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Wordswork Communications is a full-service freelance writing and editing business that specializes in the agri-food sector.

I'm Lois Harris - the business owner and principal writer, in charge of operations, marketing, scheduling and office cleaning (only mine though, and sporadically). I've been writing and editing for a startling 30+ years. 

My mission is pretty straightforward: helping busy people tell their stories, engage their audiences and sell their products. 


These days, people want to know not only what's in their food, but how it was made, who made it and the integrity of the producer or manufacturer.

It's also crucial for businesses, governments and universities to have a strong online and social media presence with clearly written, engaging content.

If you need compelling, authentic stories that inform, entertain and enlighten, why not contact me?

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I've been in communications for more than 30 years - first as a senior advisor in the Ontario government and then with my own business.  My specialty is in explaining complex concepts with clear, engaging copy. See examples of my latest work below.

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September, 2023

ERIC WATSON’S TWO-TIME Guinness World record for wheat yields came with a lot of planning, testing, hard work, and luck with the weather, but the most important thing was timing.

August 24, 2023

Cow-calf producers urged to look at potential replacement heifers and older cows as buyers rather than sellers

April, 2023

As the Beef Cattle Research Council marks its 25-year milestone, the people involved look back at the council’s formation, research achievements and look forward to where it’s all headed

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Annual Impact Report

I wrote the eight stories that illustrate how researchers involved in the Food from Thought initiative are blazing trails in the agri-food industry.

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I wrote all the copy for this infographic which describes the findings of research conducted by Farm Management Canada into how business management practices can help improve farmers' mental health. I also wrote the social media posts based on this information.

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Case study

I wrote this case study about two sisters - Victoria and Paula Watts, who built their own Italian pasta and sauce business from the ground up.

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I wrote all the copy for this promotional magazine. It provides useful management, marketing and other tips for food processors.

I wrote all the copy for this website which describes the philosophy and services of a high technology company that has both multi-national and small business customers. Designed by the blondes branding and design firm. 

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Case study

Kara Enright and her family are committed entrepreneurs. Not only do they raise beef and retail the meat online, they sell leather products from the hides. Waste not, want not!


Successful Collaborations

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What They’re Saying

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We hired Lois to write several articles for our annual report, and she did a fantastic job! Lois is easy to work with, provides frequent progress updates to keep the project on track, and is always professional. Her content is first-rate, and we appreciate her help to synthesize complex research information into engaging stories. Thanks again for everything!

Tanisha Dunkley, Communications Manager, Food from Thought, University of Guelph

I had the opportunity to work with Lois Harris during the past year. Lois prepared a communications plan and executed it perfectly. She was very professional and added great value to the Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative. Lois will be part of all my future projects.

Charles Lalonde, Owner, CJ Agren Consulting


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