Ryan Maskell is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for stories, technology and gaming.

MY SKILLS

Experience in Article Writing

I have penned over 800 articles in my freelance career, covering a wide range of topics and formats. These include news articles, feature articles, reviews, technical guides, product pages, listicles, and more. Many of those were in the tech industry, though I have previously written gaming, security, book, lifestyle, and web content.

This experience builds on the familiarity from my Creative Writing and Publishing BA, where industry veterans taught me to create compelling copy that adheres to SEO and web writing standards.

  • WordPress
  • Technology
  • Literature
  • Gaming
  • Student
  • Privacy & Security
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Copywriting Experience

During my Creative Writing and Publishing degree, I was taught to write copy that is compelling, accurate, and fits the brand image. I had the opportunity to write copy for a number of different audiences, much of which you can see in my portfolio.02

Experience in Text-Editing

Text-editing is one of my strongest skills. I have been shaping, cutting, and re-working text for a number of years. In my professional career, I spent time as an editor at WinBuzzer and a commissioning editor at Milk. Magazine, where I learned to apply these skills in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

As an aspiring novelist and creative writing graduate, I’m intimately aware of elements that create good fiction, flow, and characterisation. I’ve been employing these skills for over three years, helping my colleagues to create fiction that’s at a publishable standard.03

Experience in Proofreading

I have formal training in proofreading, from proof marks, to industry techniques, to different house styles. I have been advised by highly regarded industry experts on how to spot even the smallest of errors. I’m familiar with all the nuances of grammar, spelling, and layout that will bring text to a polished, final form.04

Fiction Writing Experience

I have significant experience in fiction writing and am a perfect candidate for ghostwriting or fiction projects. I’ve completed numerous short stories, prose and poetry pieces, both for use in publication and personally. I’m open to any project or genre, be it fantasy, thriller, or romance. Each genre has its unique style and nuances, and I have experience writing in all of them.

I’m currently working on my debut novel, for which you can read a short synopsis below:

The Wood and The Knife is a contemporary novel that follows a Chinese immigrant and sweatshop worker as she struggles to cope with the abuse and environment of the Prato slums.  Set in the present day, it is inspired by the very real and brutal trade that still exists.05

Chris Partsenidis, Firewall.cx

"Ryan's work is exceptional - he's researched the topic as required and produced a high-quality article. Will surely work again with Ryan."

MY WORK

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