Daniel Mattia

My name's Daniel Mattia. I'm a freelance content writer and editor. I make it my business to help your business succeed.

I write heavily-researched, data-driven blogs, articles, and other SEO-friendly content intended to inform, inspire, and persuade your audience.
 My past and current clients consist of:
  • small businesses
  • solopreneurs
  • insuretech companies
  • insurance firms
My content is informing and engaging and helps you establish and grow relationships with your audience, leading to more traffic and higher conversions.
But don’t just take it from me! Here’s what some of my clients have had to say about my work:

About Dan

I am a Providence, RI-based freelance content writer and owner of Paladin Publications. Since becoming a freelance writer, I’ve written hundreds of bylined and ghostwritten blog posts, articles, and investigative pieces.

Writing has long been one of my passions. I was that weird kid in school who actually enjoyed English class (math was another story). In my teens, I combined my passion for writing with my love of gaming and founded the gaming reviews website Game Overdrive, where I recruited and oversaw a staff of writers responsible for fairly and accurately reporting on video game news, releases, and developments. During this timeframe, and on behalf of Game Overdrive, I led a successful boycott against game developers who implemented the invasive “Starforce” DRM software.

After reaching adulthood and spending almost a decade working in unfulfilling jobs, I finally made my dream come true to write for a living in early 2017. It was a decision that felt completely natural and one I haven’t regretted since. As a freelance content writer, I draw upon my love of writing for every client project I’m fortunate enough to work on and treat your business — and your hopes for success — as if they were my own.

I strive for integrity and accuracy in both my business dealings and my written work, and value developing strong business relationships with my clients. When you work with me, you can be rest assured that I make it my business to help your business succeed.

Services and Rates

I specialize in writing well-researched and data-driven content according to your preference in style, tone, and voice. All content I write is SEO-friendly (without using keyword stuffing or any negative/black hat techniques) and is edited at least three times prior to submitting my first draft.

In addition, you’re working with me, and me alone, from start-to-finish. While I may hire an editor from time-to-time, I don’t outsource any of my writing. Any content I produce is written from scratch by me, for you. There’s no cookie-cutting here (in fact, I’m a really bad baker).

I’m not the cheapest writer. When you hire me, you’re hiring me based on my expertise, skillset, and portfolio. Each project is unique and my quoted rates are custom-tailored to exactly what you’re looking for in terms of how much research a topic will require, your required turnaround time, and the estimated/expected length of the project. Before any contract is sign or any word is written, we’ll agree on a price upfront that’s fair to us both so you’ll know exactly how much you have to pay.

Please bear in mind that I do not charge per word/per hour for writing projects. A per-word/hourly rate isn’t fair to either of us and leads to some awkward constraints.

All projects require an upfront deposit payable upon contract signing before work is begun. A sample contract can be read here.

Blog Posts and Content Writing

  • Short Blog Posts and Content (about 500-800 words)
  • $200 with a byline/credit
  • $250 for ghostwriting/no credit
  • Medium-Length Blog Posts and Content (between 800 and 1200 words):
  • $325 with a byline/credit
  • $375 for ghostwriting/no credit
  • Long-form Blog Posts and Content (more than 1200 words):
  • Starting at $450


  • Product Descriptions (up to 100 words):
  • $20 per description (10% discount for bulk orders of 10 or more descriptions)


  • Copyediting (grammar, punctuation, spelling, styleguide, etc.)
  • $45 minimum and $45 per hour

Other Writing

If you’re interested in hiring me for a writing project that isn’t defined above, please contact me and I’ll be more than happy to consider your proposal.


Below is a sampling of bylined blog posts and web content I’ve written. If you’re considering hiring me, please glance at some of the links below to get a sense of the different types of styles, tones, and voices I’m able to write in (depending on the audience and client’s preferences).

Spotlighted Work

Brent LoeHow To Take Photos in Rough Neighborhoods
Washington Real Estate PhotographyHow Virtual Staging Helps the Planet
Washington Real Estate PhotographyHow to Photograph Real Estate With Pets and Children Around
Washington Real Estate PhotographyHow To Decide Which Style To Use In Virtual Staging
Brent LoeWhen Should Photographers Go From Side Hustle to Full-Time?
Brent LoeHow to Price Your Photography Services
BestowShould You Write a DIY Will or Do You Need a Lawyer?
BestowHow Much Does a Funeral Cost?
BestowCan You Rely on Crowdfunding for Healthcare and Funeral Costs?
BestowDo Digital Nomads Need Insurance?
Medi-ShareWhat Is Life Insurance and Why Is It Important?
BestowExperts Share 6 Personal Finance Must-Dos by Age 35
BestowInsurance Company Ratings Explained: What You Need to Know
BestowTerm Life vs. Whole Life: Which One’s Best for You?
BestowDon’t Bumble With Bundles: Should You Bundle Life Insurance?
Bestow8 Financial Must-Dos That Most Newlyweds Skip
BestowWhat First-Time Home Buyers Need to Know About Life Insurance
nDashHow to Manage Your Finances as a Freelance Writer
BestowHow Much Life Insurance Do You Need?
BestowInsurance Must-Haves for Freelancers & Side Hustlers
The ZebraHacks, Hints & Hotdogs: What You Need to Know About The Most Popular Food Delivery Apps
The Zebra4 Ways Riders Can Escape from Creepy Uber Drivers
The ZebraSharing is Caring: How to Share the Road with Cyclists
The ZebraCar Dealership Fraud: 9 Ways to Avoid These Shady Practices
The ZebraFrom Athens to Augmented Reality: How the Olympics Viewing Experience Has Evolved – and What Crazy Tech to Expect in 2018
The ZebraIs Your Airbnb Host Spying on You?
The ZebraWhat I Learned After Totaling My Car 450 Miles from Home
The ZebraDo Keyless Ignitions Actually Put Your Car – and Your Life – at Higher Risk?
The Zebra5 Tricks You Didn’t Know Your Amazon Echo or Google Home Could Do
EnsuremIs Medicare Supplement Plan F Worth the Price?
EnsuremHow To Choose A Life Insurance Beneficiary
EnsuremHow Much Final Expense Insurance Do I Need?
EnsuremGuaranteed-Issue vs. Simplified-Issue Final Expense Life Insurance: What's Right For You?
EnsuremHow Can I Get Medigap Outside of Open Enrollment?
EnsuremThe Unique College Savings Plan You've Probably Never Heard Of
EnsuremIs Your Employer-Offered Disability Plan Enough?
EnsuremDo I Really Need Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance?
EnsuremA Simple Guide To The Many Ways of Paying For Your Funeral
EnsuremWhich Do I Need? Term Life Insurance vs. Whole Life Insurance
ValuePenguinWhy To Consider Making Your Small Business an LLC
ValuePenguinWhy Do Good Drivers Have Their Auto Insurance Rates Increased?
ValuePenguin3 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Home Insurance Costs Down
ValuePenguinWhat To Consider Before You Bundle Your Home and Auto Insurance
ValuePenguinWhat is Temporary Car Insurance and Should I Get It?
ValuePenguin3 Caveats About Your Homeowners Insurance
ValuePenguinIs Your Office At Home? Here’s How To Deduct Renters’ Insurance From Your Taxes
ValuePenguinWhy You Probably Shouldn’t Buy This Type of Funeral Insurance
ValuePenguinWhy Life Insurance from Your Work Likely Isn’t Enough
ValuePenguinWhat to Do if You Missed the Obamacare Deadline

Hire Me

or email me directly at dan@danmattia.com