WORK WITH ME

Why you can trust me with your content

Because I’m a professionally qualified writer – sounds a bit fancy maybe – but one of the things that separates me from the other writers in town is my bachelor’s degree in Communication & Writing.

The years spent studying the art of communication armed me with wordsmith and interpersonal skills that have seen me writing content over the past 15 years for small business owners, creatives, corporates, start-ups and entrepreneurs

As a content writer my skill set includes copywriting, SEO & Voice of Customer research.

I create original copy that helps generate new leads, grows your business and speaks to the right customer. All with a minimum of fuss.

My super special skill is the ability to synthesise information – seeing not only the big picture but being able to drill down to the essential core message.

I am a native English speaker and hold the following credentials:

Bachelor of Arts – Communication (Writing) Monash University
Certificate IV in Business (Small Business Management) Holmesglen Institute

Kim Harper Content Writer

My background

School & University

Born and raised in Melbourne, I attended Tintern, Woodleigh and St Paul’s College then Monash University.

At Monash I studied Communication (Mass Communication & Media Theory), majoring in Writing with a focus on fiction and research/report writing. I minored in Sociology which I found fascinating, it taught me a lot about humans and how we interact with our environment – which is very useful when it comes to understanding what drives an audience.
I did pretty well at Uni and managed to snag High Distinctions for both my major and minor focus areas.

Executive Assistant career

In addition to being a content writer, I have also had a career as an Executive Assistant.
In this fast-paced and high-pressure role, I have supported executives in 4 of Australia’s largest private companies.

I have insight into the corporate world across multiple industries including construction & engineering, manufacturing, utilities, environmental services, safety and human resources.

I have helped global executives plan every aspect of their busy day.
I have helped executive teams achieve targets and deliver to deadline.

Being an EA requires a broad skill-set that covers communication, finance, HR, safety, culture & strategy.
It’s a role I really enjoyed and I’m proud of the projects that my colleagues and I delivered.

If you are an aspiring EA you might like to check out this article I published on LinkedIn: Top Tips for Executive Assistants starting out

My value

As a degree qualified writer I am trained to communicate in a range of ways and these wordsmith skills I use to create your content.
As an independent writer, I get the opportunity to write for a variety of different industries and business sizes and this experience I bring to your project.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts – Communication (Writing) from Monash University. I craft inclusive & engaging customised content using years of experience and can easily flex between formal and informal tone. I can attract and speak directly to your target audience, be relatable without being cliché and present your brand and business the way you intended to.
I am good at digesting large amounts of information from multiple sources, then distilling it all down into one concise piece of content that anyone can read and understand. I’m good at plucking out key messages, providing structure and knitting together a concept.

I hold a Certificate IV in Business Management. As an experienced small business owner and corporate Executive Assistant, I know how to keep organised. I have processes in place to make it easy for us to start, review and complete each project.
This saves you a lot of time and hassle.

I am Melbourne born, raised & local and a native English speaker.
When you work with me, your project will not be passed on to a random freelancer and my writing is not outsourced overseas.
This means you can feel good about supporting Aussie made content. It also means no delay in communication, that you will always know who you will be working with, and that you will get quality wordsmithing.

In addition to writing content I can also help you identify your target audience, brand archetype & tone of voice;
help hone the positioning & perception of your brand; and conduct competitor research & keyword research.

As well as writing, I’ve also had a career as an Executive Assistant, supporting executives in 4 of Australia’s largest private companies.
This experience means that I have a unique insight and understanding into the corporate world and how it works across several industries including construction & engineering, manufacturing, utilities, environmental services, safety and human resources.

Being an EA requires a broad skill set that covers communication, finance, HR, safety, culture & strategy.
All of this experience I apply when I write business content.

I am organised, efficient and disciplined. I have processes in place to make it easy for us to start, review and complete your project.
I know how to keep us on track to hit deadlines and I can manage your project from concept to completion.

The attributes I bring to your project

🗸 Energy
🗸 Enthusiasm
🗸 Reliability
🗸 Honesty
🗸 Open & direct communication

3 words I’d pick to describe me

» Energetic
» Curious
» Methodical

Why am I a writer?

They say writers write because they can’t help but write.

They also say that we choose to write because we know it is hard.

There is a perverse joy in the act of writing that writers are addicted to.
An addiction to the exquisite agony of trying to find that exact perfect word or sentence structure…

I love the craft of writing

My love of writing and books has been with me since I was a child. I’ve always been a bookworm and a writer.
My favourite authors – I’ll limit it to three – are Doris Lessing, George Orwell and Albert Camus.

My love of reading and researching comes from being naturally curious about the world,
which I hope will forever lead me to many varied subjects and interesting topics to explore.

