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Matthew S.


5.0 (87 reviews)
$75 USD / hour
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Ghostwriter | Editor | Author Coach | Curriculum

In my academic career, I specialized in curriculum development, instructional design, and student support services to help ensure courses met learners where they were. That same attention to detail and ability to work within frameworks led to work on textbooks—and from there, other manuscripts both fiction and nonfiction. (I primarily work in the business and personal development spheres in nonfiction and cozy mysteries and thrillers in fiction, but have worked on a wide range of titles, with more than 150 books published to date.) I pride myself on working collaboratively to help my clients see their ideas turn into a book or a course. My literature and writing degrees, in addition to graduate work in education and environmental science, and a varied client base, means I can work within most disciplines; even if something isn't my natural knowledge base, I know the questions to ask to help you tell your story in a way your audience will understand. As head of an environmental nonprofit, an active outdoors person, and a busy freelancer, I pride myself on organization and attention to detail. I've written for a wide range of publications (both bylined and ghost) and in multiple formats—in addition to a long history of creating and managing online and written content for many small businesses—and would like to put those skills to work for you. I emphasize collaboration and communication to ensure you get the highest quality work. If it's not exactly what you want, then it's not what I want to give you. I'm eager to help you develop your voice and story, and I look forward to working with you and answering any questions you might have! Please note that the portfolio samples below are only representative of a small portion of my work and are not necessarily reflective of my larger body of work, as most of my curriculum and book work is protected by NDAs. Feel free to reach out if you have specific questions about the work I do. Thank you!

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$4,375.00 USD
Matt, is just an outstanding and insightful writer. The amount of patience, understanding of my project with great advice was incredible. Completing my project was not possible without Matt. Thank you so much Matt for everything, you have helped me in so many ways to complete my story. Thanks again - I appreciate you. Always
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1 year ago
$2,500.00 USD
Amazing work!! I would recommend Matt to anyone who needs not only superior writing but content creation that captures your unique voice. He’s the best!
Flag of Hortense M.
1 year ago
$6,000.00 USD
Matthew is GREAT to work with! Very professional and puts up with my ignoring him far more than he ever should! Matthew has done a number of projects for me over the years and I highly recommend him!
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2 years ago
$1,600.00 USD
Another great piece from Matthew. Looking forward to our continued work together!
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2 years ago
$2,050.00 USD
Matthew was fantastic to work with! I'm sure I will work with him again. His communication is above par as is his professionalism. So grateful I found him! I would definitely recommend him.
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Freelance writer

Organic lifestyle sites (varied)
Jan 2017 - Present
Provide a mix of fresh (original) and re-written content for a number of organic lifestyle sites


Outdoor non-profit
Oct 2013 - Present
Co-founder and co-director of an outdoor non-profit focused on sustainability and education.

Event planner

Outdoor event company
Jan 2012 - May 2016 (4 years, 4 months)
Organized, coordinated, and put on frequent (25+ /year) and large (generally 1k-5k attendees) outdoor events, including budgets, vendor contracts, etc


Graduate work in Environmental Science

University of Idaho, United States 2009 - 2010
(1 year)

Graduate work in Education

Hamline University, United States 2007 - 2009
(2 years)


Project Wet / Project Wild / etc

Project Wild
Related bundle of outdoor education certifications; have all been re-upped regularly

Wilderness First Responder

National Outdoor Leadership School
Life-saving medical training for backcountry setting.

Leave No Trace educator

Leave No Trace
Outdoor sustainable use certification (Has been updated regularly since first awarded)


Wide range of academic journals

Have ghostwritten academic publications for sciences, social sciences, and engineering journals, among others. (Can only share limited samples, as most are restricted by NDAs.)

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