Words with style and staying power

Need a skilled, experienced copywriter or proofreader? Read on!

Why? Because polished, professional copy, expertise turned into plain English and fixes for existing text are my bread and butter.

I’ve won national and global coverage for NGOs – online, broadcast and print.

Raised the profile of unheard concerns and minority sports as a journalist for the Guardian, Press Association and specialist magazines.

And, as a Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), helped book authors, charities, academics and students present their work at its best.

Check out my testimonials.

Out of hours I’m into the outdoorsy stuff wildlife, mountains, adventure  and singing West End classics with London Show Choir or a cappella with Welwyn Harmony. I might even be bellringing at your wedding!

Cath Harris, Copywriter, Words for Keeps

Work with me for authority, polish and professionalism in your writing

SEO-smart business blogs, website content, LinkedIn posts and profiles, using skills I’ve honed in two decades of journalism.

Style and language that suits your audience and explains for non-experts without dumbing down.

An environment writer who grasps the science – and makes it accessible.

The bonus of my sports science degree for sports or adventure writing, of my race and match involvement.

top-three scribe to ghostwrite your editorial or book; I’ve written for lawyers, economists and academics.

The complementary copyediting and proofreading skills of a Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) – the benchmark for quality editing in the UK.

Getting your words right can help win custom, convince decision-makers, boost support for your cause.

Getting them wrong can mean the backwaters of Google’s search pages, a press release that earns no coverage or a book that few finish.

You, too, could have this coverage – with my help

Cath undertook a high level review item which I, as chief of staff, was extremely pleased with. Professional, courteous and incredibly skilled at her craft.


Chief of Staff, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire

Cath’s research skills and attention to detail are outstanding. She has translated a huge variety of briefs into engaging articles and shown initiative and creativity in coming up with new and exciting topics.


Social Media and Content Editor, Evans Cycles (UK)

Much impressed. I have been making a hash of things and your competence offers a shining example.




Blogs, case studies, e-news, features. Press releases that seek out headlines.

Environment writing

Words that inspire. Showcasing your cause or green credentials.

Web pages

Get seen online. SEO-smart web content that reads well and helps draw traffic.

Sports & adventure writing

You’ve won the cup, achieved your goal! How to tell of the trials and triumphs?

Copyediting & rewriting

Re-shaping your draft, re-phrasing, re-jigging. Editing to fit a space.

Professional proofreading

Quality control across web and print. Making your words the best they can be.
CIEP professional proofreader Cath Harris
PTC professional proofreader Cath Harris