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Matthew Rott

Matthew Rott - Editor

Tofol, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia

Detailed, fastidious native US editor/writer specializing in manuscript enhancement while respecting and preserving your unique voice.

Overview

I'm a native US English speaker now residing in the Federated States of Micronesia, but traveling full-time as an adventure/travel journalist and editor-for-hire. I have edited thousands of manuscripts for hundreds of publishers, authors, students, and businesspeople; am a top-rated editor/writer on numerous freelancing websites; regularly contribute to dozens of US and international publications; and serve as senior writer for the world's second largest surf/travel/lifestyle website, where my work has been read by more than 1.5 million people in the past 18 months. Regardless of your project's scope and focus, I can elevate it to the highest level through my detailed, dedicated, fastidious approach, while respecting and preserving your unique voice as an author.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Science Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Sports & outdoor recreation Travel

Certifications

  • BA in International Relations from La Sierra University, Cum Laude
  • Federated States of Micronesia Teacher's Credential

Work experience

Senior Writer

Magicseaweed Online Magazine

June, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

As senior writer at the world's second largest online surf/travel/lifestyle magazine, my work has been read by over 1.5 million people.

Contract Editor

The Supercopyeditor

October, 2013 – Present (about 3 years)

The Supercopyeditor is one of New York's leading online editing firms.

House Editor

Untreed Reads

March, 2012 – December, 2015 (almost 4 years)

Edited and proofread hundreds of manuscripts.

House Editor/Content Shaper

Steve Scott Site

March, 2012 – Present (almost 5 years)

Steve Scott is a bestselling Amazon author, blogger, and podcast host.

Contributing Author

Various travel/adventure publications

September, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

I contribute regularly to dozens of the world's leading travel/adventure magazines and quarterlies.

Chief Content Creator

Brand EQ

June, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

Create and edit content for marketing firm, as well as firm CEO Nadine Spencer.

Top-Rated Editor/Proofreader/Writer

Upwork (previously Elance)

June, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

Upwork is the world's largest and most successful freelance website.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less

S.J. Scott

DISCOVER:: How to Add DOZENS of Positive Changes to Your Daily Routine Want to improve your life, but don't have enough time? Right now you could easily think of a dozen ways to instantly improve your life. Odds are, these ideas will only take a few minutes apiece to complete. The problem? You might feel like there's not enough time to do all of them. One solution can be found using the power ... read more

DISCOVER:: How to Add DOZENS of Positive Changes to Your Daily Routine Want to improve your life, but don't have enough time? Right now you could easily think of a dozen ways to instantly improve your life. Odds are, these ideas will only take a few minutes apiece to complete. The problem? You might feel like there's not enough time to do all of them. One solution can be found using the power ... read more

Resolutions That Stick! How 12 Habits Can Transform Your New Year

S.J. Scott

DISCOVER:: How to Make New Year's Resolutions That Actually Stick! Tell me if this sounds familiar: "The Ball" is about to drop on New Year's Eve. 2016 promises a brand new year, full of potential and infinite possibilities. So you make a list of the ways that this year will be different. Then what happens? Usually by late January you've already given up on your goals and moved on to something... read more

DISCOVER:: How to Make New Year's Resolutions That Actually Stick! Tell me if this sounds familiar: "The Ball" is about to drop on New Year's Eve. 2016 promises a brand new year, full of potential and infinite possibilities. So you make a list of the ways that this year will be different. Then what happens? Usually by late January you've already given up on your goals and moved on to something... read more

Level Up Your Day: How to Maximize the 6 Essential Areas of Your Daily Routine

S.J. Scott, Rebecca Livermore

Get the life of purpose and productivity you've always dreamed of! Despite your best efforts, your life is filled with chaos, overwhelm, and exhaustion. You yearn for purpose-filled living, productivity, and time to enjoy the little things. It seems impossible, but bestselling author S.J. Scott is here to show you how to find your ideal work-life balance with a powerful daily routine. There's ... read more

