What’s your story?

THE HARD WORD is engaged by leading brands, publications and institutions to carry out writing projects large and small. These include content marketing, magazine/web editorial, copywriting, book authoring, writing courses, corporate blogs, promotional materials and annual reports.


An enviable track record

THE HARD WORD’s writing has been utilised by many of the best-known brands and publications across numerous industries for over 20 years. Tap the button below to see testimonials from a few of our many satisfied clients.

Our Services

THE HARD WORD is one of Australia's busiest and most successful freelance professional writing businesses. Services include editorial consulting, professional writing, freelance journalism, online content strategy, book and ebook authoring, media training, writing courses, white paper writing, annual report production and magazine/brochure/web editorial production. 

Professional writing

Our writers partner with banks, universities, insurance firms, accounting bodies, fashion institutions, media houses, finance companies, technology businesses and more for various purposes including professional blogs, annual reports, feature stories, editorial voice strategy development, business writing and copywriting.

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Our Books division publishes, markets and sells high-quality works of fiction and non-fiction, written by our own internationally published authors, and others. Our writers also accept ghost writing and custom authoring commissions from organisations and individuals, and run writing courses for aspiring authors. 

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We’re flexible!

THE HARD WORD is based in Canberra, Australia’s stunning capital city, but we’re always happy to travel to meet clients.

We have writers in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and we have completed work for clients in Edinburgh, Tianjin, New York City, Auckland, London, and more.

No distance is too great. No job is too big or small.

"I commissioned THE HARD WORD to interview key members of my academic staff so that our annual research report would have a distinctive and fresh style, instead of looking like a laundry list of worthy but dull achievements. The results are beyond my expectations. Chris has brought our research outcomes to life and has given us a valuable tool to profile our School, engage our stakeholders and recruit new research students."

Professor David Lovell, Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra


Our work matters

THE HARD WORD is a proud supporter of The Kids’ Cancer Project, an independent national charity relying solely on the community’s support to fund bold science that will bring about the 100% survival of all children diagnosed with cancer.

We volunteer professionally by providing our freelance writing services to The Kids’ Cancer Project on a pro bono basis.