Project ready professional, at your service.
My name is Ray Wyman Jr. I offer my services as a freelance writer, content creator, SEO pro, and public relations professional. I also build and manage WordPress websites, and provide training so that you (and your staff) can make basic updates and upkeep on your own. See my LinkedIn profile for references and recommendations. See my blog at Heavypen.
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 (did you like that?). What that means is that 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. Emerging methodology and ever-evolving and constantly-changing tools are great – when they work. But nothing stops the practical and pragmatic progress in achieving my client’s goals. That’s why I spend more time researching client needs and focus on deliverables that they can use – right here, right now.
I am a published author, recognized for my work documenting American comic book creator Jack Kirby (“The Art of Jack Kirby,” 1993). I’ve also had the great privilege of writing a few stories for the Star Trek television franchise. But it’s my professional work as a content creator and SEO pro that really stands out.
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 pro.
You set the parameters for deliverables; I’ll tell you how best I can accomplish your goals. Contact me for an interview or to discuss your project.