The below client testimonials are all authentic and may be viewed live on my Upwork profile. The dates listed reflect the periods each contract lasted. Some were short, one-time projects; others were longer-term.

Dec 23, 2021 – Dec 28, 2021
“5 / 5 Stars! Excellent communication – timely, professional and accommodating. He is efficient and met my short deadline far in advance. His writing is exceptional and I’m very happy with the results. Fully recommend!”

Nov 17, 2021 – Dec 20, 2021
“Always a pleasure working with Matt! He always does a great job.”

Feb 11, 2021 – Dec 8, 2021
“Matt is a great ideas person, not just a writer or communications guy. He brings experience to the table that you know you can trust. Most importantly, he believes in the clients he chooses to work with, so you know that he gives you his best effort, attention, and ideas to make your message or project better than just the sum of the parts. I will hire him again!”

Aug 6, 2021 – Nov 26, 2021
“Good copywriter, easy to work with and high quality work. I recommend hiring Matt.”

Jun 22, 2021 – Nov 25, 2021
“Matt is fantastic! His writing is top-notch.”

Oct 13, 2021 – Nov 11, 2021
“Working with Matt is always a great experience. He takes the time to understand our goals and delivers excellent work. This makes for a simple, stress-free experience. We look forward to working with Matt again in the future!”

Jul 6, 2021 – Oct 6, 2021
“Matt is very good in his craft. I hired him to write web copy content for a new website. After talking with Matt I knew he was the person for the project. He did such a awesome job that I hired him for several other projects. Matt is professional, easy to communicate with and quick with completing projects.”

Jul 14, 2021 – Sep 27, 2021
“Working with Matt has been a real pleasure, and I plan to continue to rehire him many times in the future. He does excellent work, completes it earlier than expected, and is extremely responsive. Highly recommend”

Sep 16, 2021 – Sep 19, 2021
“Fantastic work! Communicative, thorough, and gave some great new ideas of how I can phrase my cover letters.”

Sep 15, 2021 – Sep 16, 2021
“Matt did an excellent job! He edited my personal statement and helped me shorten it by 25%. Now, it flows much better and my points are more concise. Also, he completed it with a <24 hour turn around. Absolutely amazing. 10/10 would recommend,”

Jan 23, 2021 – Sep 14, 2021
“Matt reviewed our work requirements carefully and turned in high-quality, SEO-optimized articles that helped boost our online presence!”

Aug 30, 2020 – Sep 1, 2021
“Matt was an excellent choice to help us with the copywriting of several different kinds of websites of mine. Everything from weddings to aloe! Very pleased with his work.”

Jun 30, 2021 – Jul 25, 2021
“Matt is the type of freelancer who consistently goes above and beyond expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together, and he has my highest recommendation!”

Mar 3, 2021 – Jul 25, 2021
“As always, I love working with Matt. Whenever I need a copywriter or a content writer, I go to him. His work is exceptional.”

Jul 2, 2021 – Jul 24, 2021
“Matt did an amazing job for us on our “Andy Warhol NFT” project! Matt is a master of communication and the written word. Oftentimes, the story is the most valuable piece of a project – Matt understands this and understands the complexities and requirements of “the story.” I highly recommend Matt as a candidate to interview for your project.”

Nov 26, 2020 – Jul 13, 2021
“No complaints! Very easy to work with”

Jul 8, 2021 – Jul 12, 2021
“Matt is fantastic. Responsive and very quick to understand project requirements. Additionally, Matt is able to anticipate project needs while still being incredibly efficient and mindful of project budgets. I strongly recommend Matt.”

Jun 20, 2021 – Jun 24, 2021
“Matt is friendly, easy to communicate with, and a very skilled and talented writer! He was able to complete the project in a timely manner and followed directions to my revision flawlessly. Would definitely work with him again and recommend him to anyone who is looking for a writer!”

Jun 18, 2021 – Jun 21, 2021
“Amazing copywriting at reasonable prices. I hired Matt to create some new headlines to try out with my Google ads and he really delivered. Not only did he provide quick attention to what was a pretty small project, he gave me great headlines that helped me get a huge bump in my CTR on my ads. Highly recommend his work and plan to use him more in the future!”

