As a graphic designer, one of Alison's specialties is English copy and she also has a level 4 Diploma in Editing and Proofreading.
Alison feels very strongly that one error in English copy can seriously detract from an otherwise professional piece of work and pays great attention to details such as spelling, grammar, word flow and spacing in her work.
Alison is a horticulturist and, though she has retrained, still loves her garden and nature. She enjoys hiking, photography, and a good bible study.
Entrepreneurship Study including leadership practice, personal effectiveness, and management project along with various business modules such as branding, marketing, online selling, time management, finance, web design.
Modules included Visual Communication in Art and Design; Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design; Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design; Professional Practice in Art and Design; Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation; Design Principles; Advanced Typographic Design; Typographic Ideas; Editorial Design; Corporate Identity in Graphic Design; Visual Communication in Graphic Design; Art, Design and Media Practice within the Digital Environment; and Digital Image Creation and Development, Critical Study in Art and Design, Interactive Media Web Authoring, Photographic Techniques.
I studied editing and proofreading, including the use of software and following style guides. I studied international spellings and use of terms. I received a distinction.
Alison has a Diploma in Commercial Horticulture and worked in the horticulture industry for years. She set up and ran her own landscaping business for five years and has worked with fruit and veg and in garden centres. She has a comprehensive plant knowledge and enjoys photographing plants.
Alison has carried out several projects for Christian churches, and have a good understanding of the Bible. She understands the dynamics of churches and can help them express themselves articulately.
Alison has business and digital marketing experience. She is currently interning part time with an international digital marketing team to continue to gain skills.
Alison has a Level 4 (UK) Diploma in Editing and Proofreading and edits books freelance for spelling, grammar, punctuation and word flow as well as graphic design layout elements.
Alison has created websites using html and css and some basic php/jquery. She is also familiar with the Shopify platform.