Alison Harmer

Senior Copywriter , Harmer Editorial Ltd Available for work

Contact details

Are you an up-against-it corporate communicator? Perhaps you're a busy marketing manager with no time to write. Or an editor for a fast-turnaround communications agency with too much on your plate. You can rely on me to understand your brief and deliver accurate, affordable and creative copy promptly.

Decades of experience means the chances are high that I've either been in your shoes or written in your field. As agency staff and a freelancer, I've written and edited for almost every sector from charities to the manufacturing industry. I've been a client myself; as head of visual identity at ING Barings and head of PR and communications at Regus. I understand the pressure you're under and can support you, because I've been there.

And, if you can't see the wood for the trees, need help enhancing your content or making sure it's error-free, I'm an expert at sub-editing and proofreading too.


587 Reading Road
RG41 5HQ

  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Content marketing
  • Copy-editing
  • PR and Journalism
  • Product descriptions
  • White Papers
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Business, finance and law
  • Charities
  • Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
  • Property and interiors
  • Public sector
  • Science and Technology
Qualifications & Awards
After a degree in Media Studies, I joined the British Printing Industries Federation as deputy editor of Printing Industries magazine. I learned to proofread at the BPIF. I joined a major internal comms agency as an editor, writing print and online magazines and newspapers for large corporates. I became a chief sub and then joined ING Barings to look after its brand. I've won loads of awards from the Institute of Internal Communication (IOIC) for editing and writing. As a freelancer, I've won the Best Freelancer award in the ICon Awards and two regional awards of excellence for best communication, as well as an Award of Excellence in the Communicator of the Year Awards.


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