You’ve finally finished writing your piece. It’s beautiful. The wording is magical. And it’s flawless. Isn’t it? You’ve read through it line by line, multiple times. You’ve caught every typo and made sure every phrase is pure, lyrical prose. But… are you sure?
Every great writer knows even their best work isn’t finished until it’s passed through the hands of a good copy editor — a copy editor who will make sure that not only are the grammar and punctuation on point, but that the words flow smoothly and the text speaks to the intended audience and adheres to the chosen style guide.
Barbra Harper is that copy editor.
Barbra Harper is a freelance copy editor, content marketing editor, and proofreader who offers multiple levels of service. Her clients include creative agencies, individual thought leadership, organizations with a global reach, and small businesses. She brings more than 25 years of business experience to her copy editing and proofreading practice, and works easily with a wide range of contributors, from professional journalists to novice writers.
She collaborates with high-level contributors to Forbes, Success Magazine, and the Huffington Post, as well as those who write blog posts for Fortune 500 brands and Harvard Business Review. She ensures clarity and consistency in both the mechanical and stylistic aspects of her clients’ writing projects.
Analytical and intuitive, Barbra is skilled at editing for fluidity and consistency without altering intent. A highly efficient and flexible copy editor and proofreader, she adheres to the style guide relevant to the project at hand — whether that’s Associated Press (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), or a client-specific style guide. In addition, she ensures the content conforms to the client’s brand voice, target audience, and writing style.
To enhance her skills and understanding of content marketing, she earned HubSpot certifications in inbound marketing and content marketing. As a Content Marketing Editor, she works on marketing content strategies, thought leadership content, white papers, infographics, brochures, corporate presentations, newsletters, e-books, and blog posts.
She works with individual contributors and project managers for clients including Fortune 500 brands and other high profile organizations. Some of the firms she edits pieces for include: Adobe, ADP, Century Link, Google, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IBM, Janus-Henderson, Staples, Twitter, and Verizon.
She also edits website content, technical proposals, grant proposals, business plans, training materials, and full length works of non-fiction covering a wide variety of topics, including business, technology, cybersecurity, finance, healthcare, and more.
From basic proofreading to heavy copy editing, Barbra will polish your writing to make it your best. Contact her today to discuss your needs and how she can help.