Jun 14, 2021 – Jun 21, 2021
“Fast great communication!”

Feb 21, 2021 – Jun 18, 2021
“If the world will needs a good copy writer, it has to be Matt! thank you!”

Jun 15, 2021
“Matt exceeded expectations with both his copywriting and his quickness to return a polished deliverable. We will definitely be reaching out to Matt for future projects! 5/5 Rating”

Feb 16, 2021 – Jun 12, 2021
“Matt is a star.”

Feb 20, 2021 – Jun 1, 2021
“Matt is fantastic to work. He’s eager to understand your objectives and make sure that he’s delivering against them. He works quickly, meets deadlines and is a great communicator. Highly recommend!”

May 25, 2021 – May 30, 2021
“Thank you for your thoughtfulness!”

May 12, 2021 – May 22, 2021
“Amazing human being! I’m really happy I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Cates (Matt)

Feb 4, 2021 – Mar 1, 2021
“Excellent and efficient writer.”

Dec 6, 2020 – Feb 22, 2021
“Matt was courteous and productive.”

Feb 11, 2021 – Feb 21, 2021
“Matt is a pleasure to work with! Responds quickly to messages and completes the work in a timely manner while going above and beyond what was asked for.”

Feb 2, 2021 – Feb 10, 2021
“This is the second time I have worked with Matt, he is a pleasure to work with and I am planning on working with him again!”

Jan 26, 2021
“Appreciate the quick turnaround! Great writing style and exactly what I was looking for with this project. Looking forward to working with Matt again in the near future.”

Dec 20, 2020 – Jan 24, 2021
“Very professional, and experienced writer.”

Dec 27, 2020 – Jan 20, 2021
“Matt was easy to work with and produced quality content quickly. What more could you ask for?”

Dec 20, 2020 – Jan 20, 2021
“Great as usual! Whenever I need a content writer, I reach out to Matt. Thanks Matt!”

Dec 8, 2020 – Dec 21, 2020
“Matt is exceptionally professional and experienced. He understands instructions quickly and apply his expertise beyond my expectations
I highly recommend”

Dec 9, 2020 – Dec 18, 2020
“Matt not only completed the job he was asked to do, help write a query letter and novel synopsis, but he also provided much needed guidance to novice writer. We have even been talking about future projects together, I highly recommend employing Matt!”

Nov 9, 2020 – Dec 14, 2020
“As always a great job! Thanks Matt!”

Dec 2, 2020 – Dec 10, 2020
“Matt is extremely talented and is very passionate about his work. We feel lucky to have connected with him and look forward to all of our future projects together! He asked the right questions, took the initiative to research our industry and was considerate about our budget. In addition, he responded very quickly and his turnaround time is lightning speed! Most importantly, the quality of his writing is outstanding. He took the time to get to know our brand and what we stand for – we truly appreciate the extra effort. Beyond 10/10 stellar service!!”

Nov 10, 2020 – Dec 10, 2020
“Matt was easy and great to work with. I learned a lot about content writing that I used at work. I’ll continue to use his tips in the future! He was very flexible with scheduling and made things easy to understand. He also had plenty of helpful suggestions and documented our discussions. I would definitely work with him again.”

Oct 25, 2020 – Dec 10, 2020
“Matt was a true pleasure to work with. Did a brilliant job, with very little direction and nailed it in no time. I highly recommend Matt if you a looking for a writer extraordinaire.”

Dec 3, 2020 – Dec 7, 2020
“Very professional! Highly recommended!”

Nov 19, 2020 – Nov 23, 2020
“Exceptional writer and very easy to work with. He completed the job very quickly and was a pleasure to work with. I’d definitely hire again!”

Nov 12, 2020 – Nov 18, 2020
“We had a one hour call to discuss writing fiction with Matt and it was very helpful and informative.”

Aug 6, 2020 – Nov 15, 2020
“Few have demonstrated such a great use of the English language as Matt has. I have hired over 15 writers in my life and worked for a newspaper for many years as well in a big publishing house (Thomson/Reuters) and Matt is everything one would want in a writer. Matt hears you and more importantly catches what you might not say and works to bring what you need (vs. want…. many can’t differentiate that in writing) to the surface and then puts his words behind it. Bravo! – once again! Thank you Matt!! Looking forward to the next time. Enough said?”

