Nice to meet you.

My name is Richard Porter. 

Porter Wordsmith is a few things.

📸: 35mm photo by Eric Schwab

I hope to work with you.

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.

My writing has appeared on the following publications & websites.

1889 Washington’s Magazine

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 

LIEv Podcast



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