About Harmer Editorial

Harmer Editorial Ltd is a Berkshire-based company offering writing, editing and proofreading services.

It’s owned by director Alison Harmer, a tea-fuelled copywriter, editor and proofreader who can turn the dullest, most complex copy into punchy, easy-to-read content.

“Since 1987, I’ve helped many agencies, corporates and charity and public sector clients to communicate clearly and effectively with their employees and customers – aided by around 30,000 cuppas.

“The best thing about being a copywriter and editor is adapting my style to different audiences, publications and client communication strategies.”


Before she went into corporate communications, Alison was deputy editor on Printing Industries magazine at the British Printing Industries Federation.

She left to join a succession of top employee communication agencies as a senior writer and editor, winning many awards for major corporations.

In 2000 she jumped the agency fence to see what it’s like as a client, becoming head of visual identity at a major investment bank. She went freelance in 2001 and incorporated her business in 2O13.


Award-winning writing

“I love bringing words to life and I’ve won many regional and national awards for best writing, editing and communication from the Institute of Internal Communicators (IoIC). They include a gold award and the ICon best freelancer award. I was a finalist in YunoJuno #SweetFA19 Freelancer of the Year awards, which had 6,000 entrants.

Working with Alison Harmer

“My style is relaxed. I’ll make your writing project an enjoyable, hassle-free, fun experience. I’ll get to know you first, asking plenty of questions about your organisation and its communication goals.

“Then I’ll take your brief, whether it’s simple or complex, and write and edit copy tailored to your audience.

“Whichever business you’re in, and whatever your size, I’ll do a great job with efficiency and enthusiasm, meeting your deadline every time.”

As a freelance copywriter and editor Alison enjoys working with a wide range of companies, from local Berkshire-based businesses to global organisations.

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