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 Toronto, 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 created by and for graduate students to explore communication in all its splendor.  In addition to writing, 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.

I’ve also dedicated my time and skills to the Community One Foundation , where I sat on the board of directors, and was the chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee, overseeing a rebrand and refresh of digital channels. 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 currently work as a Communications Specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital, focusing on internal communications. This position has given me incredible tools to consider both internal and external audiences while sharing the incredible stories of the hospital’s doctors, scientists, nurses, as well as patients and caregivers.

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.