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Chicago freelance writer for hire. Freelancer. Copywriter. Technical writer. Vegan blogger. Blogger. Journalist. Article writer. SEO. B2B. Ben Durham. Benjamin Durham. B.A. Durham. badurham. writers. Chicago writers. 


I am a freelance writer and content strategist specializing in SEO, blog posts, technical writing, and more. My specialties include technical writing, science writing (engineering, robotics, and physics), and vegan-lifestyle blogging. I am the blogger for DIY-Robotics and a regular contributor to Genetics Illustrated as well as the online vegan magazineTenderly

I am happy to take on all types of work and can write in a tone suitable for any audience. I am available for technical writing, grant writing and general web copy and consulting. Thanks to my background in education, I am adept at communicating with a diverse range of audiences. 

I serve as the treasurer and a leadership member for the Society of Technical Communication, and up until recently, I was a board member of the Independent Writers of Chicago. 


I offer expert writing for the following:

  • Grants

  • Brochures

  • Handbooks

  • Educational or Training Manuals

  • Instructional Booklets

  • Sales Collateral

  • Web copy

  • And more! Just ask!

I am open to negotiating price by project or at an hourly fee. All prices are based on the recommendations of the Writer's Market


Nachum Kligmans, CEO at Book Like A Boss

Every SaaS company needs a good, consistent, and creative copywriter. We were super lucky to find Ben to write unique content for blog posts and lead generators. Always on time and always great, we look forward to working with Ben for many years into the future.


Valerie Girouard, Business Development Manager at DIY-Robotics

I've had the chance to work with Benjamin for over a year now and am very happy to have an ongoing contract with him. He is very committed to delivering excellent work and shows a lot of flexbility and interest in creating great content for our website. I highly recommend Benjamin for any technical  writing project!

Josh Whitaker, Content Manager for Genetics Illustrated

Great to work with! Beautiful writing style and extremely knowledgeable in the sciences. Quick turnaround and very responsive. Will hire again!