Alison Perry has fourteen years of experience as a magazine and online writer and editor and she is available for writing features, long-term projects and generating amazing ideas.
Starting out, age 21, as an online writer for iconic BBC music show Top Of The Pops, Alison moved onto teenage magazines where she interviewed the likes of Girls Aloud, the Spice Girls, Robbie Williams and McFly … and devised quizzes like How To Know If He Really Fancies You.
At More, where Alison was Executive Editor, she was in charge of the celebrity news and features teams. While there, she oversaw the redesign of the magazine’s website and launched their social media presence, leading to the brand having the largest Facebook following of any UK women’s magazine. From there, Alison went to look after features at Look magazine as their Senior Editor, before overseeing the brand’s digital platforms as Multi Channel Editor and launching their interactive shoppable iPad edition. More recently, Alison was Editor of Very.co.uk’s monthly magazine, creating a customer magazine to the client’s brief.
Now freelance, Alison has worked for magazines like OK, Mother and Baby and Stylist, completed editorial consultancy work for Barclays and has looked after social media strategy for health brand Vitabiotics and skincare brand Love Boo.
Alison has appeared on national TV and radio, from talking about teens and the pressure they feel to have sex on BBC Radio 1’s Sunday Surgery to talking about school gate rivalry in mums on ITV1’s Lorraine. In 2013, Alison was a speaker at Mumsnet Blogfest, giving her views on parent blogging and feminism and in 2014, she was asked to chair a panel at Mumsnet Workfest. She has appeared at various blogging conferences talking about how to pitch ideas successfully.
If you’re interested in commissioning a feature or would like to discuss working with Alison, get in touch by email.