Client testimonials

These testimonials are from clients who hire me to write and edit projects for them. If you’re looking for testimonials about my impact on audiences, head to my Speaking page.

I want to tell you that working with you was a fabulous experience and I will definitely keep you in mind for any future work that comes along. As well, if it’s ok with you, I will gladly pass along your contact information to anyone I come across who is looking for a writer – there are very few writers knowledgeable in the area of fund development!

Mel Murray, Major Gifts Manager, Invasive Species Council of British Columbia

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 has worked with us on a number of projects including a major relaunch of our branding and marketing materials. Additionally, she works with our clientele in crafting the language we use in our luxury property brochures. Alex never ceases to amaze us in her ability to capture the essence of the homes that we list.

Deanna Kirk, Chief Operating Officer, Holmes Realty

I’ve had a dozen different editors over the years, and you are by far the best one I’ve ever worked with.

Lou Allin, Author, Contingency Plan (winner of the 2013 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novella)

You are an amazing editor. Your skills as an editor (and coach) made all the difference with me.

Sean Rodman, author

I really do have two talents. I can tell the correct time without a watch and I can tell who can write well (one in a thousand? one in fifty thousand?) and who cannot. The verve and intelligence of that review makes my day. I was fairly sure you had the wit and clarity to write well. Now I am certain of it.

Alan Twigg, Publisher, BC BookWorld

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Alex on a number of projects over the years. She is very organized, committed to delivering quality work, and goes above and beyond what is expected to ensure her clients are satisfied with the end result. I appreciate how quickly Alex immerses herself in the subject matter, conducting extensive research until she also is an expert on the topic. This saves time and contributes efficiency to the project overall.

Jimi Galvao, Director, Office of Communications & Marketing, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia

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

Alex is very easy to work with and produces outstanding articles, which require very little editing. She relates professionally to everyone and always meets deadlines.

 Joyce Hayne, Publisher, EMC Marketing Communications

Thanks for delivering consistently excellent work on time every time, so making my job that much easier. It’s been a pleasure to work with you on this magazine.

 Gerry Truscott, Editor and Publisher (retired), 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