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 25+ years.
My mission is pretty straightforward: helping busy people in the agri-food industry tell their stories.
These days, consumers 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?
I've been in agri-food communications for more than 25 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.
August 17, 2020
The 2020 pandemic has caused major disruptions in the Canadian beef industry, but with demand for their products remaining steady, producers are hopeful their businesses will survive through to the new year.
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC has shone a light on the interconnections, vulnerabilities, and resilience within the agriculture and food system. Nowhere is this more evident than in the livestock feed and ethanol sectors — two of the most important domestic markets for Ontario grains.
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.
I wrote all the copy for this website which describes the findings of research being conducted by the Thames River PRC into how different technologies can be used to intercept and extract phosphorus from agricultural runoff before it enters the waterways and into Lake Erie. I also take care of all the communications for the project, including a newsletter and social media posts.
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!
What They’re Saying
Lois produces crisp, accurate copy that needs little editing. I know that I can always rely on her to come through with assigned stories.
John Greig, Editor, Farmtario
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
Lois helped my team communicate our services and value proposition to the outside world. During this process, she created pages and pages of copy that have always been delivered on time and on budget. Moreover, Lois has taken great pains to follow our brand guidelines and style guide so that all of our outward facing copy meshes together seamlessly! I highly recommend Lois as a freelance writer.
Dana McCauley, Director, New Venture Creation, University of Guelph
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