Want to see what I can do? Here are just a few samples of my work to date:
Evans Cycles Lifestyle Piece
Branding, Content & Website Design for Yorkshire Independent Living
Cycling Hacks Bike Computer Comparison
Tough Girl Blog
Evans Cycles Product Review Articles
Cycling Hacks Buyer's Guide
SEED blog: sustainable design
10,000+ views in 2 days
SEED blog: high-performance homes
Evans Cycles Lifestyle PieceEvans Cycles asked me to write a lifestyle piece for cyclists on encouraging their friends to take up cycling, to coincide with Bike Week. I went for a lighthearted, humorous approach with a subtle call to action.
Here's what they had to say about it:
"What a great piece! Seriously, you’ve taken a rather bland topic and turned into something really fun and positive, thanks so much!"
Branding, Content & Website Design for Yorkshire Independent LivingYorkshire Independent Living is a leading provider of home adaptations for older and disabled people. They commisioned me to set up a new website from scratch, including all content and website design. I also provided branding advice and set up social media profiles for the company on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Here's what they had to say about my work:
"It's obvious Alison has a flair for the written word and expressing a passion for the subject in hand. We felt she improved our written content and made it personable, whilst conveying our business principles and USP to the end user. The delivery and communication throughout the process were thoroughly professional with the upmost diligence. We felt she was focused on our business, gave regular updates and kept to a pre-agreed schedule for the delivery of work. She did related research relevant to our business, helping to produce a better product than perhaps we had envisaged. The end handover and supporting information received was second to none."
Cycling Hacks Bike Computer ComparisonI was commissioned to write a technical comparison article of two high-end bike computers: the Garmin Edge 520 and the Edge 820, to help Cycling Hacks' readers decide between the two.
Beth had this to say about my work:
"I love your voice and you had me laughing out loud a couple of times. Very nicely done. You really clarified the differences and similarities well. I always get overwhelmed when trying to figure out which technology to buy, but your article sorted it all out nicely."
Tough Girl BlogTough Girl Challenges is dedicated to motivating and inspiring women and girls to take on outdoor adventures and challenges.
As well as running a successful podcast, Sarah seeks to provide practical information and advice to women on her blog. I produced an article for Sarah on one of the biggest challenges of starting a new adventure - working out what you're actually going to do!
Evans Cycles Product Review ArticlesEvans Cycles were after a complete guide to buying a new bike saddle, including sizing, setup and a selection of products to suit different riders.
Cycling Hacks Buyer's GuideCycling Hacks is a website dedicated to helping cyclists spend less time researching and more time riding.
I was commissioned to write a buyer's guide to help both beginner and more experienced mountain bikers find their perfect glove.
SEED blog: sustainable designSEED is a sustainable design and build contractor in the DC area. This blog post was one of a series I wrote for them, to set them apart from their competitors.
As SEED are committed to building homes that are sustainable in all senses of the word, this post focused on technologies and behaviours that can help people reduce their water rates.
10,000+ views in 2 daysProof that an informal writing style and expert niche content can generate great results for blogs.
With a little help from Twitter, this post, published on my own Windswept Writing blog, received over 10,000 views in the first two days following publication.
SEED blog: high-performance homesSEED build high-end, high-performance homes in the DC area. They wanted to trial a blog on their site, to set them apart from their competitors.
This post focuses on some of the things clients may want to consider when working with SEED to build their dream contemporary home.
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Here are some nice comments clients have made about working with me:
“Alison is a tremendous asset to our writing team. For the past several months she has provided copy regularly, crafting SEO driven articles that are smart, informative and engaging, always delivering on time or before and following my specific requests to the T. She instantly picked up on our voice and far exceeded my expectations from the get-go. Best of all, most of her articles have already found their way to Google’s first page!”
“It was fantastic to work with Alison, she really listened to me and took the time to understand what I was after and what the purpose of the piece was. She kept me updated throughout, asked for my feedback and made it a collaborative process. It was a pleasure to work with Alison and I have no hesitation in recommending her or her work. I can’t wait to work with her again. Thank you Alison!”
“Alison exceeded our expectations. In addition to being a great writer, Alison’s work was always well thought out, substantive and accurately reflected our product. The best part about working with Alison was her professionalism and reliability. Her work was always completed in a timely fashion and often even before the deadline. I would absolutely recommend Alison to other businesses!”
“It’s obvious Alison has a flair for the written word and expressing a passion for the subject in hand. We felt she improved our written content and made it personable, whilst conveying our business principles and USP to the end user. The delivery and communication throughout the process were thoroughly professional with the utmost diligence.”
“I’m really happy to have found you (or that you have found us), your ability to translate these topics into something functional as well as interesting and fun is really impressive. Thank you!”