Freelance Writer

I’m a freelance writer, and I specialize in two areas:

1. Journalism

As a journalist, I mostly write profiles, mostly of places and people considered fringe.

2. Copywriting

I provide writing and editing services for organizations and individuals that have something useful to offer or meaningful to say.


Contact me to discuss a project.



A Meditation on Giving Up
The Desire for More is Killing Us: Lessons From Plato's Republic
My Struggle With Social Media
Photographer Ryan Muirhead Talks Creativity, Depression, and What It Means to be Human
Bikepacking is For Fools: An Ode to Madness
Social Media are Distorting Your Creative Vision, and You Don't Even Know It
Salt Lake City Jeweler Leaves Legacy Before Leaving Country

Websites and Copywriting

Jake Buntjer
Utah Girls Love You
Touchstones Journal
Rugged Grounds


"Ryan has a way with words that comes across perfectly for marketing copy. He's direct and understands value. Then he chooses the words that will communicate to the target audience perfectly."

—Sam Lloyd, CEO at Gromode

"I recommend Ryan to anyone who would like to have their website content written. His writing is very professional and Ryan always has the project complete on his expected timeline."

—Mark DuBois, VP at Advertising-Direct

"I would highly recommend Ryan for any position that requires excellent writing abilities. Ryan is extremely meticulous about writing prose that is precise and concise. He is a wordsmith in editing challenges which require a high degree of articulation. Ryan is also an excellent storyteller, in maintaining a complete and cohesive narrative."

—Richard Markosian, Editor at Utah Stories