About Joe Nattress

You want to communicate your company vision to your audience to attract more prospects. You need marketing content that engages your readers and converts them into loyal customers.

Joe Nattress Freelance Writer

That’s where I come in. I write marketing content that gets results for businesses in technical industries. Content that your audience will read and respond to. The kind of content that makes you look good when your sales climb and your marketing ROI falls.

I’m a copywriter and content marketer. I write content for marketing campaigns, both online and offline. This includes website copy, email campaigns, case studies, and more.

Teaching, content marketing, and the trades

In recent years, I’ve been a university writing teacher and an avid student of content marketing. My writing coaches have been some of the best content marketers online today.

Before teaching and building my skills as a content writer, I worked for many years in the construction and mechanical trades. I spent a lot of time building houses, working on decks and in engine rooms, and maintaining food production line machinery.

A unique combination of skills

By combining my communication skills with my technical expertise, I’m able to help businesses in construction and technical industries attract more customers.

I’ve got years of hands-on experience in the trades and in the classroom. This gives me the ability to explain technical details in clear language your audience will understand.

My work in the field also gives me insight into the needs of your customers. This means you save time and frustration briefing me for a project. I’ll get up to speed quickly on your marketing campaigns.

Mechanical beginnings

My interest in buildings, boats, and big machines started at a young age.

I grew up on a rural lakeside resort in Northern California. My dad taught me how to keep the lights on, the water running, and the boat afloat.

Pounding nails at 6 years old

My first construction job was to bug my dad while he designed and built our family’s new house. I enjoyed working on a construction site. Maybe I was a little confused about my job description… 

But still, my interest in building continued. I later built houses for 12 years along the West Coast.

Captain at 14

When I was 14, I bought a small sailboat. I used to sail it 3 miles across our end of the lake. I loved to sail out past the point when the afternoon wind came down off the mountain. There’s not much more fun at that age than 3 foot warm water waves in an 11 foot unsinkable sailboat.

Fascination with mechanical systems

Just over the hill from our lake was the the Napa Valley. I used to go on winery tours there with my parents. I was fascinated by the tanks, pumps, and mechanical systems used to make the wine.

That interest, combined with my love of boats and water, led me to Alaska. After college, I worked as a marine mechanic on the seafood processing ships in Alaska.

Writing on the road

On all of my adventures along the west coast, and on overseas adventures in Europe and Asia, I used to write a lot of long letters. Post cards never seemed big enough to express my amazement at what I’d seen. I’d have to turn the post card around as I wrote in miniature along the side and top margins.

My time off

When I’m not working, you can usually find me somewhere in Asia, or outside of Seattle, WA. I love to hang out on our farm with our rescued animals, eat organic food from our garden, and build things. When I get the itch to travel, which is fairly often, you’ll find me in a sailboat, fishing boat, dive boat, or kayak, or in the mountains on a hiking trail, ski lift, or motorcycle.

Whatever I’m doing, I always look for interesting local food and drink. If you’re interested, I can tell you where to find the best local food carts, or even the tastiest bugs to eat, when you travel in Asia. Or which local beer or imported wine is best, if you’d rather.

I also like to study languages. So far, I’ve learned how to make people laugh in 4 different languages. I like to have fun.

Contact me

If you’d like me to help you communicate your company vision and grow your business, drop me a line. I’d be happy to help you share your vision with the world.

Email me: joe@joenattress.com

Call me: 1-360-474-4245

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