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. 

I ask good questions, listen closely, take lots of notes, and revise until it’s right. 

I always make my deadlines!

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

Let’s collaborate on:

Blog content

Marketing copy


Social media copy/schedules

MailChimp e-newsletters

Press releases

Query letters



I also write and publish my own books.


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




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

I’ve been working with Richard for a number of years now and it’s always a treat. He is a master of his craft. Not only does he always check the professional boxes of word-counts, grammar, and hitting deadlines, but he clearly has a special gift with words. Reading his work is always a pleasure. Even … Continue reading A master of his craft

A master of his craft