About Me


My name is Alison Terpenning and I am an experienced communications professional specializing in communications strategy, corporate communications, social media, internal communications, events, digital communications and marketing. I live and work in Oshawa, Ontario.

I am a graduate of the Master of Professional Communication program at Ryerson University (2012) and the founding editor of Hey Receiver, a website that explores communication in all its splendor.  In addition to writing for Hey Receiver,

 I worked on the social media, promotion and design sides of Hey Receiver, alongside a great crew of former Master of Professional  Communication students.

I’ve worked as a freelance writer with work published in Chatelaine, Terminal City Magazine, Art Threat, Shameless, and many websites.  My feature article, “The New Face of Porn” was originally published in This Magazine, and went on to be anthologized in The Best Canadian Essays 2009 and Gendered Intersections: A Women’s and Gender Studies Primer.

From August 2014 to June 2016, I was lucky enough to sit on the board of directors as the Chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee for the Community One Foundation, This was an incredible experience and I loved the opportunity to serve my community with such a dedicated group of volunteers.

I love to use my creativity to find new solutions to old problems. Check out my Testimonials page to learn more about my skills and what people have to say about me.

I have a diverse set of interests and love thinking/talking/writing about a little bit of everything from community building and social justice to new platforms to maximize internal communications.  If you’d like to learn more, to hire me or ask me to write for you, please visit the contact page.