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nDash Writer Profile for Ryan Maskell


Freelance Writer and Editor

About Me

I am a Creative Writing and Publishing graduate with two years of experience writing about tech and gaming. I take the time to craft high-quality, well-researched copy that adheres to SEO standards and follows industry concepts and style guides.

Industries I Write About


My Writing Samples

Need for Speed Payback review: A race to mediocrity

Need for Speed Payback returns to the series with some marked improvements, but also a heavy and degenerative focus on microtransactions.


DNS Leak Testing & Protection

DNS Leak Testing & Protection – How to Avoid Exposing Your Identity & Online Activity


Shadow of the Colossus review: A Wanderfull remake

Shadow of the Colossus’ 4K remake makes tweaks in all the right areas while leaving the original gameplay intact.


Guide to Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Hypervisor

New Virtualization Features, Limitations, Backup, Checkpoints, Storage, Networking and more


Darwin Project Early Access preview: Some evolution required

This new entry to the Battle Royale genre offers some creative, unique elements, but Darwin Project clearly requires work in other areas.


Wolfenstein II contraption guide: Constrictor Harness, Ram Shackles, or Battle Walker?

Your choice of Wolfenstein II contraption will seriously affect your playstyle and experience. Choose wisely.


A $225,000 Mozilla Program Will Examine AI's Threat to an Open Internet

The Mozilla awards will give artists and coders a chance to express AI's biggest problems in a digestible way, funding browser add-ons, journalism, and more.


Robots Will Not Create Mass Unemployment Says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella believes robots will be used to complement humans, rather than replace them, pointing to more pressing concerns like the elimination of bias in the AI's we use in our everyday life.


Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Review

Wolfenstein II builds on its predecessor’s success with great storytelling and fluid shooting. Unfortunately, a few missteps prevent a perfect score.




I've spent close to two years as at WinBuzzer as a Microsoft-focused writer and editor. The wide variety of products enabled me to gain experience across the tech industry, including gaming, cloud, software, and hardware. In my time there, I've written close to 1500 articles.

Company: WinBuzzer.com

I worked there from 7/2016 until now

Independent Contributor

Working for App Trigger gave me a chance to write about one of my true passions: gaming. As well as news, guides, and feature articles, I got the chance to review AAA titles before their embargo, covering games such as Wolfenstein II, Shadow of the Collusus, and Need for Speed: Payback. The site helped build a familiarity with a wide range of content types, as well as the industry in general.

Company: AppTrigger.com

I worked there from 10/2017 until now


Firewall.cx gave me the chance to gain further experience in long form, technical content. There I created guides and reviews on VPNs, IP-PBX, Tor, Hyper-V server and more. All content had up to five SEO keywords, contained extensive research, and was up to 10,000 words long.

Company: Firewall.cx

I worked there from 12/2016 until 4/2017

Indepedent Contributor

In my early career, I had the opportunity to write for popular online magazine Social Student. The site is home to hundreds of thousands of students per month and marked one of my first forays into article writing. While there, I wrote a total of five articles, covering gaming, net neutrality, software, and drinking. The experience allowed me to become familiar with WordPress and develop an early writing style.

Company: SocialStudent.co.uk

I worked there from 8/2014 until 9/2014

Comissioning Editor for Games

From 2014-15 I was a Commissioning Editor for games at Milk., a University magazine. My role was encompassing, and during this time I wrote, edited, planned and marketed content. I managed a team of seven people, conducting meetings and liaising with the marketing, photography, and design department to ensure content was consistent and met the overall brand image.

Company: Milk. Magazine

I worked there from 9/2014 until 7/2015

Content I Write