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. People like to read words that sound like they were written by a real person. That’s where I can help.

Let’s work together on:

Blog content

Marketing copy



Press releases


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 LightsAnthrow CircusCadence Preferred Welcome Magazine Limeade

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. I’m an avid reader so my brain is a Wikipedia of facts and perspectives.

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.

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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

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