Hi there. My name is Richard Porter. 

I’m a freelance writer & copyeditor. I also take photos, plan social media & build basic websites. If you’re interested in these services, please email me.

A lot of writing is stale and boring. Reading canned jargon is like eating rice cakes all day… and nobody wants to do that. Protect your readers from bad writing!

I know that people like to read words that sound like they were written by a real person. That’s my whole thing — crafting words in a voice that’s down-to-earth and that will resonate with readers or customers.

Let’s work together on:

Blog content

Marketing copy


MailChimp e-newsletters


Press releases

Query letters


Basic web design

My writing has appeared in the following publications, websites & social media platforms.

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

I also keep a log of Coronavirus life and a blog where I write about what interests me

About me.

I’m based in the Seattle area, specifically the scrappy mill town of Everett, Washington. I’ve been a professional writer since 2017. I’m a generalist: I’ve written about travel, civic issues, parenting, small business, coffee, maker culture, history, and nonprofits.

Curiosity is my strong suit. I ask good questions, listen closely, take lots of notes, and revise until it’s right. I never miss deadlines.



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

Richard Porter is a skilled writer who paints a picture with words to tell a story. He is able to spin an engaging and thoughtful story for everything from a new restaurant opening to the history of a boat once chartered by Robert Lewis Stevenson. He is professional, courteous and always a pleasure to work … Continue reading Professional, courteous

Professional, courteous

I hired Richard to be my content manager for my tech startup (Abacus) and he has done a terrific job!  Richard is easy to work with, has original and creative ideas and takes suggestions very well.  All deliverables have been on-time and on-point as far as quality is concerned.  Richard is versatile having skill in … Continue reading Original & creative ideas

Original & creative ideas