connections in the publishing world have given her an uncanny ability to both anticipate and react to the needs of our writing team.”

Dr. Rhonda Church, family physician and author
Take as Directed

 

“Alison always meets my deadlines with articles that are clearly written, newsy and that meet and often exceed the assignment. I am impressed by how frequently Alison takes the initiative to find new experts and sources that I was previously unaware of. She tends to take each assignment just a little further than I’ve expected.”

Vicki Wood, Editor, Drugstore Canada
Rogers Media Publishing


“Alison has been a great find since moving to Halifax in summer 2007. She has been instrumental in getting a publisher for a new book and has helped my graduate students with copy editing scientific work. It is great to have her here in Halifax.”

Dr. Neil MacKinnon
Associate Director for Research and Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University
and author, Take as Directed

 

"Alison was truly a lifesaver during the home stretch of writing my PhD thesis. Having her copy-edit my thesis allowed me to focus my energy on fine-tuning the content from a scientific perspective rather than a grammatical perspective. She was very thorough and prompt."

Nicole R. Hartnell, MSc, PhD pharmacy

 

"Alison's expertise in writing and editing along with her engaging presentation style make her an excellent resource for educators wishing to build their students' enthusiasm for writing."  

Michelle Barr, First Grade Teacher, Bedford Academy