Nice to meet you.

My name is Richard Porter. 

I’m a freelance writer & copyeditor. If you’re interested in these services, please email me.

I’m based in the Seattle area. I’ve been a professional writer since 2017. I’m a generalist. I’ve written about travel, civic issues, parenting, coffee, and nonprofits. 


-Ask good questions.

-Take lots of notes.


-Never miss a deadline.

My writing has appeared on the following publications & websites.

1889 Washington’s Magazine – ParentMapROVA – Live in Everett – Snohomish County Tourism – Scenic WA – Fulcrum Coffee – The Everett Farmers Market – Nonprofit AF


Blog content

Marketing copy


Social media copy/schedules

MailChimp e-newsletters

Press releases

Query letters



I write and publish my own books.


Washington North Coast Magazine – Everett Herald – Live in Everett – LIEv Podcast Only Everything Podcast

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It was a pleasure working with Richard! He was prompt, thoughtful, creative, and collaborative. My writing made an obvious improvement because of his skill and expertise. I felt like all my suggestions and ideas were thoughtfully considered and respected. My text became clear and easy to read after Richard’s edits. I hope to work with … Continue reading Clear & easy to read

Clear & easy to read

Richard provided editing service for my memoir, “Palsy: The Curious Adventures of My Half Handicapped Life.” I appreciated Richard’s attention to detail, commenting on grammatical and word usage errors, as well as his ability to provide feedback on my book as a whole. Richard was able to answer thematic questions and help me solidify ideas … Continue reading Attention to detail

Attention to detail