Freelance Content Writer, Public Relations Consultant,
Video Production, Technical Writer, Ghost Writer
My name is Ray Wyman Jr. I am a California native. I have more than 30 years of experience as a freelance writer, content creator, public relations professional, technical writer, and video editor. I also build WordPress websites and work in SEO/SEM. See my LinkedIn profile for references and recommendations. See my blog at Heavypen.
What can a freelance writer like me do for you?
If I could sum up my career: 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 in 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.
What else can a freelance writer do?
I offer my services as a freelance content creator. 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 even have quite a lot of experience as a technical writer, specializing in professional training, technical support training, and technical troubleshooting. I have quite a bit of experience producing technical documentation for 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 offer my experience in search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM). I have considerable experience implementing “mobile first” initiatives (accelerated mobile pages or AMP), optimizing sites for ADA compliance (turning image “alt” tags into descriptive narratives), and I have lots of crossover content development experience strategizing search engine results pages (SERP).
As a professional project manager, I have many years of experience hiring and managing creative workforce assets. I can plan and execute projects with other writers, designers, and programmers to complete long-term or short-term projects. Need to assemble a production team for your project? I have that experience as well.
I can also bring you total technical support for your WordPress CMS-powered website issues. I can help you solve all that ‘guru-level’ stuff that makes you want to tear your hair out. I can build a site from scratch, or repair one that’s been neglected. I can customize your WordPress website, add useful functionality, and e-commerce. If I don’t have direct knowledge, I have someone who can help you.
Hire a high-level freelance writer.
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, and tons of Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, After-Effects, Premier Pro) experience.
Contact me for an interview or to discuss your project.