Oct 28, 2020 – Nov 10, 2020
“Fast turn around. Excellent quality. Required minimal editing. Highly recommend.”

Nov 6, 2020 – Nov 8, 2020
“Matt is exceptional, he is easy to communicate with and tries to understand the background of every job in order to execute it to perfection. Very professional!”

Oct 11, 2020 – Oct 15, 2020
“Matt was very creative and came up with so many ideas in a short amount of time! All of the other freelancers were offering 3-5 names for 4-5 hours of work. So glad I found Matt as he probably provided around 100 different names in a 3 hour period!! He listened to my ideas and his customer service was awesome!!”

Feb 12, 2020 – Oct 12, 2020
“I could not recommend Matt highly enough! He was extremely professional and paid very close attention to detail in the assignments to make sure he crafted them to perfection. His work product was excellent and he always met deadlines. Matt is a versatile writer and consummate professional.”

Jun 24, 2020 – Sep 24, 2020
“What I appreciate about Matt is the quality of work he delivers and how easy it was to work with him remotely. I highly recommend Matt was writing projects. Thanks Matt!”

Sep 17, 2020
“Super fast and quality delivery. Happy with the results and will be back.”

Jul 13, 2020 – Aug 25, 2020
“Matt was a pleasure to work with – very flexible and effificent!”

Oct 15, 2019 – Aug 2, 2020
“Another job completed satisfactorily. Matt is a first class content provider.”

Jun 29, 2020 – Jul 7, 2020
“Matt is always looking out for the client. He shapes and customizes the work to make sure that the core message is communicated. He’s great to work with. Period.”

May 6, 2020 – Jun 24, 2020
“Matt is a real pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him. He is a gifted and well disciplined writer who is also generous with his insight. I look forward to working with him again soon.”

Apr 9, 2020 – Jun 24, 2020
“Matt is a GREAT writer. On time. Communicates easily and well. Nothing but praise for him. Our previous contract just ended, and I’m immediately rehiring him for another contract. It’s not even going out to bid…..”

Jun 9, 2020 – Jun 17, 2020
“Matt was a pleasure to work with and offered some great ideas for our brand identity project. Highly recommended.”

Feb 2, 2020 – Jun 15, 2020
“Matt has an amazing writing style that made reviewing and publishing his work a no-hassle process. I would love to work with him again.”

Apr 16, 2020 – May 28, 2020
“Matt was a pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond by delivering more tagline concepts than expected. He was great at communicating and working with me to achieve the desired results. He really took the time to dive into the project and research the company in order to deliver quality work that we can move forward with. I would highly recommend Matt and will certainly hire him again for any similar future projects.”

Dec 22, 2019 – May 24, 2020
“Matt is excellent!”

Jan 2020 – May 2020
Matt was an excellent writer for Syndicate Media Group. He met his deadlines on time, fulfilled writing requirements, produced quality content, and rarely asked for extensions. He was a pleasure to work with!

Mar 2020 – Apr 2020
Matt is great. He is responsive and really listens to feedback and integrates the changes and suggestions. His writing is well thought out and researched. Great to work with!

Oct 2019 – Apr 2020
Matt, you are a real pleasure and I look forward to future opportunities with you.

Dec 2019 – Mar 2020
I would highly recommend Matt! He wrote 2 articles for our website blog and they were everything I had asked for. I didn’t see a single thing that needed changing or even a misplaced comma. I hope to work with him again.

Oct 2019 – Mar 2020
Matt is a pleasure to work with and always does an excellent job. He meets deadlines, asks good questions, and the final product is just what we’re looking for. We’ll work together again soon!

Jan 2020 – Mar 2020
Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with and his unique view as a government employee and potential user of our service was invaluable. He is a highly skilled copywriter and helped us improve our website copy exponentially. Not only is he extremely talented, he was also a pleasure to work with, delivering excellent work with a quick turnaround time. We definitely plan on working with Matt again in the future and would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to improve their website copy.

Nov 2019 – Jan 2020
Always on time and well done!

