Ryan Ross

Creative Writer, Editor, Blogger

Hello you fortunate, or possibly unfortunate, person who stumbled upon my portfolio site. My name is Ryan Ross. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in English. I have a love for words, technology, and design. I am always reading or writing either sci-fi or fantasy.

I am looking for a position where I can do content creation, editing, document design, and publishing. My dream is to be a published author of fiction novels. Please investigate the links above and below for my LinkedIn, resume, and other publications.

Portfolio

Wide Open Spaces Independent Contractor

Springfield XD9: What You Should Know - Wide Open Spaces
Springfield has an excellent reputation of producing great firearms like the 1911 TRP, M1-A, XDS and others. A number of years ago the legendary company released their XD line...
10 Awesome Fictional Guns We'd Add to Our Stash [PICS] - Wide Open Spaces
I'm a huge movie and video game buff. Fictional weaponry is something that always draws me into the experience. Here is my list of awesome fictional guns I want to see in real...
The AR Pistol: What You Need to Know - Wide Open Spaces
I know what you're thinking, "I thought AR-15's were rifles. How can there be a pistol?" and for the most part you're right. AR pistols are AR-15 platforms that have a shorter...
The Massive .45-70 Handgun is More Than Impressive [VIDEO] - Wide Open Spaces
Step aside S&W .500 fanboys, the big gun is in town. The .45-70 Government is a high powered rifle round that has been around since the 1800s. I can personally attest to the...
Insane Shotgun Ammo [PICS] - Wide Open Spaces
Some of this ammo is just dumb and really unsafe. But how are you supposed to stop them? At least it's entertaining for us and hopefully no one hurt themselves with this crazy...
Never Heard of Salient Arms International? You Have Now [PICS] - Wide Open Spaces
Salient Arms International is a machine shop that retools firearms and turns the mundane into the extraordinary. They are expert machinists with a love for firearms. Salient...
Why My Everyday Carry is a Glock - Wide Open Spaces
Concealed carry permit applications are at an all-time high. Firearms manufacturers are going all out for your business this holiday season. With so many options to choose from...
5 Holiday Buys for the Concealed Carrier [PICS] - Wide Open Spaces
Still shopping for that person who's impossible to buy for? Yeah, me too. What do you get the person who has everything they need? Get them something that they didn't know they...
The Quick and Specific AR-15 Buyer's Guide - Wide Open Spaces
The AR-15 gained a huge amount of notoriety and popularity in recent years, and it's led to more competition in the marketplace. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to claim...
8 Holster Manufacturers You Should Buy From [PICS] - Wide Open Spaces
It seems like anyone with a heat gun or heavy-duty sewing machine are making custom holsters these days. How do you know which ones are good and which ones are gimmicks? There...
Bullet Impacts at 1 Million Frames Per Second [VIDEO] - Wide Open Spaces
This video shows several types and calibers of bullets being fired into multiple types of materials - in slow motion! I'm no scientist, but I would have loved to have been in...
Be a Smart Shooter: How to Choose Range Protection - Wide Open Spaces
Ever want to go shooting, but don't know what you need? This is a dilemma for many new shooters and even old pros. What is truly adequate protection at the gun range and what...
Boss AR-15 Slow Motion Shooting [VIDEO] - Wide Open Spaces
I love slow motion footage. So many processes happen faster than a blink of the eye and we miss out on some fascinating details. AR-15 slow motion shooting brings to light many...
5 Craft Beers for Your Next Fishing Trip [PICS] - Wide Open Spaces
The availability and popularity of craft beers is at an all-time high. It doesn't look like this cultural phenomenon is going anywhere for a long time. Wow your drinking bud -...
Bushmaster AR-15 | Uses, Models
Bushmaster Firearms International produces one of the most popular sporting AR-15 platform rifles in the United States. It remains to be seen if the rising consumption of this...
6 Things "Game of Thrones" Taught Us About Hunting - Wide Open Spaces
I don't think many can deny that is a good television show. But it is more than just entertaining fantasy. Here are some things the HBO show, Game of Thrones, taught us about...
Check Out the AK-47 in Slow Motion and Learn a Thing or Two [VIDEO] - Wide Open Spaces
I've always loved watching slow motion videos. There is always something to learn when things are slowed down and you see processes that normally happen in a split second. This...
A Year With the 300 Blackout [VIDEO] - Wide Open Spaces
No, this is not about drinking three hundred beers before you blackout, but instead it's a video highlighting Travis Haley from Haley Strategic and a 300 Blackout SBR. Haley...
All Hail the Butcher's Cut - Wide Open Spaces
The Butcher's Cut, or the Hanger steak, is a slab of meat that falls to one side when the cow is split in half during processing. This piece lies between the brisket and the...
Straight Wall Hunting Comes to Ohio - Wide Open Spaces
Ohioans are jumping for joy and are eager to get into the woods. The population of America's heartland, waiting for the chance to hunt deer with a rifle, will finally be...
AR-15: Gas vs. Piston System - Wide Open Spaces
The AR-15 is the most popular sporting rifle in the country regardless of some bad publicity in the recent years. For the record, AR does not mean "automatic rifle" for those...
Best Home Defense Shotgun: Mossberg 500 or Remington 870?
American history is filled with classic rivalries and debates: the chicken or the egg, Coke vs. Pepsi, vanilla vs. chocolate. I think that these debates are here to stay, but I...
How to Build an Inexpensive Smoker - Wide Open Spaces
Have you ever wanted to smoke a whole hog or deer but had to rent a smoker? They can be expensive if you can even find one. Most designs to build your own require 10 years of...
7 Things Movies Taught Us About Guns That Are Wrong - Wide Open Spaces
I love a classic shoot em' up movie, where there are more bullets shot than credible lines delivered. Tales of secret agents fighting in a foreign land wearing a tuxedo, or law...
5 Tips For Concealed Carry This Winter - Wide Open Spaces
My favorite time of the year is upon us, but I'm not talking about all the homemade pumpkin spice candles my girlfriend buys at the hayrides and harvest festivals. I love the...

Graphic Design

Poster for the Boyce Awards
I made this poster with another University of Cincinnati student and it was used for the Boyce Awards. The Boyce is an awards ceremony to recognize outstanding faculty in the...

McWood Publishing Book Reviews

We Said It: Elevate Your Awareness
Book: Elevated, A TaleĀ­- Catherine Crumber Elevated, A Tale is fearless. This short novel by Catherine Crumber jumps right into the taboo issues of racial stereotypes, family...

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