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Past and Current Clients
Crime Writers of Canada (CWC)
Executive Director and Publications Manager (Current); Arthur Ellis Awards Administrator (2009-2017)

  • The Executive Director is the lead staff person at CWC. Their role is to oversee all administration, business, and financial undertakings of CWC, and to oversee the planning and implementation of strategic and tactical member and marketing communications.
  • Working with the Board of Directors, designed new logo and mastheads for publications in 2009-2010 and 2013-2014.
  • Produces publications for Crime Writers of Canada including Cool Canadian Crime, Author Events, and Crime Time.
  • Creates marketing materials, ads, and graphics for the CWC website and Facebook page.

Crime Writers of Canada is a national organization for crime writers and associated professionals.

"Alison is a talented, customer-oriented person who works extremely hard, is detailed and efficient. Her services are both creative and well-targeted. In addition, she is reliable, thoughtful and relates to her clients on an exceptional level, based on research and a deep understanding of their goals."
- Catherine Astolfo, Past President


What's On My Easel Don Graves, Landscape Artist
Website deaign and management (2014-2016)

  • Working with Don Graves, updated and continue to maintain his website, including sizing and placing art.
  • Designed e-letter, What's On My Easel, and continue to lay out the newsletter on a quarterly basis.
  • Tech help as needed.

Don Graves' main studio and personal gallery is in Burlington. He also has a small working studio in the Gatineau region of Quebec at Lac-Sainte-Marie.

Freelance Design and Technical Support

  • Create display ads for print and web.
  • Create bookmarks, postcards and other promotional material.
  • Technical support for self-run websites and blogs.

"Alison has been tremendously supportive and helpful to me and other fellow writers. I've never seen her stumped yet, no matter what the problem, and she never gives up until she solves it. She's helped me out many times, including adapting my book covers to fit my email signature, with posters for reading events, graphics to accompany blog stories, and advice on how to utilize the technical options of social media. And all with a smile!"
Gloria Ferris, Author

"Alison Bruce designed my website in 2011 and does regular tune-ups to it. She's creative, professional and fun to work with. I highly recommend her design and tech support services."
Rosemary McCracken, Author

"Alison Bruce used her high-level technical skills when help me set up my website on a platform challenging to users. She created the layout I'd envisioned and in addition, she made several excellent suggestions to enhance the look and the content. It was a pleasure working with her and I would definitely ask her to help me out again - she's a keeper."
Madeleine Harris-Callway, Author

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Ladies of the Lake
Ladies of the Lake, Windfall Ecology Centre

Copyediting and consulting services for:

  • The NakedTruth, Citizens' Action Plan for Rescuing Lake Simcoe
  • ReWilding Keswick

Annabel Slaight, Co -founder, Ladies of the Lake,

204 Church Street, Newmarket Ontario L3Y 4C3
Hilary Van Welter,

Editing and creative services on a wide variety of projects.

"Alison is an excellent writer and editor for all forms of content. In editing, she is able to quickly assimilate the material, be it scientific, business, environmental, or whatever topic. She has a great range of knowledge which also helps in her writing and editing. Alison is very detail oriented, at the same time understands the content from a higher level context when she edits. Her writing is highly illustrative and allows the reader to truly understand the messages, in both subtle and overt forms. Alison is the first person I think of when I need a writer/editor."
- Hilary Van Welter


Southwick-Trask Productions Inc.
Halifax, NS, Canada
Lesley Southwick Trask,

Provided copywriting, editing and design services to produce handbook for confict resolution and communications course using reference material provided.  


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