My name is alex van tol
And I have a way with words. Stories that are engaging, concise, surprising, and that leave people curious to know more — whether I’m writing about your latest research or speaking with your students about anxiety and mental health. From novels to school presentations; from articles to annual reports; I make your audience sit up and pay attention. And in today’s message-choked world, that’s exactly what you need.
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Social media. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Cyberbullying. Anxiety and mental health. Socio-political activism. Risk-taking. Biodiversity and ecological change. All these themes and more are at the centre of my books for young readers, and they form powerful jumping-off points for my school talks.
An author visit is an unforgettable experience for developing youth. I engage students with themes that are relevant to their lives: creating a digital footprint that won’t haunt you; dealing with anxiety in healthy ways; brain and mental health; stepping up as a steward of the earth. As a visitor to your school, I can reach students in a different, deeper way — one they’ll carry with them for a long time.
You want storytelling that moves people when they read it. You want an authentic, engaging voice that reflects your brand. You want to build your credibility and boost your client base. And you want it all done through crisp, error-free writing. Good news: that’s exactly what I deliver.
Alex is among the best writers I have ever worked with. She can write well in any style, from technical and government documents to lively magazine features to children’s books. Her style is fresh, clean and a bit sassy. Best of all, her copy is clean—almost no editing required! Diane Dakers, (former) Communications Manager, Royal BC Museum