Freelance Writer

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 else have I done?

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 had the great privilege of writing a few stories for the Star Trek television franchise. Aside from my “day job” as a freelancer, I teach middle school elective classes for Journalism, an Entrepreneur Workshop, and Media Production (Video Yearbook).

What else can 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.

How I work.

As a freelance writer and editor, I write in a wide range of professional topics including health care, engineering (aerospace, petrochemical), business management, law (divorce, criminal, corporate), travel and hospitality, and IT/computing. I use my experience as a technical writer to adapt and disseminate complex technical information into concise marketing messages.

As a freelance content writer, I create content – mot just text, but in video and graphics. I ghost blog for professionals. I write business narratives that are SERP focused. I generate content ‘silos’ (a method of grouping relevant content to establish keyword authority that increases audience engagement). I write ‘scripts’ for social media, memes, and infographics.

As a freelance technical writer, I have experience with aerospace, computers, consumer electronics, energy, and oil drilling equipment. I write trouble-shooting guides, maintenance manuals, and training manuals.

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.

As a multimedia productionist, with capabilities for Web-quality audio and video recording, building presentations (animated, video, audio – PowerPoint and beyond).

As your technical support “guru” for your WordPress CMS-powered website. I can help you with ‘guru-level’ stuff that makes you want to tear your hair out.

Contact me for an interview or to discuss your project.

See my Blog at Heavypen.com. You’ll also find my articles on other outlets including Medium and LinkedIn Pulse.