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?
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.
October 3, 2022
A new technology that turns air, renewable energy and water into nitrogen fertilizer could reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provide farmers with consistent local access to a nutrient that’s proving to be better for crops.
December 5, 2022
With the decline in government extension, other organizations have shifted gears to try to cover some of that ground.
Profitability mapping may be the way to go for grain growers who want to realize higher profits while reducing costs, according to a recently completed demonstration project.
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.
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 this case study about two sisters - Victoria and Paula Watts, who built their own Italian pasta and sauce business from the ground up.
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.
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
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
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.