Recommended reads - some of my favourites

My favourite place to work

The La Trobe Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria, also known as the Domed reading room is a sacred space to work in.

This Edwardian octagonal reading room with radiating reading desks is six storeys high and houses 32,000 books.
The 320 desks have been a refuge to dreamers, writers, thinkers and readers for over 100 years.
It is a quiet area to work in and features beautiful green glass lampshades and original wooden desks.

This space is free to visit so you can come in to have a look around and soak up the unique atmosphere.
There are really interesting exhibitions on the upper floors of the reading room, it’s also worth going up a few levels to take in the full view of this spectacular room.

Aerial view – Domed Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria

Ground floor – Domed Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria

Raised reading desk in the Domed Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria

How I work

APPROACH

I have processes in place to make it easy for us to start, review and complete your project (click for full detail).
I’m organised, efficient and clear which removes the stress of creating and finalising your content.
I am responsive and happy to have regular discussions.
From my career as an Executive Assistant I have a track record of ethical conduct – I am trustworthy and I assure confidentiality.

WRITING

I work in Word and you will receive your content in unlocked .docx format.
I spend time researching your industry, keywords & competitors. I read your existing content and business collateral.
When I write your content I check-in with you pretty early on to see if I’ve got the tone/approach right.
Once we’ve fine-tuned the approach, voice & style I’ll then continue creating the rest of the content.
If it is website content I’ll put it into a deck – this makes it easy for us when it comes to amendments, it also makes the formatting instructions clear for you or your website designer when you go to put the words into your website.

REVIEW PROCESS

There are two options for how we do the content reviews – depending upon your preference – we can do the edits and markups using the ‘track changes’ and ‘comment’ features inside the Word program, or if you prefer, you can use my review document that I’ve created so that my clients have a clear structure that makes it easier to provide feedback.

It’s important for me to point out that there will be your own time required to review the content at each draft stage.
This is something we factor into the milestones/deadline and something I have processes set up for and will support you with – I’ll be available for discussions/Zoom calls and to help with amends – but it is worth planning ahead to ensure you have time put aside to review content. Although it’s not a particularly onerous task, if there is a delay in the review process this may impact the original project timeline. Upon approval of the final draft, the content then will be proofread.

A few quotes from my favourite wordsmiths

Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.
Albert Camus
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
George Orwell
I write because I've always written, can't stop. I am a writing animal.
Doris Lessing
I sometimes need to write things which I cannot completely control but which therefore prove that what is in me is stronger than I am.
Albert Camus
I'm very unhappy when I'm not writing.
Doris Lessing
To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up.
George Orwell

My clients

I have been lucky to have the absolute pleasure of working with Australian businesses of all sizes.

I’ve worked with corporate businesses in industries that include construction & engineering, manufacturing, utilities, environmental services, safety and human resources.

I’ve worked with sole traders, small and medium-sized businesses creating content for psychologists, sign-writers, digital artists, hardware suppliers,
music teachers, cleaning companies & natural healers to name a few.

Over the years I’ve created a range of written content including newsletters, corporate communications, formal letters, blog posts, website content, articles, style & brand guidelines, product descriptions, training manuals & guides, direct mail letters, and scripts for my clients & colleagues.

Some of the corporate companies I have written business content for

Third-party logos and marks are registered trademarks of their respective owners – all rights reserved.

Kim helped me out with my Instagram posts.
I am a creative artist just starting out and she helped me get my work in front of the right people. Increasing my exposure is helping to grow my business.
Kim has helped improve our internal communications
and has successfully delivered several great issues
of our employee magazine.

You need quality content that is ready to use
You need a writer that can nail your tone of voice
You want to work with a skilled professional

As a degree qualified writer I can...

Attract & speak directly to your target audience

making it easy for clients to connect with you

Be relatable without being cliché

by creating authentic content in your voice

Present your business the way you intended to

with content that reflects your vision & values, clearly communicating who you are and highlighting your expertise

Don't freak out -
I've got your back

When you work with me you get

  • Top quality content
  • Your price locked in
  • Clear processes to execute & complete the project
  • Your project written and managed by a professional
    but you’re still the boss
  • Content that attracts new and returning customers
  • Content that converts readers into buyers
  • Content that increases your brand loyalty and reach
  • Personalised service; I am available and happy to communicate
  • To look good –  like a professional expert in your industry
Kim Harper content writer 6
Kim's enthusiasm and positivity make her a pleasure to work with.
Equal parts professional and approachable, she has been a key part in delivering our internal Beverage communications throughout her time with Orora.
Kim is really organised, she has helped me with content a few times now.
I keep coming back because she makes the process easy and I always
end up with words that I love.

COME SAY HELLO

Recommendations on LinkedIn

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Contact me

Give me a call 0493 211 097
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