Get the life of purpose and productivity you've always dreamed of! Despite your best efforts, your life is filled with chaos, overwhelm, and exhaustion. You yearn for purpose-filled living, productivity, and time to enjoy the little things. It seems impossible, but bestselling author S.J. Scott is here to show you how to find your ideal work-life balance with a powerful daily routine. There's ... read more

23 Anti-Procrastination Habits: How to Stop Being Lazy and Overcome Your Procrastination (Productive Habits Book 1)

S.J. Scott

LEARN:: How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Help for Your Lazy Habits Do you struggle with completing projects or specific tasks? We'd all like to get things done and become more productive. But what often happens is we put off important tasks and let them slip through the cracks. The end result? We get overwhelmed by the amount of things to do. In other words, "procrastination" causes you to ... read more

LEARN:: How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Help for Your Lazy Habits Do you struggle with completing projects or specific tasks? We'd all like to get things done and become more productive. But what often happens is we put off important tasks and let them slip through the cracks. The end result? We get overwhelmed by the amount of things to do. In other words, "procrastination" causes you to ... read more

To-Do List Makeover: A Simple Guide to Getting the Important Things Done (Productive Habits Book 2)

S.J. Scott

LEARN:: Why Most People FAIL At Getting Things Done Are you creating to-do lists that never get to-done? It's easy to start each workday with a lengthy list of tasks. Then something unexpected comes up. Next thing you know, the day is almost over. You work hard at a frantic pace, but you end up feeling frustrated because there's not enough time to do everything. We all write lists with the hop... read more

LEARN:: Why Most People FAIL At Getting Things Done Are you creating to-do lists that never get to-done? It's easy to start each workday with a lengthy list of tasks. Then something unexpected comes up. Next thing you know, the day is almost over. You work hard at a frantic pace, but you end up feeling frustrated because there's not enough time to do everything. We all write lists with the hop... read more

10,000 Steps Blueprint - The Daily Walking Habit for Healthy Weight Loss and Lifelong Fitness

S.J. Scott

LEARN:: How to Walk 10,000 Steps Daily and Experience Healthy Weight Loss Are you tired of fad diets and exercise plans? Many people want a program that fits into a normal lifestyle, but don't know what's right for them. Unfortunately most programs ask you to do one of two things: 1) Follow a restrictive diet that can't be maintained 2) Complete a "bootcamp" course that requires HOURS of your ... read more

LEARN:: How to Walk 10,000 Steps Daily and Experience Healthy Weight Loss Are you tired of fad diets and exercise plans? Many people want a program that fits into a normal lifestyle, but don't know what's right for them. Unfortunately most programs ask you to do one of two things: 1) Follow a restrictive diet that can't be maintained 2) Complete a "bootcamp" course that requires HOURS of your ... read more

How to Find a Profitable Blog Topic Idea (Better Blog Booklets)

Steve Scott

DISCOVER a Step-by-Step Blueprint for Locating that Perfect, Profitable Blog Niche Booklet Length: 6720 Words Imagine wasting months - even years - on a business that was doomed to fail from the start. That's what happens to many bloggers. They work hard and create great content, but there's no way their blog will succeed. Why? Because they failed to research their blog topic ahead of time. In... read more

DISCOVER a Step-by-Step Blueprint for Locating that Perfect, Profitable Blog Niche Booklet Length: 6720 Words Imagine wasting months - even years - on a business that was doomed to fail from the start. That's what happens to many bloggers. They work hard and create great content, but there's no way their blog will succeed. Why? Because they failed to research their blog topic ahead of time. In... read more

Outsourcing Mastery: How to Build a Thriving Internet Business with an Army of Freelancers

Steve Scott

ATTENTION:: Kindle Publishers, Affiliate Marketers, Bloggers and Information Marketers Struggling to keep up with your Internet Business? Wish you had more hours in the day? Feeling overwhelmed from your to-do list? Don't know how to "complete" certain tasks? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then outsourcing might be the solution for you. Successful Internet entrepreneurs under... read more

ATTENTION:: Kindle Publishers, Affiliate Marketers, Bloggers and Information Marketers Struggling to keep up with your Internet Business? Wish you had more hours in the day? Feeling overwhelmed from your to-do list? Don't know how to "complete" certain tasks? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then outsourcing might be the solution for you. Successful Internet entrepreneurs under... read more

