Who Am I?
Good question. My name is Ryan Matejka (pronounced: ma-tay-kuh), and I’m a professional writer residing in Wisconsin.
You may have seen my work in the successful PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch cooking game "Cook Serve Delicious! 2!!" for which I wrote lots and lots of in-game emails and fictional food and restaurant descriptions.
I'm also a professional copywriter, with bonus experience in technical, blog, and case-study writing. Check out my resume and portfolio below for more on that.
In my spare time, I like to watch movies, read, and most of all, I love to write stories – many of which you can read right here on my nifty website! Check out the "creative stuff" page for more on that.
Thanks for stopping by, and stay awesome.
Click on any of the below projects I've worked on to see examples of my work.
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
Creative fictional emails, food and restaurant descriptions, and event managing.
Healthcare Business Insights
Healthcare IT case study articles and blog posts.
Website copy and video narration.
Sell sheet, rep release, and press release copy.
Why you really, really want to hire me:
I love to write. No matter the subject or style, I enjoy the challenge of putting words together in the best possible way – it's my art. While this passion manifests itself in my personal life in the form of the personal blog I’ve kept since 2011 and the fiction stories I’ve written since I was 13 years old, in my professional life it extends to writing marketing copy, articles, blogs, and technical materials on a variety of topics and for a wide range of audiences. No writing is beneath me or too high to reach for. It's all a pleasure.
Content Writer | February 2019 - Present
Zywave, Milwaukee, WI
Researching and writing original materials on property and casualty (P&C) insurance for Zywave's most popular software product
"Translating" existing US-focused P&C insurance materials for the Canadian market
Organizing and leading a monthly Writers Workshop to facilitate team-bonding, knowledge-sharing, and idea creation
Copywriter & Editor (freelance) | May 2018 - Present
The Indie Bros.
Writing and editing press releases and related email marketing materials for a variety of independent video game developers
Research Writer | June 2016 - February 2019
Healthcare Business Insights, Milwaukee, WI
Analyzing developments across the healthcare industry for a business audience
Interviewing healthcare executives to gain their insights
Writing accompanying content including articles and white papers
Lead Writer & Event Manager (freelance) | April 2015 - Present
Vertigo Gaming Inc.
Writing and editing for “Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!” PC and PS4 video game
Collaborating with another writer on over 550 in-game emails, 190 fictional food descriptions, and 30 fictional restaurant descriptions
Represented the game in a booth at 2018 PAX East
Product Copywriter | September 2014 - May 2016
DiscountRamps.com, West Bend, WI
Copywriting and editing for product web pages, emails, and other media
Coordinating with merchandisers to determine positioning strategy
Copywriting Intern | June 2013 – September 2014
J.W. Speaker Corporation, Germantown, WI
Writing creative and technical copy for multiple forms of advertising media including press releases, website, social media, print ads, catalog, and more
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
If you want to inquire about hiring me, adapting a story, or just have a question or comment, this is the form for you!