I’m available for both project-based and ongoing contract work. Below is a partial list of the kinds of writing and editing I do:
- Copy editing, substantive editing, and proofreading of all document types including fiction and non-fiction books, reports, articles, web content, etc.
- Video and audio script writing
- Web content creation and blog posts
- Long and short-form article writing
- Report writing and executive summaries
- Resume and cover letter creation and customization
- Reviews and profiles of businesses, restaurants, hotels, etc.
- Speech writing
- Ad copy writing
If you don’t see your project on that list, I’d still love to hear from you. If you need words, I can put them together for you. If you’ve got words, I can make them clearer, sharper, and more fun to read. Drop me a line or give me a call and let’s talk about how we can work together to tell your story and make you look your best.
I’m a writer and editor with a journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa. I’ve spent the last 20 years working with not-for-profit organizations, writing and editing web content, news releases, restaurant and hotel profiles, arts programmes, ad copy, newsletters, video scripts, speeches, articles, and more. I still wake up every morning excited to play with words all day long.
I speak four languages and dabble in a few more. Someday I will learn Latin. Carpe diem. In my spare time I love to travel and plan vacations, when not trapped under a warm cat.
I have had the pleasure of working with Alison for five years, both as a team member at CAUBO and as a sub-contracted writer. Following her resignation from our Association to pursue a career as a freelance writer and editor, we seized the opportunity to engage with Alison for speech and script writing as well as content development for promotional and awards brochures.
Alison’s passion is writing. She has the unique ability and skill of taking an ordinary message and bringing it to life by carefully selecting colourful and active words. She can write with a professional tone when required or be more playful with words when appropriate. She can also adapt the tone and style of her writing to align with that of an individual or altering it to fit a specific target audience. Alison articulates facts concisely while garnering the reader’s interest. It is an art.
Associate Director, Canadian Association of University Business Officers
Alison Larabie Chase has been one of our regular freelance editors since 2015. Her work has always been excellent. She has never missed a deadline. She ticks all the boxes—dependable, professional, and a pleasure to work with. I am happy to recommend her.
Craig MacLaine, Supervising Editor, The Conference Board of Canada
Apartment613 – I am a Senior Editor and regular contributor to this Ottawa-based arts and culture blog. Some recent articles:
- Coconut Lagoon chef launches his first cookbook
- Six local spots for creative non-alcoholic cocktails
- Visit Vanier and take a trip to Ottawa’s urban sugar shack
- Braised by Wolves: A cookbook from local streetwear company raises funds for the Ottawa Food Bank
Ottawa Life magazine – I wrote food and restaurant features for this Ottawa lifestyle and culture magazine’s website, including the following:
- Beechwood Gastropub’s Kitchen is Transparent—and Really, Really Talented
- Chef Ana Martorell Wants to Bring the Flavours of Mexico to the World
- Return to Oz for More Delicious Adventures
- Carben Matches Elegant Food With a Relaxed Atmosphere
Espresso Communications/MSN Canada – I write regular slide galleries for MSN’s lifestyle, travel, and food sections. Here are some samples:
- 20 Ways to Feel Richer
- 20 Best Ways to Enjoy Your Freedom After a Divorce
- 10 Things That Impact a Car’s Resale Value
- How Today’s Crisis Will Shape Tomorrow’s Workplaces
Statistics Canada video—Behind Every Number – I wrote the voiceover script for this video on behalf of Sandbox La Boite à Films
For Legal Services Vermont, I wrote several voiceover scripts for instructional videos on small claims court:
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