Hi there, I'm Alison.

A series of serendipitous events has brought me home to Yorkshire after many years in Scotland and steered me towards creating my own business.  I've named my services Dipitus in honour of those events and because serendipity is one of my favourite words.

Dipitus Writing Services consultant portrait with professional qualifications


EXPERIENCE in all forms of professional communications
PASSION for all things Yorkshire
FLAIR for language
TALENT for creating and building successful working relationships
AMBITION to assist local businesses and individuals to represent themselves in the best possible light

The sun shining on a lock mechanism on Bingley 5 rise canal, Yorkshire, with the Dipitus Writing Services notepad in the foreground



Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 3 award covering communications and presentations

MA (Hons) English and Classical Studies, University of St Andrews

Convenor, Committee Member and Newsletter editor of Scottish Law Librarian Group

A career in research, management and librarianship at global law firms

Training courses in

  • business writing and grammar;
  • sustainable business;
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO);
  • PRINCE2 project management

Minimum touch typing speed of 60 words per minute

Winner of or shortlisted in writing competitions

Previous work

  • Social media / blogs
  • Copywriting and editing text for websites and website publishing
  • Mass email communications to society membership and national and international audiences within a global law firm
  • Articles and summaries of key information extracted from multiple legal and business research resources for internal clients and first draft for external clients
  • Researching external clients to understand their business, recent activity, future objectives, and analyse their potential needs and writing reports for Marketing and Business Development functions.
  • Newsletter articles
  • Newsletter and bulletin creation and editing using email templates
  • Books and brochures
  • Advertising posters
  • Proofreading and constructive criticism of a draft novel
  • Published short stories and produced plays