An introduction from Stephanie Harp

Stephanie Harp, owner of Harpworks Writing Services

I’ve loved writing for as long as I can remember. When I was nine, I decided to rewrite Little Women because I wanted to write a different ending than Louisa May Alcott’s. My first publicity gig was making posters for my high school’s production of “My Fair Lady.”

That was more years ago than I care to count. I’ve worked in writing-related fields ever since, at magazines, newspapers, state agencies, arts organizations, and nonprofits, and have professional training as a researcher, interviewer, and historian. I still enjoy putting thoughts into words and editing what’s already been written. As a freelance writer and editor, I help clients express themselves in exactly the ways they need, in order to get what they need, whether that means more clients of their own, new grant funding, standing-room-only attendance at an event, or an article ready for publication. Here’s more about how I expanded my business with the help of the New Ventures Maine (formerly Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community).

Take a look around my website. Read through the Samples page. Then call or email me, and we can talk about what good writing can do for you, your business, or your organization. Thanks, and I’ll look forward to talking with you.

– Stephanie Harp, Owner


HarpWorks clients have included:


  • C&L Aviation
  • Danaini Group
  • Kishintaikan Dojo
  • Little Chair Printing
  • Oats Any Time
  • TPC The Perfect Campfire


The Arts and Education:

  • ArtVan
  • Bangor Book Festival
  • Big Read/Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
  • Peavey Memorial Library
  • Penobscot Theatre Company
  • River City Cinema
  • Umberhine Library
  • University of Maine School of Economics

Social Justice:

  • Maine MultiCultural Center
  • Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Sea Change Chorale

Social Services:

  • Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope
  • Literacy Volunteers of Bangor
  • Literacy Volunteers of Maine
  • Nelson C. Lathan Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Open Table, Phoenix, Arizona

Other Nonprofits:

  • Bangor Region Leadership Institute
  • Bangor Y
  • Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • New Ventures Maine
  • PCs for Maine


  • Amjambo Africa!
  • Bangor Metro
  • Black Bride Magazine
  • Coffee News

Individual Authors:

  • Heidi Christiansen
  • Tula Connell
  • Stephanie Hamel
  • Charles Quince

Professional Memberships

Freelance Publications

Stephanie has widely published and presented nonfiction including journalism, history, book reviews, and personal essays. Click here for a list.


Business Development:

Creative Nonfiction and History