Anne Cleary, Executive Director
We worked with Alana on the copy and design of our first direct mail piece in 2014 and we were delighted with the results. Alana understood our mission and the essence of what we do and captured it perfectly in her copy. She was supportive and positive at every step along the way and overall, a pleasure to work with. She comes highly recommended by the team at Make-A-Wish.
Irene Timmins, Head of Fundraising |Make-A-Wish® Ireland
Her writing and overall work is excellent and she is flexible and resourceful in her approach, willing to take on a variety of roles if that assists with the progression of the project.
Bernie Murphy, CEO, Christ Church Cathedral
We used Alana initially to help us with copy for an appeal that formed part of our annual Newsletter mailing . We challenged Alana to write engaging and inspiring copy to help us secure the funding necessary to purchase of a number of Syringe Drivers for our Palliative Care Team in the Hospital. Alana delivered a dignified and sensitively written piece of copy on the difficult subject of death and dying, which was over and above our expectations and I am delighted to say that our donors responded extremely positively to the piece. Alana has been working with us for nearly two years now and has played a key role for us in achieving some great results for patients.
Michael Sheridan, CEO, Mercy Hospital Foundation
We have been working with Alana for a number of years in order to improve communication with our donors and help raise essential funds for state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge research and improvements to patient care and facilities at The Mercy Hospital. We have seen great results from Alana’s work on our direct mail appeals. Funds raised by our Christmas mailings and Newsletter mailings have increased significantly due to Alana’s ability to tell the story featured in each piece with sensitivity and emotion. Alana is efficient, professional and compassionate in her work. She has a genuine interest in helping a charity create clear messaging that speaks to their donors. She has helped us create a tone and a feel to our communications that have become part of the identity of The Mercy Hospital Foundation.
Julie Harris, Head of Donor Care, Mercy Hospital Foundation
We work with Alana to support our fundraising strategy. She has really helped us become an efficient and ambitious fundraising organisation. She is fantastic to work with and is clear, encouraging, creative and she delivers. She works extremely hard, loves a challenge and is a really positive force to work with.
Michael Barron, Founding Director, BeLonG To LGBT Youth Services
I have worked with Alana on COPE Galway’s fundraising appeals and communications plan and would highly recommend her. Alana is very passionate, professional and reliable. She followed through on whatever was required with a high level of quality. Alana really understands fundraising. She wrote engaging and emotional copy and showed high levels of creativity.
David Muldoon, Fundraising Director, COPE Galway
I have worked on various publishing projects with Alana. Her work as a freelance editor and writer for Zahra Media Group has been consistently excellent. Alana is extremely efficient and professional and can write about a wide range of topics ranging from women’s health to pharmaceutical plus lifestyle and parenting subjects.
Emma Parkin, Editor, Zahra Publishing
Alana has written many articles for Modern Mum which have been both entertaining and interesting. She has proved to be a very easy and professional person to work with.
Maureen Lindberg, Publisher & Editor, Modern Mum
Alana’s work has always been creative and substantial. She works extremely efficiently and has always interpreted our copywriting requirements well. I’ve always found her great to work with and would have no hesitation recommending her or her work.
Amanda Keough, European Marketing Manager, Hawaiian Tropic
Over the past few years we’ve had the pleasure of outsourcing much of the ClapHandies PR and programme copywriting to Alana. I’m always surprised when we get the work back at how happy I am with the results as I rarely need any re-writes as she makes our messages sound just right. Having the ability to successfully outsource this work is a real asset to my company.
Liza Crotty, MD, ClapHandies