Nice to meet you.

My name is Richard Porter. 

Porter Wordsmith is a few things.


I’m a freelance editor & writer.

If you’re interested in these services, please email me.

I’m based in the Pacific Northwest and have been a professional writer since 2017.

I’m a generalist who does freelance copy and editing work.

Typically, I write lifestyle or arts and culture pieces, but have written sports features, listicles, travel copy, branded content, interviews with politicians, and experimental prose work that is not easily categorized.

My writing has appeared on the following blogs & websites.

Live in Everett

Snohomish County Tourism

Scenic WA

Fulcrum Coffee

The Everett Farmers Market

Nonprofit AF

I write and publish my own books.


Everett Herald

Live in Everett



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 of audience and voice.  I highly recommend Richard’s editing services. I was very satisfied with his work.

-Christy Rommel, memoirist

Attention to detail

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 Richard again in the future!

-Timothy Graham, Seattle musician

Clear & easy to read