My name's Daniel Mattia. I'm a freelance content writer and editor. I make it my business to help your business succeed.
I am a Providence, RI-based freelance content 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.
Why Should You Hire Me?
Many freelance content writers are available to hire, so why should you hire me? Other than my dashing good looks, extensive portfolio of work, and brilliant command of the English language (okay, well…the first of those traits is a little embellished), why should you spend any of your marketing budget to hire me?
I take the time to learn about your business in order to best represent it.
Hiring me to write for you means you’re hiring me for more than just my ability to write. You’re hiring me because I’ll take the time to understand you and your business. I’ll strive to learn about not only your business and products/services, but your values and brand voice. You can be confident in my ability to maintain and represent the authenticity of your brand and what you want to convey to your audience.
My work is well-researched, SEO-friendly, and supported by hard facts and data.
One-third to half of the time I spend writing content is spent in the research phase to ensure any claims I make are supported by cold, hard facts and data. I make extensive use of my research skills to find relevant sources like statistics, case studies, and interviews that helps build your brand’s credibility in the eyes of your audience. Once my research is complete, I begin writing engaging, properly formatted, and SEO-friendly content to bring value to your business and your audience and support your website’s SEO.
I maintain open lines of communication and don't require constant supervision.
It’s true — I’m a nerd. I built my first PC at 14 years old, and haven’t stopped being on the cutting edge of technology since. I’m more than happy to use your choice of software to stay in touch. From tried-and-true email to Slack and Discord or your choice of project management software (like Trello or Asana), I’m more than happy to answer your questions and keep you informed about the status of a project. At the same time, once we sign a contract, you can rest easy knowing I’ll deliver as promised, freeing you up to focus on your job while I focus on mine.
I adhere to deadlines.
I’m a full-time freelance content writer. That means I adhere to the deadlines we agree upon at the start of a project. The only way I’ll not deliver a project by an agreed-upon date is if I’m dead or severely incapacitated, in which case you’ll be informed and refunded your deposit as soon as possible.
I welcome collaboration with you and your team.
I’m an expert content writer — that’s why you’re considering hiring me. But that doesn’t mean I’m not capable or willing to collaborate with you or your team on a project. You’re the experts in your industry, and your feedback before, during, and after the writing process is crucial to the success of a piece. If you have ideas, suggestions, or questions, I want to hear them, and encourage an open and honest dialogue between us.
Integrity is one of my core personal and business values. I’m open and honest about myself and my work, even when the consequences aren’t what I’d want. That’s why I’m transparent about my work processes and ethic. During the course of a project, I’ll keep you apprised of any snags I run into, rare situations that might arise and cause me to miss a milestone, or issues I discover with a topic or keyword. And since I don’t outsource any of my work (other than when I hire an editor to look over my writing), you’ll deal with no one but myself.
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. My rates for content writing are based on how much research a topic will require, your required turnaround time, and the estimated/expected length of the project. Before any contract is signed or a single 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
All content writing projects include one free revision.
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).
or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org