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Alison Harmer

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Full name Alison Harmer
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

I am an award-winning copywriter and editor based in Berkshire, who uses journalism techniques to give words maximum impact. Corporations and public sector organisations come to me for jargon-free copy that adds impact to communications, PR and marketing material of all kinds. I'm unfazed by tight deadlines and impossible turnarounds. I offer proven and award-winning excellence across a range of material, including news and articles, employee and customer publications, case studies, press releases, ghostwritten articles, emails, direct marketing, blogs and lots more. I'm also a sub-editor and proofreader who mentors new writers on improving their writing skills. [Trading as Harmer Editorial Ltd, registered no. 8642718 (England)]

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing
Media outlets regularly worked for

Corporations, public sector bodies and charities, such as Regus, the NHS and St John Ambulance.

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    Last updated 01-05-2016 11:48


    I trained as a journalist and started my career in trade publishing, before transferring to brand journalism.

    I worked in internal communications agencies as the editor of staff and customer magazines for many business clients and sectors for eight years, before going in-house as head of visual identify for investment bank ING Barings.

    I launched the bank's new brand, wrote and subbed copy for publications, contributed copy for the daily e-zine and monthly staff newspaper and set up a publishing hub.

    In 2001 I went back into agencies, working at Beetroot as editor of three employee publications for the BOC Group until August 2002 when I went freelance. Since then, apart from a year as part-time PR and communications manager for Regus in the UK, I've remained a freelancer.

    As well as writing and editing for business publications and corporate clients, I also sub-edit and proofread for various publishing agencies.

    I won the best freelancer award in the Institute of Internal Communication ICon Awards 2011.