About Me

Allison Stevens is founder and principal of Wordcatcher Communications, which offers editorial and communications services including reporting, writing, grant writing, editing, copy editing, proofreading, fact checking, and strategic and applied communications.

Stevens spent more than a decade covering Capitol Hill for a variety of publications. She was Washington Bureau Chief for Women’s eNews, an online site that covers news of interest to women; covered the United States Senate for Congressional Quarterly; and covered the Senate and campaigns and elections, for The Hill. More recently, she was senior writer and editor at the FrameWorks Institute, a nonprofit communications research organization, and PR Solutions, a public relations agency serving leading nonprofit organizations.


Stevens’ work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including The Washington Post, Washingtonian, the American Prospect, and the Huffington Post. She was awarded the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Reporting and was part of a team that won the Exceptional Merit in Media Award.

Stevens holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two boys, and a lab mix named Pancake. She does not have much free time, but when she does she uses it to catch up on sleep and sometimes take a spin or yoga class.

Allison can be reached at allison.stevens@gmail.com.