Is $.99 the New Free? The Truth About Launching and Pricing Your Kindle Books

Steve Scott

Booklet Length 8,515 Words ATTENTION:: Established Kindle Publishers and Authors About to Launch Their First Book Do you wonder ANY of the following: Is it better to launch a book for free or $.99? Is there still a benefit to the KDP Select program? When should I move my books to another platform? How do I increase lagging sales? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it's importa... read more

Booklet Length 8,515 Words ATTENTION:: Established Kindle Publishers and Authors About to Launch Their First Book Do you wonder ANY of the following: Is it better to launch a book for free or $.99? Is there still a benefit to the KDP Select program? When should I move my books to another platform? How do I increase lagging sales? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it's importa... read more

61 Ways to Sell More Nonfiction Kindle Books

Steve Scott

Want to Sell More Nonfiction Kindle Books? What's the secret to success with Amazon's Kindle publishing? It all starts with having a "system" for selling more books. As you probably know, it's getting harder and harder to compete in the Kindle marketplace. That's why you need a proven plan for increasing your daily sales volume. In "61 Ways to Sell More Nonfiction Kindle Books" you'll learn wh... read more

Want to Sell More Nonfiction Kindle Books? What's the secret to success with Amazon's Kindle publishing? It all starts with having a "system" for selling more books. As you probably know, it's getting harder and harder to compete in the Kindle marketplace. That's why you need a proven plan for increasing your daily sales volume. In "61 Ways to Sell More Nonfiction Kindle Books" you'll learn wh... read more

How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers (Better Blog Booklets Book 1)

Steve Scott

REVEALED: How to Write "A-List" Blog Posts and Build an Audience of Raving Fans Booklet Length: 7596 Words What's the secret to blogging success? It all starts with the content you create. You see, it's impossible to build a profitable blog if you're NOT providing value to visitors. In "How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers" you'll get a simple system for writing blog posts that re... read more

REVEALED: How to Write "A-List" Blog Posts and Build an Audience of Raving Fans Booklet Length: 7596 Words What's the secret to blogging success? It all starts with the content you create. You see, it's impossible to build a profitable blog if you're NOT providing value to visitors. In "How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers" you'll get a simple system for writing blog posts that re... read more

The Backyard Play Revolution: How to Engage Kids in Simple, Inexpensive Outdoor Play and Increase Child Health and Motor/Sensory Development

Jason Runkel Sperling

In this eye opening, easy-to-follow, action-oriented book, Jason Runkel Sperling explains how to use screen-free, unstructured outdoor play and toys to increase early-age child learning opportunities and improve happiness for the whole family. You’ll learn: • How to encourage your child to enjoy active, outdoor, screen-free play • How to foster unstructured, child-led playtime • The secret to ... read more

In this eye opening, easy-to-follow, action-oriented book, Jason Runkel Sperling explains how to use screen-free, unstructured outdoor play and toys to increase early-age child learning opportunities and improve happiness for the whole family. You’ll learn: • How to encourage your child to enjoy active, outdoor, screen-free play • How to foster unstructured, child-led playtime • The secret to ... read more

Mud Kitchen in a Day: How to quickly get your kids outside, playing in the dirt, & enjoying creative play.

Jason Runkel Sperling

Looking for that perfect summer distraction to get the kids out into the backyard? Learn how to set up a simple and inexpensive children’s mud kitchen in a day, allowing your children or grandchildren endless hours of plain and dirty backyard fun. Follow one father’s entertaining and informative attempt to get his children outside, offline, and into the mud. Author Jason Runkel Sperling takes ... read more

Looking for that perfect summer distraction to get the kids out into the backyard? Learn how to set up a simple and inexpensive children’s mud kitchen in a day, allowing your children or grandchildren endless hours of plain and dirty backyard fun. Follow one father’s entertaining and informative attempt to get his children outside, offline, and into the mud. Author Jason Runkel Sperling takes ... read more

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