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 areas of interest and expertise are:
  • Insurance (life, health, auto, liability, renters, home, compliance)
  • Small business
  • Marketing
  • Writing (freelance, fiction, self-publishing, finances)
  • Retail (front-end, management, hiring, inventory)
  • Gaming (PC - RPG, FPS, simulation, MMO)
  • Insuretech
  • Solopreneurs/entrepreneurs
  • Mental Health (depression, anxiety)
  • Bookkeeping
  • Pets
  • Politics
The content I write 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. 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.

I'm transparent.

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

  • 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
  • Attribute-free Image Sourcing (little to no editing):
  • $15 per image

All content writing projects include one free revision.

Copywriting

  • Product Descriptions (up to 100 words):
  • $20 per description (10% discount for bulk orders of 10 or more descriptions)
  • Video Script (up to 300 words/2 minutes of video):
  • $50 per script
  • Email Script (between about 100-500 words):
  • $20-$75

Editing

  • 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.

I am also available to hire on retainer. Please contact me to discuss such arrangements in detail.

Portfolio

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

Washington Real Estate PhotographyWhat is 3D Virtual Staging?
Brent Loe PhotographyWhere Are The Best Restrooms?
Washington Real Estate PhotographyHow Much Time Do I Leave Between Shoots?
Washington Real Estate PhotographyWhy You Should Hire a US-Based Virtual Staging Agency
Brent Loe PhotographyHow 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 Loe PhotographyWhen Should Photographers Go From Side Hustle to Full-Time?
Brent Loe PhotographyHow 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

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or email me directly at dan@danmattia.com