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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My Books

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.

Author Visits

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.

Writing Services

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.

Working with Alex was a joy from start to finish! Our project required both a technical and welcoming writing style, which Alex succeeded at producing. The project was lengthy, and Alex maintained her motivation and attention to detail throughout. Alex Van Tol comes highly recommended and we hope to work with her again!   Colleen Miller, Director of Sport Development, Rowing Canada Aviron

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

Alex has shown great dexterity in listening to and understanding our needs, wants and directions, no matter how disjointed they were. She displayed the ability to distill our information into a thorough yet easy-to-understand planning document. The outcome was one of the Authority’s strongest business plans yet. It provided key information to our stakeholders, but also served as a road map for our operational teams as they worked toward achieving our annual goals.   Dan Stefanson,
Vice President Strategic Services,Consumer Protection BC
Alex is an outstanding writer. She is fast, professional and always on time. She has undertaken a number of projects willingly and always provides clean copy with just the right voice. Plus, she makes me laugh.   Andrew Wooldridge, Publisher, Orca Book Publishers