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 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 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.
December 16, 2020
Cargill’s Canadian meat plants have made some progress in rebounding from the initial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a possible strike in the new year may pose a major setback for the company and the beef industry.
November 3, 2020
A proposed $36 million food hub in eastern Ontario may be the model for a more regionalized Canadian food system that will benefit farmers and consumers as they emerge from the disruption of COVID-19.
January 6, 2021
Got a great idea and want to bring it to the market? Here’s how veteran Tim Nelson launched Farm Health Guardian when he spotted a pressing need for faster, more advanced disease tracking in Canadian livestock operations
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.
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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