About Me

mj-at-deskAs much as writers tend to dislike talking about themselves, this talk is necessary in the field of freelance writing. So I will tell you a bit about myself here, and then please browse the writing samples you can find on this site. I would prefer to let my writing speak for me anyway. [If at any point you decide to CONTACT ME for potential work, please do!]

I love writing. I have loved the act and art of writing since at least the 8th grade, if not earlier. I knew back then that my ideal was to grow up and write for my living. And now, thanks to some wonderful and unexpected turns, I get do to more writing than I have ever been able to do on a daily basis. I write articles and blog posts and content (web and print) for my day job; I write and deliver lectures; I write creative fiction and non-fiction in my free time. I have to consider myself quite lucky that I get to do what I love.

I bring this love for the written word, combined with my experience, education, and voracity for learning, into every writing project I approach. If you are interested in having me work on a project for you or your company, please use the contact form and we can discuss the details. I am eager for work, love variety, and am easy to work with.

And now, a bit more about myself…

Education
2006 Master of Divinity (3.93/4.0 GPA), St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA
2001-2002 Master level work in Education (toward an M.A.T.), Belhaven College, Jackson, MS
2000 Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude (3.62/4.0 GPA), minor in German, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

Other General Bits of Information
fiance (of an amazing woman)
father (to 5 wonderful kids and now 2 step-kids that I love dearly)
writer (poetry, novel, blog, flash fiction, essay, play, articles, papers, anything!)
vice president, client relations (thinkWEBSTORE)
contributing editor (P2 Publishers)
perpetual student
human (trying to contribute the best I can)
reader, learner, believer, questioner

Finally, if you are so inclined, you can read a short blog post I did a while ago – ‘what kind of writing do i do?‘ Otherwise, feel free to browse around and read the samples I’ve put up on this site. I hope to hear from you soon!

Matthew Jackson