My love of the English language started at school and continued throughout my years at university where I wrote regular features for the Student Union newspaper and magazine.

I spent many years working in HR (something I still do on a part-time basis) and used my industry knowledge to write a book, ‘You’re Hired! How to Find a Job You Love – and Keep it’ which is available on Amazon now on Kindle and in paperback.

When I’m not writing about life in Spain, or my travels further afield, I work with individuals and small business owners to help them make the right impression with their written English.


  • Proofreading and editing (anything from blogs and small documents to dissertations and books)
  • A full review of your business correspondence including letters, policies and procedures to create reader friendly documentation in plain English
  • Report writing
  • Content writing including blogs, newsletters and social media content
  • CV and cover letter writing
  • Self-publishing using Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

If you want to create the right impression, first time, every time then contact me for a free, no obligation, confidential discussion about how I can help.


Proofreading of business reports (repeat customer):

“I forwarded a draft report to Alison for her appraisal. Often I cannot ‘see the wood for the trees’ and letters and reports are issued containing clumsy phrases and errors. Alison is a good wordsmith and, having received the draft copy, she quickly emailed a corrected proof. Errors had been corrected, the English flowed better and was clearer.”

Proofreading a book:

“Alison is a perfectionist by nature, which are the sort of qualities I was seeking for this project. She delivered the final manuscript on time and to an exceptionally high standard.”

CV rewrite:

“I supplied Alison with a very basic CV and she took my skills to tell a story of both my work history and volunteer experience. I asked for it to highlight my skills in radio broadcasting and she delivered a CV that highlighted my proudest achievements and the things I think will be vital in landing me that dream job. I now have a CV to be proud of.”

CV written from scratch:

“It’s definitely a good idea to have it professionally written if you want a superior CV. All the information was pieced together nicely, and it looks very professional!”