Matt’s Full Bio

Matt Cates

Content Writer, Copywriter, Brand Consultant


Hi, I’m Matt Cates, a Top Rated Plus content and copywriter with 280+ completed Upwork projects listed on my general profile. 

I write quickly, do thorough research, and turn in high-quality, SEO-friendly work tailored to your needs and budget. 

Services I can offer you: 

— Website copywriting 

— Inbound marketing content (articles, blogs)

— Lead magnets

— Branding solutions (brand names, taglines, slogans)

I can write authoritatively in virtually any niche and have collaborated with dozens of well-known companies around the world. 

As a retired Air Force administrator, I’m proficient at taking complex (or even dull) topics and turning them into content that’s compelling and easy to follow. My degrees in History and Creative Writing enable me to be thorough and objective, but also engaging and persuasive. 

My experience allows me to work faster than much of the competition here. That means I’m often more affordable, even if they list a lower hourly rate. Also, I’m happy to offer fixed prices based on a per-word rate (for content writing only), if you prefer. 

I am 100% committed to client satisfaction, as I hope my Job Success Score demonstrates. I invite you to review the hundreds of customer reviews on my profile and ask any questions you’d like!


— Oregon State University (including admin role at the Office of the President)

— U.S. Air Force (including superintendent role at HQ USAF, Pentagon, and a courtesy faculty role at Oregon State University’s AFROTC program)

— Universities (dot) com, Gladeo, Cambly, Chegg, Monster Education, Method Learning, and Pearl Tutoring software (popular education & career sites)

— China Light & Power (member of the Global Dow)

— Rally Rd., a collectibles investment app worth millions 

— Forbes (see link in work samples)

— G.I. Jobs (vertical of VIQTORY Media; ~22 million military & Veteran readers)

— Indeed (highest-traffic job website in the US)


— 5 years as a digital content creator and copywriter 

— Ad hoc creative director for a pre-launch veteran apparel company 

— Oregon State University’s College of Engineering (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Office of the President (as an admin assistant, 2018-2019)

— 21 years as a highly decorated Air Force Knowledge Operations Manager, 1994-2015 (retired 2015), including assignments at:

— Headquarters USAF/A2 (ISR), Pentagon (as an admin and superintendent, 2013-2015)

— Oregon State University’s Dept of Aerospace Studies (courtesy faculty providing career mentorship to students, 2009-2013)

— Washington State, Hawaii, Turkey, England, Guam, South Dakota, and deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq


— MFA, Creative Writing (3.84 GPA)

— Bachelor of Science, History

— CELTA – Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, via the University of Cambridge and International Training Institute (Istanbul)

— Non-Commissioned Officer Academy & Senior NCOA DL Course 14  


Blue Air, BuildMAX, Cambly, Chegg, China Light & Power, Coats Agri-Aloe, Crystal Cloud 9, Degree Prospects, D’Vine Grace Vineyards, HYPO by Eirtree, Everbeam, G.I.Jobs, Gladeo, Gulf Breeze Recovery, Herbaly, Indeed, Ivy League Prep Academy, Jerrick Media, Method Test Prep, Monster Education, Navitent, Professional Development Courses (University of La Verne), Rally Rd., Romeo Echo Real Estate, Senseon, Spirit Unto Spirit, Stand Ready, Syndicate Media, Timely Testing, TSP Pilot, Universities (dot) com, Work Social, and more! Other work includes ghostwriting a popular English learning book and developmental editing for a bestselling children’s book.

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