Al et al is the nom de plume/business name of Alan James – a corporate writer and communication manager based in Launceston, Tasmania. Al has worked for himself/freelance since the early 1990s, trading as Al et al. Prior to this, his background was in radio and advertising creative and production.

Al has worked with clients across many industries in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has delivered successful projects for many applications, across various media – from interpretive signage to websites, annual reports to ad campaigns. He regularly collaborates with other communication, creative and technical personnel.


Al is a former freelance contributor to ABC Radio National/Local Radio, producing social documentary and cultural program content. He also makes text-based artworks, examples of which are held in corporate and public collections, including the Cleveland Library, Queensland Museum and Redland Art Gallery.

Photo: Tim Pasmore