Dec 2019
Highly recommend! Great work product, quick return, and easy to work with and get a hold of! I’ll definitely be hiring him for more projects down the road. Thanks again, Matt!

Sep 2019 – Nov 2019
Matt is an excellent writer. My company has very high standards for the quality of writing we accept, and Matt met and exceeded them. He clearly cares about writing as a craft and about delivering on his promises. He did a great job following our many instructions, was a great communicator, and fulfilled his commitments and turned work in on time. We will be thrilled to continue to work with Matt!

Oct 2019 – Nov 2019
Matt delivered exactly what I needed in a timely matter. Not only was I impressed by his technical skills (sharp, SEO-driven marketing copy), Matt brought a deep knowledge of the subject matter that informed his content pieces.

Oct 2019 – Nov 2019
Matt is thoughtful and attuned to the customer. Always a step ahead in thinking about where you might want to go. Matt’s an excellent choice!

Oct 2019
Great communication and turned in work prior to the requested deadline. Previous work with USAF was a huge bonus. Would be happy to work with Matt again.

Aug 2019 – Oct 2019
Could not have wished for a better content writer for my website. I highly recommend Matt and will certainly use him again.

Aug 2019 – Oct 2019
I enjoyed working with Matt because he is a person who takes time to understand the work context and requirements. Matt doesn’t shy away from sharing his feedback/perspective (professionally) to help enhance the overall work.

Sep 2019
Thanks, Matt for your prompt and efficient work.

Jul 2019 – Sep 2019
Matt always does a great job for us and he meets his deadlines.

Aug 2019
Matt has been very reliable and provided the most number of options for the tagline project. He understood the scope and provided a variety for me to choose from.

Aug 2019
One of my go-to writers. Another job well done.

Aug 2019
Matt wrote two great articles for us. After a round of revisions, they were exactly what we had in mind. Would highly recommend for articles about fatherhood, or any topic that requires some research.

Aug 2019
Working with Matt is great! We always feel lucky to have him on a project.

Jul 2019
Matt drafted an engaging article with a ​perfect tone.

Jun 2019 – Jul 2019
Matt is a great freelancer and great writer! He’s talented, thoughtful, communicative, asks the right questions and delivers on schedule. We will definitely be using him again!

Jun 2019 – Jul 2019
I asked Matt for an honest proposal & site review. He delivered exactly what I asked for quickly. Pleasure to work with!

Jun 2019
Matt delivered a diverse list of suggestions for product names, after clearly establishing that he thoroughly understood the concept/product. Thanks again, Matt!

Jun 2019
Very knowledgeable, turned in a draft a week ahead of time, and our client was very happy with the essay. We will definitely work with Matt again!

Jun 2019
Thank you for completing this project with a quick turnaround.

May 2019 – Jun 2019
Matt was very timely and provided a solid work product.

Sep 2018 – Jun 2019
Matt has a great work ethic and is one of our best writers. He creates quality content and always hits deadlines. Highly recommended; I look forward to working with him again.

May 2019 – Jun 2019
Always great working with Matt!

May 2019
Matt did a great job. Was super easy to work with!

May 2019
Great work from Matt on a very tight timeline.

May 2019
Excellent service from start to finish. Ensured that I was satisfied and that he met all the requirements. Will definitely hire again.

Apr 2019
Highly recommended writer!

Nov 2018 – Dec 2018
It was great working with Matt. He’s a hard worker and meets deadlines. Thanks, Matt!

Nov 2018 – Dec 2018
Matt’s a steady, reliable hand. Trustworthy and courteous. If you’re looking for a writer you can trust with your dollars and cents,…he’s a great candidate.

Oct 2018 – Nov 2018
I had a very specific request for website copy that I needed and hired several freelancers to find the best fit for my project. Matt was the only one who seemed to have read my requirements in-depth and delivered exactly what I needed during the time he forecasted. I’m looking forward to continuing my work with Matt and so far highly recommend him as a writer.

May 2018 – Aug 2018
Matt has been nothing but a consummate professional since we hired him to write for G.I. Jobs. He was always easy to communicate, often completed work well before our set deadline, and consistently provided high-quality material. We look forward to continue working with Matt in the future.

