Matt Alderton is a freelance writer, editor and reporter who specializes in narrative journalism, branded content and feature writing. He is a subject-matter expert in business, association management, media and marketing, and — in addition to those subjects — writes frequently about architecture, food, travel, technology and politics.
When he's not writing feature articles for magazines and websites, Matt's plugging away on press releases and copywriting projects. You name it, he writes it. What's more, he writes it well and on time. In fact, Matt delivers the best words for the best value.
Matt's a capable, creative journalist who's able to expertly navigate both traditional and new media landscapes. He tackles everything from in-depth magazine features, informative newspaper articles and publicity-laden press releases to corporate blogs, brochures and business letters with equal enthusiasm and success.
Communication is Matt's currency; want to help him spend it?
Content Editor (online)
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
Marketing (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Northstar Travel Media (10+), Guerrero Howe Custom Media (10+), Imagination Publishing (10+), GLC Custom Media (6-10), Stamats Communications (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Association Forum of Chicagoland (10+), Western Union (10+), Wells Fargo Bank (6-10), Chick-fil-A (6-10), Project Management Institute (6-10), U.S. Bank (3-5), U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (3-5), National Federation of Independent Business (3-5), North American Wholesale Lumber Association (3-5), Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (3-5), Chicago Dental Society (3-5), Institute of Food Technologists (3-5), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (3-5), International Association of Chiefs of Police (1-2), Commercial Law League of America (1-2), Northern Trust Bank (1-2)
Other Work History
Before starting my own full-time freelance writing business, I was a managing editor with the Word of Mouth Marketing Association, where I managed newsletters, marketing communications, press releases and public policy on behalf of members in the word of mouth marketing industry. At WOMMA, I developed a keen knowledge of emerging media, including blogs, social networks and online communities.
Before WOMMA, I worked for Imagination Publishing — which continues to be a large client of mine — as an editor and associate publisher, managing branded magazines, newsletters and websites for Fortune 500 clients such as KeyBank, Sam's Club, MasterCard and Yahoo! I specialized in small business content, as well as food and parenting.
Prior to joining Imagination, I worked as a staff writer for foodservice and parenting-themed publications.
Blogs, social media, photo editing
Foreign Language Skills
HTML, Windows, Max OS X, Microsoft Office, Textile, Quark, Photoshop, Wordpress
Laptop, scanner, digital camera, digital voice recorder, image editing software
Work Permits & Visas
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association