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  Matthew Rudy
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Experienced staff writer, editor and columnist with advanced business training. I've written about everything from cars to steroids to drones for some of the largest sports magazines in the world. Elite ghostwriter with 18 published books and more than 30 magazine cover stories for professional athletes, coaches and business leaders.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 18 Years
Editor 18 Years
Writer 22 Years
Specialty
Automotive 6 Years
Business (general) 10 Years
Sports & Recreation 22 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
22 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
GolfDigest.com (columnist/blogger) (11+), Random House (1-2), Conde Nast Entertainment (1-2)
Other Work History
Golf Digest (1999-present)
Digest (front of book) Editor (1999-2001)
Travel Writer (2002)
Instruction Editor (2003-2005)
Senior Writer, Columnist (2005-present)
Reporter, Sports Illustrated (1995-1998)
Author or ghostwriter of 18 sports, business and self-help books
Computer Skills
InCopy
InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Acrobat
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
WordPress CMS
Movable Type CMS
HTML
Technical Skills
Ghostwriting
Creative writing
Technical writing
Project management
Editing
Creative development
Photo/video direction and editing
Video scripting
Equipment
Apple iMac
Apple MacBook Pro
Zoom H4N digital microphone/recorder
Final Cut Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Audacity
iBooks Author
References
Portfolio and references at www.matthewrudy.net
Awards
Multiple Golf Writers Association of America annual writing awards
Other
MBA, Fairfield University (2007)
B.A. Journalism, Michigan State University (1994)
Extensive national radio and television interview experience on Neil Cavuto (Fox News), Brian Williams (MSNBC), Morning Drive (Golf Channel), Hank Haney Project (Golf Channel), Hank Haney Golf Radio (SiriusXM), ESPN Radio and Fox Sports Radio
Guest lecturer, Fordham University and Fairfield University
Experienced keynote speaker at charity and high-impact advertiser functions
1,100+ Twitter followers (@RudyWriter)
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Golf Digest, 6/1/2014)
An examination of how consumer drones are being used within the golf world.
(Golf Digest, 1/1/2010)
One of a monthly series of "Long Drives" auto review columns for Golf Digest. The column ran for more than five years, from 2008-2013.
(Golf Digest, 10/1/2007)
An award-winning investigative piece on the new phenomenon of steroid use by professional golfers. Notable for hall-of-fame golfer Gary Player's comments on his belief that current stars were using performance-enhancing drugs--the first comments of their kind in the sport.