May 2018 – Aug 2018
Very easy to work with, delivered everything on time and with high quality. Highly recommended!

Jun 2018 – Jul 2018
Matt is a thorough professional. He is extraordinarily helpful and thoughtful. I cannot recommend him enough.

Jun 2018
Mr. Cates has been a genuine pleasure to work with. He is a true professional at what he does. I would highly recommend him – and should I need further assistance with my GS job hunt, I will certainly return to him for his wisdom. Thank you, sir!

Jun 2018
This is the second time I work with Matt. He’s easy to work with and his work is very reliable and high quality. I’ll strongly recommend him.

May 2018 – Jun 2018
Excellent work. Will work with him again.

May 2018 – Jun 2018
This was easy work for a great writer like Matt. He over-did it, revised it and halved the content to suit my audience. Recommended!

Mar 2018 – May 2018
Matt’s the best freelancer we’ve hired through Upwork. His attention to detail and his ability to produce quality work with little instruction is top-notch. He’s met every deadline we’ve given him and it’s always with great, creative content.

May 2018
Highly recommended freelancer. I will be retaining Matts details for future work projects.

Feb 2018 – May 2018
Matt always produces excellent articles for me no matter the subject or deadline. He is great with words and will communicate effectively. Matt is so good that he has been writing for me for over a year at this point. If you want quality then this is your man.

Mar 2018
Thanks, Matt. Another great report!

Feb 2018
Great job done. Thank You!

Jan 2018 – Feb 2018
Matt was quick, on-time and delivered quality work. I had to coordinate communication between Matt (on Upwork) and my manager (not on Upwork) which was not ideal when it came to feedback time. Still, Matt made time to chat with us about the project and took feedback well. We had specific SEO requirements which he met accurately. Would hire Matt again.

Dec 2017 – Jan 2018
Great work as always!

Nov 2017 – Jan 2018
Awesome job as always!

Dec 2017 – Jan 2018
Matt did a great job!

Dec 2017
Matt does high quality work and we look forward to having him write for us again.. Thanks!

Nov 2017 – Dec 2017
Matt created a series of excellent articles for us that were informative and interesting to read. He was always ahead of schedule, and his work required little editing.
Dec 2017
Only great things to say about Matt, looking forward to his next articles with our company.. Thanks!

Dec 2017
Great experience and writer.. Thank you!

Nov 2017
Matt was fantastic to work with!

Nov 2017
I would highly recommend the freelancer! The work was completed in a matter of hours. High professionalism, great communication skills, high speed – this is what you can get if you hire Matt for a job.

Nov 2017
Matt again did a great job on writing our promotional emails. Highly recommended!

Oct 2017 – Nov 2017
Fantastic experience working with Matt — his work was high quality and he turned it around really quickly. Very pleased.

Oct 2017 – Nov 2017
Excellent work as always!

Oct 2017 – Nov 2017
Great to work with, very fast!!

Oct 2017
Matt was awesome to work with for this first trial article. He was fast to respond and produced a great article in a short amount of time.

Oct 2017
Clearly a professional!

Oct 2017
Professional, responsible, and patient, Matt gave me a lot of great ideas about my brand name. I found he is also a writer, maybe we will work more together because I want to write something about our products.

Oct 2017
Matt delivered very quickly with exceptional quality. Thank you and I am looking forward to working with you again.

Oct 2017
Matt is easy to work with and he’s very knowledgeable when it comes to writing. I highly recommend this gentleman. He’s a good man!

Oct 2017
Great work and extremely prompt in responding to queries.
Would definitely work with him again

Sep 2017 – Oct 2017
Matt was great. Good communication. Good experience. I would hire again.

Sep 2017 – Oct 2017
Good work – didn’t ultimately end up using one of Matt’s brand names, but, that was more due to Trademark constraints. His work helped spur our thinking to find the name.

Sep 2017
Matt is a real professional who came with a very creative name for our brand! Very easy to communicate and just simply great personality!
10 out of 10!

Sep 2017
Matt is a PRO! Highly recommend him for your next project!

Jul 2017
Matt is a great writer and adapted his style well to our audience.

