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Friends and clients call me Joseph. I show up for writing or editing equipped with a keen desire to help and ease with native US English that's founded on skill and artistry and wielded with imagination and original thinking. I also bring editorial experience, helpful writing tools and a deep, intuitive sense of craft.

In popular prose, I tend to follow the advice of Wordsworth, to use the realistic language of everyday people — admitting all the  contractions, neologisms, slang, regional color, common acronyms, and so on. When needed, I write or edit in the academic style that helped me graduate with high honors from one of the more prestigious American universities where you can double-major in English and Psychology.

I have found it rare, in my life, to encounter professionals that under-promise and over-deliver. Joseph Riden is one such individual.
— DiMirra, Author of Spontaneous, a men's adventure novel

Writers' Portfolio Website Design — Every writer needs a portfolio. Get the word out about what you offer with your own, custom web presence. Who could be a better choice to help you present your creative work to the world than a published, fellow writer? Providing, of course, that website-building writer is a marketing expert with agency and entrepreneurial experience and a track record of successful business websites. I’ve been a digital native since 1965. That’s not a typo — 1965.

I come prepared with all the skills, great tools and a keen desire to excel. I’ve been building websites since May of 2008 when Google Sites came online. These days, my favorite sitebuilder is which gives us the chops to easily create a website that’s beautiful and has all the marketing functionality you need.

When you're ready to set up or improve your writer’s online presence, I'll build what you want that fits within your stated budget and deliver on time. To begin a dialog that can lead to the beautiful and engaging custom writer’s website that you envision, at a fixed cost you can afford, click CONTACT and send me a message. Then we can get to work on a budget, a written quotation, a schedule you can live with and it all comes with a satisfaction guarantee.

Narrative Writing — Adept in both fiction and nonfiction, I also learned to produce creative nonfiction, the newer prose category that applies fiction tropes, techniques, and treatments to factual narrative. This style brings a true narrative to life on the page more vividly than ever before. Consider my story "The Marlin," as an example. 

Everyone's an expert in something but not everyone knows how to write well in US English. I write or rewrite anything that you relate to me in a textual draft or in a voice recording. Then your memoir or other writing project reads like the language of a highly competent author who knows what you know. Your thoughts and memories can take wing with clarity, style, and grace.

Joseph Riden’s writing skills are profoundly intuitive… [his] writing capabilities are definitely noteworthy.
— From a review of "The Prodigy," by Joseph Riden, at Readers Favorite (

They say that a book is the new business card. Have you written your first book yet? If you have the tailored suit and the smile but still need more powerful persuasion, let's talk. Truth is, everyone "has a book in them." But most of us need a literary midwife to help birth it into the real world alive. Writing is an exacting skill. Don't let your prose leave home without perfecting.

Beta Reading — If you write a book or any document that needs to be error-free and also final-checked by someone other than yourself, before publishing, I can be your first reader to check for anything amiss before you expose it to the world. A careful beta reading is a perfect final test before self-publishing something. These days, many writers who publish digitally save cash by self-editing. If that's you, you need a beta reader even more than if you had hired a editor to help perfect your prose.

Editing Your Prose — Whether fiction or non-fiction, I'll help you take your writing to the next level and beyond in a specific piece. After corrections, we can also seize opportunities to correct and improve the prose structure and writing style. I offer all the editing forms: copy- line- and developmental editing.

Coaching or Tutoring — Individualized learning is the key to rapid improvement in your written communication. Even for professionals, the hardest part of writing can be seeing where you need improvement and knowing how to elevate your results. After reading and analysing your writing, I suggest improvements that you can apply across the board in everything you write. You can have your own, private writing tutor to help you to find learning opportunities, to take advantage of them and to permanently improve your writing craft.

You were so kind and willing to help that you made the entire process enjoyable. It was a pleasure working with you and learning from you. The editing you did on my book was purely stellar.
— Farah Grace, Author of Yellow Roses, a romantic memoir

Web Content Writing or Blogging — Skilled in writing for the Internet, I've not only learned to use the web, I've been a digital native for more than half of my life. As a design engineer, I helped develop superpowered servers that host the Internet around the world and pull businesses toward AI sentience. I've built this website and several others, including writing all the textual copy. Please contact me to access some writing samples or read from my blog on this website or my publications on I can walk you through the answers to all your questions on how to start a popular blog and make money with a blog online. Or I can provide the content that brings your message to web users around the world. 

Self-Publishing — With a growing number of self-published books of my own, I've learned how to publish with minimal hassle, effort, and cost but it's still complex and demanding. Self-publishing that achieves professional quality on a shoestring requires insider knowledge and thorough attention to detail. I can publish a book for you or help you learn to do it for yourself. As traditional publishing wanes the brave new world of digital publishing invites new minds and faces and it adds both greater marketing power and higher complexity at the same time.

About Cost — My fees are typical and customary for the industry. I will often be able to quote a job in bulk, providing a single, all-inclusive figure for a whole project in a written agreement.

Click on the button below to connect with me via email and start a dialog, without any expectations or pressure. Come as you are; leave when you please. It's your project all the way.