Allison Lawlor

Allison Lawlor

Writing Coach & Instructor (Part-time)

Allison Lawlor Allison Lawlor
allison.lawlor@ukings.ca (902) 719-3130
Office Hours

Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

No one said learning to write as a journalist was easy.

If you’re struggling with how to put a story together, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, or another writing issue, you’re not alone.

I’ve been there and can help. If you are thinking about an assignment and feel stuck or if you’re working on a draft and want to make it better, I’m here to work with you.

Throughout the school year, I provide free, one-on-one guidance to students in the BJH, BJ and MJ programs. There is no pressure. The goal is to make your print, broadcast or web writing clearer, stronger and more engaging.

Who am I?

I am a King’s graduate who started out as a newspaper reporter in Ontario. For the past 20 years, I’ve worked as a freelance writer.

I’ve also written and published seven nonfiction books.

Broken Pieces, a children’s nonfiction book I wrote about the Halifax Explosion, appeared in bookstores just before the 100th anniversary of the explosion. Broken Pieces was nominated for a 2019 Silver Birch Award by the Ontario Library Association and a 2019-2020 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award.

I’ve worked as a writing coach at the King’s School of Journalism for the past three years. I look forward to meeting you or working with you again.

How will you benefit?

  • You’ll get better grades
  • Learn how to correct recurring issues
  • Feel more confident about your writing

When and where?

I’m available throughout the school year. I am flexible with my time so if you have classes during my office hours, we can arrange another time to meet.

Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call or email me to make a virtual or in-person appointment.

I look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!