Alison Harmer

Harmer Editorial Ltd Available for work

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Over a 30-year career (yes, it really is that long!), I've written and edited copy for pretty much every sector - and probably yours. When I'm fuelled by a mug of tea, which is every hour, you'll find me unstoppable. I can turn from writing a case study on healthcare in the morning to thinking up a marketing slogan for workspace specialists after lunch and editing an annual report for a charity in the afternoon.

I understand the pressures that communications and marketing pros are under and the challenges you face, because I've hopped over the client fence twice – once as head of visual identity at ING Barings and then as head of PR and communications at Regus.

While you fully own your content strategy, I can help you execute it, giving you more time to spend on what you do best. You can rely on me to capture the essence of what you want to say, in the right tone of voice, and come up with ideas and solutions that communicate your vision across case studies, blogs, emails, websites, product materials and newsletters. I'm a dab hand at editing and proofreading, too.


587 Reading Road
RG41 5HQ

  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Content marketing
  • Copy-editing
  • PR and Journalism
  • Product descriptions
  • Tone of voice
  • 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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Website for Meridian Risk Solutions Ltd

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Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2018 for Girlguiding

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Annual review 2018-2019 for the Nursing and Midwifery ...

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Independent editorial feature for Architect’s ...

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