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HEY THERE! I'M MATT.

For every project — big or small — I provide the same professional level of thoroughness, consistency, and finesse.

I'm an ENnie award-winning editor, writer, and game designer hailing from the Pacific Northwest. My credits include work with Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Flight Games, Green Ronin, Chaosium, and Microsoft Studios, among others. In addition to those larger publishers, I've partnered with dozens of small, independent, and solo creators to develop their projects.

 
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WATERDEEP: DUNGEON OF THE MAD MAGE

Roleplaying Game | Wizards of the Coast | 2018

As an editor and proofreader on this multi-level mega-dungeon adventure supplement for the world's oldest fantasy roleplaying game, I scoured the text for quality and cohesion, in addition to lending a designer's eye on encounters, traps, and other mechanical elements crafted by Wizards' design team.

ARKHAM HORROR: THIRD EDITION

Board Game | Fantasy Flight Games | 2018

Arkham Horror: a classic name in board games. I had the privilege of serving as an editor and proofreader on the third edition of the game, working on the rulebook, card assets, and scenarios to ensure quality and consistency in the new, streamlined rules.

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IRONSWORN: DELVE

Roleplaying Game | Shawn Tomkin | 2020

As a supplement to the ENnie-winning Ironsworn roleplaying game, Delve adds a bounty of rules and options for exploring perilous sites within the flexible, cooperative framework of the core game. In addition to editing duties, I contributed to the product as a co-writer and developer. Delve took home the Silver ENnie for Best Supplement at the 2020 ENnie awards.

A DEAD MAN'S GUIDE TO DRAGONGRIN

Roleplaying Game | Absolute Tabletop | 2020

The largest and most ambitious Absolute Tabletop project to date, A Dead Man's Guide serves as a campaign setting guide, adventure-building toolkit, and source for player options and GM tools. As a writer, designer, editor, and layout artist for the 450-page tome, I spent years on the project.

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"Working with Matt has been a true pleasure! He has always been punctual, professional, and agreeable. His work is top notch and more than once he got us our files days ahead of schedule."

Cody Pondsmith
General Manager, R. Talsorian Games

PROOFREADING

$0.05 per word

Finesse and finalize your copy with basic but thorough editing focused on spelling, grammar, syntax, style, and overall readability.

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

$0.10 per word

Further your concepts and ideas into realized text with in-depth, hands-on editing and creative development.

CREATIVE CONSULTING

$45 per hour

Let’s chat about your big-picture ideas and develop your game, stream, or other creative work.

All rates are approximate and negotiable, dependent on the nature, scope, and timeline of the project.

 

I discovered RPGs at 12 and made them my job in my 30s. After earning my degree in English from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, I delved into the perilous realm of freelancing, cutting my teeth on board game expansions with Fantasy Flight Games.


While contracting in the narrative design division of Microsoft Studios, I worked on launch titles for the Xbox One console. In 2015, I co-founded indie RPG outfit Absolute Tabletop, for which I serve as managing editor. I've developed, written, and edited more than 20 published products with them since. In 2017, I made tabletop games my full-time job, earning credits with Wizards of the Coast, Chaosium, Green Ronin, Onyx Path Publishing, Cubicle 7, and R. Talsorian Games, among others.

In 2020, I earned a Silver ENnie for my writing and editing work. I continue to work with a wide array of publishers and independent developers, helping hone copy and create concise and coherent mechanics for games of all varieties.

In my free time, I play video games, build models and minis, and stream RPG content. I currently dwell in Tacoma, WA with my wife, daughter, rescue pit bull, two needy cats, and a towering backlog of mecha model kits.

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MORE OF MY WORK

Harbinger
Hexpedition: Jaws of the King
Modern AGE: Threefold
Tainted Grail (PC)
Tainted Grail: Age of Legends
Tainted Grail
Stone Rift
Berlin: The Wicked City
Ryse: Son of Rome
Adventure Kit: Oath of the Frozen King
The Mecha Hack
Mansions of Madness
Malleus Monstrorum
Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage
Mutants & Masterminds 2E
Fantasy AGE: Lairs
Ironsworn: Lodestar
Tainted Grail: The Last Knight
Adventure Kit: Shadows Over Driftchapel
Ironsworn: Delve
Descent: Journeys in the Dark
A Dead Man's Guide to Dragongrin
Modern AGE: Burning Brighter
Crimson Dragon
Arkham Horror 3E