Content Writing, Public Relations,
Technical Writing, Ghosting
My name is Ray Wyman Jr. I am a California native, and I have more than 30 years of experience as a freelance writer. My resume is full of descriptions of me performing as a professional freelance copywriter, freelance content writer, freelance public relations professional. I also build WordPress websites and create video content. See my LinkedIn profile for references and recommendations. See my blog at Heavypen.
What do I do?
I work principally as a freelance content creator: writer, editor, optimizer all rolled up into one package. I produce lots of written material, but I also create quite a bit of video and graphics (infographics, branded memes). I ghost blog for professionals. I write SERP focused business narratives, content 'silos' (a method of grouping relevant content to establish keyword authority that increases audience engagement).
I have quite a lot of experience as a technical writer - mainly for professional training, technical support training, and troubleshooting. I have experience in aerospace, computers, consumer electronics, energy, and oil drilling equipment.
As a freelance public relations professional, I plan and execute inbound and outbound public relations activities. I have experience with investor relations (SEC reporting requirements, database releases), press kit creation, press release placement (PRWeb, PR Newswire), and by-lined article placement.
As an "optimized" marketer, I bring my experience in search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and social media marketing (SMM). Lots of crossover into content development when you're trying to target specific audiences and search engine results pages (SERP).
As a professional project manager, I manage creative workforce assets, plan and execute projects with other writers, designers, and programmers to complete long-term or short-term projects.
I'm also your technical support contact for your WordPress CMS-powered website issues. You know - all that 'guru-level' stuff that makes you want to tear your hair out. If I don't have direct knowledge, I have someone who can help you.
What else do I do?
If I could sum up the last several decades of work: I learn, adapt, and grow. Real-time experiences have reshaped 'old school' knowledge into 'new school' abilities and skills. I'm not easily dazzled by the latest and coolest technologies. I have learned that sometimes all you do on the bleeding edge of things is bleed. I spend more time blending my considerable experiences with what my clients need - right here, right now. Emerging methodology and ever-evolving and ever-changing tools - when they work, they're great. But nothing stops the practical and pragmatic progress to achieving my client's goals.
Thirty+ years in this business has taught me that common sense and bottom line metrics rule. Real numbers help my clients measure outcomes. They set expectations for everyone.
I am a published author, recognized for my work documenting American comic book creator Jack Kirby ("The Art of Jack Kirby," 1993). I'm currently working with the Kirby Museum to create an audio catalog of interviews and tributes. I have written dozens of feature articles and profiles for all sorts of business journals and lifestyle magazines. I've also had the great privilege of writing a few stories for the Star Trek television franchise.
How I work.
I usually work from a proposal. You set the parameters for deliverables. I figure out how to fulfill your expectations. I can also work on retainer or hourly rate. My pro tools include SEMRush, all Microsoft, Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, After-Effects, Premier Pro), and tons of experience.
Contact me for an interview or to discuss your project.