Writer. Graphic Designer. Creative Director.


about Alison


"It's the wanting to know that makes us matter." ~ Tom Stoppard

Alison Main is a freelance writer and journalist covering the dynamic interplay between environmental health and public health, as well as the convergence of digital and artificial technologies with the evolution of humanity. Also a seasoned creative and advertising director, Alison has worked with a national roster of clients, including Environmental Health Trust, BtoB Magazine, Advertising Age, Crain’s New York Business, Demandbase, TMPC Inc., and Critical Mention.

Alison’s writing has appeared in Southern Living Magazine, Craftsmanship Magazine, Paleo Magazine, Best Self Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine, GreenMedInfo, and other print and digital publications, both national and regional. Media appearances include KGNU Boulder/Denver, One Life Radio, and Paleo Magazine Radio.

Alison began her career in the marketing and advertising departments of Pearson Education in New York City. She subsequently worked as Promotions Manager for InvestmentNews at Crain Communications. In 2009, she established a freelance creative business, where she partners with clients to realize their written and visual communication goals.

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Alison is a skilled researcher, writer, and journalist, with an expertise in environmental health, public health, technology addiction, artificial intelligence, wireless technology, and building science. She approaches all writing assignments with an analytical and curious perspective, coupled with an anthropological framework, and a voice that is both approachable and authoritative.  

Alison's work has appeared in Southern Living Magazine, Paleo Magazine, Best Self Magazine, Craftsmanship Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine, JolieTalks.com, and other print and digital publications both regional and national. 


There are copious "rules" for copywriting, but at core, the best marketing and promotional copy defines your brand, speaks to your targeted audience, and inspires action. We are now in an age of information overload. You need to catch your audience's attention in a nanosecond. Even one strategically chosen headline can make a difference.Alison has worked for two decades as a print and digital copywriter for clients ranging from financial publications to non-profit organizations.

Expertise includes: Integrated marketing campaigns, email marketing, online and print promotions, events advertising and promotions, and websites. 



Services include ghostwriting for editorials, op-eds, blogs, websites, books, and book proposals.  


creative direction

Part consultant and part artist (and sometimes wizard), a creative director guides projects with vision and strategic focus. Alison specializes in creative direction, combining her writing, design and business skills, to lead an entire team or a project from initial concept through final launch. She has helped NYC-based media companies kick off live events, conferences and award ceremonies; she has worked with non-profits organizations to create and manage fundraising campaigns; and she has helped biotech and B2B marketing firms develop a new and dynamic presence at trade shows. 

Industry expertise includes: B2B Media / Non-Profit Organizations / Financial & Investments / Environmental Health & Medicine / Small Business / Digital Tech / Educational Publishing

graphic design

Everything is design. And design is everything. The website you're viewing now. The logo on your coffee cup. The investment pamphlet from your local bank. Alison works with clients of varied industries to create all facets of print and digital design. 

Expertise includes: Integrated advertising campaigns, event signage and collateral, email promotions, print promotions, logo and identity systems, and publication design.

Select client list includes: Environmental Health Trust / Informa Tech / Crain Communications / Critical Mention / Emerald Expositions

web design & development

Whether you're launching a new website or need a refresh update to your current site, we are able to take on your website project. Alison works in partnership with technology innovators in web development to both design and build beautiful and highly functional websites for clients. Together, we can deliver any scale of website, responsive to mobile and compatible cross-browser platforms. 






Selected published essays

  • Third Place Winner (tied): Nonfiction essay “Saved.” 2019 Challenge into Change (The Women’s Initiative & The Virginia Festival of the Book).

  • iCan’tConcentrate (Medium, April 15, 2019)

  • In Memoriam (Dreamers Creative Writing, April 2018)

  • I Am an EMF Refugee (Notre Dame Magazine. June 23, 2016)

  • Where Is The Love? (WhatIs5G.info. October 14, 2017)

  • Here (Suffering the Silence, July 16, 2018)

Other writing and media appearances


Alison also blogs at uncommonalchemy.me






Client: Advertising Age

Client: Environmental Health Trust

Client: BtoB Magazine

Client: Critical Mention

Client: Crain's New York Business

Client: Piramal Imaging

Client:  InvestmentNews

Client: DemandBase

Client: Crain's Chicago Business

CLIENT: 2Thriving

Client: Healthy Dwellings

Client: Institutional Investor

Client: Lisa Cooper Ellison

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Client: Caroline Radice Acupuncture

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For professional writing or design inquiries, please send an email to alison@alisonmain.me or use the contact form below. 

Please note: Due to the large volume of inquires I receive from people suffering with environmental sensitivities, I cannot respond individually to everyone regarding health advice or personal circumstances.

If you are experiencing health effects from the environmental toxins I've discussed in my writing, please seek medical advice from a certified healthcare physician or functional medicine practitioner. Due to the bio-individual nature of all health conditions, I am unable to recommend specific clinicians nor treatment protocols.

If you’d like to schedule a home environmental health inspection, please reach out to a certified expert at the Building Biology Institute or at EMF Analysis.

Wishing health to all,