Founding director & senior editor
Matt has been working with words for over a decade. Since founding WordZebra and Zebrablogs (formerly Pixifish Writing) with Anna in 2009, he has written and edited everything from website copy to animation scripts. Matt and his team of writers have ghost written and edited hundreds of blogs, read by hundreds of thousands of people. These blogs have been published on clients’ websites, and also on forums including Mashable and CrowdLeaders.
As well as helping other people write blogs, Matt is a writer and blogger
himself. In 2008 the New Zealand Herald published his dispatches from
the Mongol Rally. Following its success, the same newspaper published
his Kiwi Abroad series of blogs in 2009 and 2010. Both were nominated
for the Qantas Media Awards. Longman Educational Books in Hong Kong
also published excerpts from the series. Four of his travel stories were
published in the book Jandal Prints on the Globe, in 2008.
Before becoming a professional writer, Matt’s skill with words and attention
to detail were honed in service of a higher, if more tedious authority: the
law. As a lawyer, Matt drafted contracts for Goldman Sachs in London. As
he left in 2007, he was in no way responsible for the global financial crisis
(despite what his friends may tell you).