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A picture's worth 1,000 words ...
but 1,000 words can paint 1,000 pictures.

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MATT THE WRITER.

  • Feature articles
  • News stories
  • Newsletters
  • Reportage
  • Websites
  • Blog posts
  • Profiles
  • Columns
  • Essays
  • Social media

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MATT THE EDITOR.

  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Style
  • Voice
  • Article development
  • Fact-checking
  • Publishing project management

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MATT THE MARKETER.

  • Custom publishing
  • Email marketing
  • Press releases
  • Case studies
  • White papers
  • Advertorials
  • Advertisements
  • Brochures
  • Annual reports
  • Search engine optimization

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HIS CLIENTS LOVE TO READ WHAT MATT WRITES

"Matt Alderton is a consummate professional regarding anything to do with words/writing/marketing. His services are invaluable, and his ideas are spectacular — he picks up the point immediately, no matter what the subject, and can create vibrant copy from scratch. His marketing ability is not to be overlooked, though. With a keen eye for detail and always the ability to ensure one's business is positioned correctly, he is an invaluable business resource. He's the most loyal you'll find, as he always finds ways to find time for his clients and always seems to deliver over and above what he originally promises. I overwhelmingly recommend Matt Alderton, without reservation!"

— Lisa Mogensen, Publisher, TravelsinTaste.com

"Over about a two-year period, I edited more than 1,000 small business how-to guides from dozens of freelance writers. Matt, who wrote more than 100 of those guides, was one of my very favorite writers on the project. I was always happy to see one of Matt's guides in my inbox because I knew it would be a breeze to edit. He's a top-notch writer, he follows directions, he meets deadlines and he's an absolute pleasure to work with. I would hire Matt again for any writing project and have already recommended him to several colleagues."

— Frances Sharpe, Freelance Editor, Work.com/Business.com

"Matt Alderton is an editor’s dream come true. He possesses exemplary writing and editing skills. He works well under pressure and can always be counted upon to turn around tight deadlines. What set Matt apart for us was his enthusiasm and eagerness to contribute to our small business site. He has a solid understanding, proven expertise and the creative mindset needed to help his clients succeed."

— Philip Mathew, Small Business Editor, Nielsen Business Media

"I have assigned Matt in-depth cover stories for FORUM magazine, and every time he has produced top-quality articles that were engaging, well-researched and expertly written. These are not easy assignments — they take a great deal of time for research, interviews and writing — but Matt turned his articles in on deadline and with very little editing required. He understands from the start who the audience is and what points he needs to cover in order to make the articles relevant and interesting to the readers. Matt’s talent and professionalism make him one of the best freelancers with whom I have had the pleasure of working."

— Jacqui Cook, Editor, FORUM Magazine

"Matt is a superb writer and his copyediting skills are equally impressive. I hired Matt at WOMMA as our managing editor and he immediately took charge of our publications, taking every opportunity to refine and improve. He is a voracious reader and extremely well organized, allowing him to focus quickly on the specific issues requiring his attention. He also happens to be a really nice person to work with — a must for someone with a big red pen!"

— Susan Tibbitts, Former Executive Director, Word of Mouth Marketing Association

PROOFNEEDING: WRITING CRIMES EXPOSED

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Inc.com: Airbn-boo-boo

I just spotted this error on the homepage at Inc.com. Obviously, it should read “Airbnb,” …

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‘Nuclear’ Inf...

I spotted this error yesterday on NBC News’ homepage. It should read, “… make it …

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Chicago Magazine: Oops!

I was reading the June issue of Chicago magazine yesterday, and it appears that its …

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Even Editors Need Editors

I was so excited to launch my new website that I stayed up late last …

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Chinese with a Side of Sp...

This local Chinese restaurant forgot to proofread its menu! It’s located near “Harlem & Touhy,” …