Deborah Harmes, Ph.D
Writer — Editor — Photographer

Expert writer, editor, proofreader, ghostwriter, and researcher for authors, publications, websites, advertising agencies, and film production companies. I write, rewrite, and edit clean, crisp, and engaging text with correct spelling and punctuation. I derive great satisfaction from creating quality work and I am also a perfectionist!

Recent assignments have included:

  • comprehensive editing and rewriting several books written by health care or wellness professionals
  • comprehensive editing and rewriting self-help, fiction, or children’s books
  • writing a series of e-books as international travel guides or employment guides
  • journalism-style article writing
  • academic or business-related original research
  • editing for international NGOs and attorneys
  • copywriting for commercial clients
  • rewriting the individual pages of entire websites including product and/or services descriptions and compelling ABOUT pages
  • straightforward ghostwriting
  • total rewrites of any work created by non-native English speakers.

Writing and editing samples are available upon request.

Having written 4 books in the last few years that are currently available on Amazon (see portfolio below), I am a very competent writer and editor and proofreader for anyone who is writing their own print or e-book and needs those services to polish their own creation.

As a native English speaker, I have lived primarily in either the UK, Australia, or the USA and I am able to write or edit in either American or British spelling.

I am able to tailor my work to your specific needs. My quotations are given based on each individual project and the complexity of the writing and/or editing that is necessary for that assignment. My rates conform to those on record at the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Let me help you bring your project to life!


  • This was the second time that I hired Deborah due to the expertise of her research and writing. I have new work coming up quite soon and she will be my FIRST choice for that!
  • Thank you for proofreading the script and making invaluable suggestions. Your proactive and time-sensitive approach is much appreciated.
  • Deborah was super helpful and competent, going beyond the assignment and restructuring copy to give it a natural flow, turning it into a compelling and pleasurable read. Also, investigated the subject matter and corrected many technical aspects, for which I’m extremely grateful. A must hire!
  • I loved working with Deborah. She was thorough and efficient while proofreading my website text and it made my end-product a lot better. She was very pleasant and easy to work with so I had a very successful experience using a freelance editor for the first time.
  • Deborah, thank you so much. Fantastic work. I will be in touch with more jobs in the future!
  • Deborah completed a set of Country Expat Guides for me promptly, professionally, and with excellent information included.
  • Deborah is the best writer we’ve ever worked with. Her writing has produced a huge return on investment for our company because she knows how to write content that people actually read and share. We’ve been hiring writers for over 5 years and Deborah is the most talented, professional and intelligent writer we’ve ever hired. No more short list — Deborah is it!
  • We hired Deborah for 7 hours of copywriting / website content writing. She had great ideas on our content, and was super strong in choosing the right words to describe our products.
  • Deborah is a delight to work with she completed the job well before the deadline. I highly recommend her and her work.


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