It’s always a privilege to be a trusted part of another writer’s creative process; to help nurture their talent. When they turn around afterwards and take the time to write such eloquent and considered testimonials it’s nothing short of mind-blowing.
“…his exceptional editorial skills are evident not only in the feedback he’ll give you on your story, but also in the quality of fiction he writes himself…”
“I’ve worked with Matt on both sides of the fence – with him as a critique partner in workshops as part of creative writing class, and as an editor accepting his story for publication. Having had this dual experience with Matt, I can say that his exceptional editorial skills are evident not only in the feedback he’ll give you on your story (which will show you your strengths and weaknesses, and fine tune technical issues like grammatical errors and passive voice), but also in the quality of fiction he writes himself. Aside from his technical abilities and gift with the written word, Matt’s also a gracious, engaging man, which goes a long way in this world.”
– Jessica O’Neill, Fiction Editor, Travel & Food Blogger, Columnist at LitReactor
“I’ve worked with Matt on fiction for more than a year now. As a writer, he’s ever-eager to embrace the essence of moving forward in his craft. I’ve watched him take a story and gut it, rework it over and over, and mold it into a thing of beauty and resonance. As a generous and positive member of the classroom, Matt engages with his fellow students in the best way. He shows courage and leadership, and offers a depth of spirit to the process.”
– Suzy Vitello, Author of ‘The Moment Before’ and ‘The Empress Chronicles’
“…I learned more in a week of working with Matt than in years of writing on my own.”
“Matt walked me through the editing process with tireless humor and encouragement…”