Hire Me

By day I’m a Kinsta Support Engineer, and by night (and early morning) I write about WordPress and web hosting for sites like the WPMU DEV Blog and WhoIsHostingThis.

At this time my work calendar is quite full and I am not actively seeking new opportunities. However, if there’s a really great project you’re certain I will want to know about, then read on!

I’m a writer, editor, and WordPress developer. What that means is that I can help you in a variety of different ways.

Jon has been invaluable as a contributor to the WPMU DEV blog. He’s a joy to work with and has a real knack for breaking down and writing about complicated concepts in a highly engaging and easy to understand way. I highly recommend working with Jon – just don’t steal him away from our blog!

Raelene Morey, WPMU DEV


Take a look at the blog posts on this site, the writing I have done for clients, and my other projects for samples of my writing. I can produce content for your blog, help you craft compelling copy for your website’s static pages, and write your newsletter.

Working with Jon is a pleasure. He provides only high quality, well-researched content and always delivers on time. Jon is a smart professional and he is full of fresh ideas and very familiar with WordPress and with the latest web development trends. His technical tutorials are performing very well at the Kinsta blog! Highly recommended!

Tom Zsomborgi, Kinsta

WordPress Development

I am a WordPress developer and I can help you with your WordPress website. While this is far from comprehensive, here are a few different ways I can help with your website:

  • Analyzing your website’s performance and optimizing your website for reduced load time.
  • Theme modifications.
  • Simple custom plugin development.
  • Website migrations.
  • Optimizing the appearance of your website in search engine results and on social media.

It always seems like there is something new being added or updated on my WordPress sites, which leads to incompatibility with purchased themes and plugins. Last month I had an issue with my site not loading properly. After looking around for a few hours for a fix, I contacted Jon and he promptly knew exactly what it was. Next time, I won’t wait. He was professional and quick!

Brian Buffington, Studio Blue & Independent Musician

My Commitment

I am committed to your success. I take a lot of pride in producing high-quality content and delighting my customers. But don’t take my word for it.

Jon’s been an asset to WhoIsHostingThis.com – one of the few writers that I have worked with that can produce clean HTML, explain technical website terminology in a coherent and easy-to-understand way, and meet deadlines.

Toni Allen, WhoIsHostingThis

Get In Touch

The best way to reach me is to send me an email (jon dot penland at gmail dot com) or to use any of the social media icons in the sidebar or top navigation bar.

In my opinion, a top quality freelancer must be more than simply good at what they do; just as importantly, they must be professional and reliable. Jon ticks all the boxes – his editing is of a consistently high standard, and he has never let me down in terms of fulfilling his commitments. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services.

Tom Ewer, WordCandy