Writer. Graphic Designer. Creative Director.
 
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about Alison

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

Alison Main is a published 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 published nonfiction essayist, Alison explores topics of existential interest through personal memoir.

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 moved into the freelance sector as a creative director with an expertise in integrated advertising campaigns and events promotion, partnering mainly with clients in the media.

Alison graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude with a BA in English and Economics from the University of Notre Dame. She also holds a Certification in Graphic & Digital Design from Parsons School of Design. She is a member of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).

 
 
 
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Services

 
 

Writing/reporting

Alison is a skilled researcher, writer, and journalist, with an expertise in environmental health, electromagnetism, wireless technology, chemical safety, regulatory policy, technology addiction, environmental medicine, building biology, Paleo philosophy, and natural living. 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. 


Copywriting

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 almost 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, direct mail marketing, and websites. 

 

Ghostwriting

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

 

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 / HDI: UBM Technology Group / Crain Communications / Critical Mention / Emerald Expositions / MCL Interactive


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. 


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 / Educational Publishing

 
 
 
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WRITING

 
 

sELECTED PUBLISHED articles

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

 

 
 
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design

 

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

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Client: Healthy Dwellings


Client: Institutional Investor


Personal Project: Make Love. Not Wi-Fi.

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Client: Lisa Cooper Ellison

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Client: Caroline Radice Acupuncture

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CONTACT US

 

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,
Alison