Jul 2017
Great work all around! Will work with Matt again!

May 2017 – Jun 2017
Matt and his team tackled this large project without a problem. All of their work is always impeccable and I never have to worry about them meeting deadlines. I could not be happier with the content I receive from them. Awesome work, highly recommended.

Apr 2017 – May 2017
Great article. Thank you both for all of your hard work. If you need the best then hire Matt!

Apr 2017 – May 2017
Awesome articles. Thank you!

Apr 2017 – May 2017
Excellent work as always! Thank you!

Apr 2017 – May 2017
Great work as always!

Apr 2017 – May 2017
Happy and grateful with the work. He is highly professional

Apr 2017 – May 2017
Excellent work as always!

Apr 2017
I really like working with someone who keeps the lines of communication open, providing updates/feedback when needed. Thanks, Matt and Busra. Till the next job contract.

Apr 2017
Awesome work as always. Thank you!

Apr 2017
Amazing work as always! This article was about a very technical subject but reads easily and is spot on. I am always impressed with his work, communication skills and ability to do in-depth
Apr 2017
Matt is a talented writer that is dependable, fast, and easy to work with.

Mar 2017 – Apr 2017
Matt is a dedicated and tireless worker. He does his work quickly and thoroughly. He is honest about what he thinks he can do and what he does not feel comfortable about attempting. So you won’t get sloppy results from Matt!

Mar 2017 – Apr 2017
Matt does excellent work, my expectations were exceeded. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and has excellent research skills. If you need a dependable this is your man.

Mar 2017
Matt is reliable to finish his job on time. His skill is strong and he is friendly. I’m weak with my English vocabulary, so I’m not able to describe more of his strength, but he is good

Feb 2017
Brilliant Work! Matt is easy to communicate with, and he knows how to write a fantastic slogan!!! RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE!

Feb 2017
Matt, he is one of the best freelancers I know. Thanks friend!

Jan 2017 – Feb 2017
Matt was very quick, efficient, and thorough in compiling the information I requested. He knew how to communicate well to make sure the report met the desired end product content without a minimal of wasted effort. I highly recommend him for this type of work.

Dec 2016

Dec 2016
Great job!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 2016
Once again, job expertly done by a real expert and master in his niche. Would love to hire

Jul 2016 – Aug 2016
amazing guy, super fast turnaround, deep knowledge on required job, would love to hire him as many times as possible, highly recommended!

Feb 2016 – Jul 2016
Matt is a hard-working writer with solid research skills and always amenable to revision requests. A good writer all around, and highly recommended.

Jun 2016
Excellent work, completed very promptly. Would definitely hire again.

Jun 2016
Good clear content with a sense of humor.

Jun 2016
Made a Q&A for our chatbot software so it can learn topics. These were tax law documents and we needed someone with skills. Matthew took on this job and did an excellent job, which exceeded all expectations. Would not think of someone else unless Matthew is busy!

May 2016 – Jun 2016
Matthew provided a great article. I am definitely going to keep working with him!

Jan 2016 – Mar 2016
This was a truly excellent piece of work. This contractor is professional, diligent, creative, and takes great pride in his work. For example, for this particular contract (which contained some difficult requirements), he took the initiative to have his work quality checked by a third party before submitting, which resulted in a superior final product. Great all round!

Jan 2016 – Feb 2016
Couldn’t be happier with Matthew. Before the job was ever awarded he began working on a draft so that by the time I awarded him the job, a draft was immediately sent to me. Very impressive. He was very quick to respond and optimistic about any changes that needed to be made. Highly recommend.

Jan 2016
Fast delivery and high quality. Nothing more you can ask for.

Jan 2016
Matt Cates is a very talented writer, and promptly delivered some awesome content for curiverse.com!

Jan 2016
Thank you for your fantastic job! We will be happy to work with you again!

Dec 2015 – Jan 2016
Great job, great communication. Am already reaching out to Matthew to see how we can work together again!

Sep 2015
Matthew is a very talented writer; I highly recommend you hire this man.

Sep 2015
Matthew did an absolutely incredible job! He is a very imaginative, talented writer, and I would not hesitate to hire him again. In fact, I hope to work with him many times in the near future!

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