Matthew Patin


Matthew Patin is an editor and writer with a decade of experience working with independent authors, small presses, and New York publishing houses. He’s edited novelists, cognitive scientists, photographers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and business and marketing pros and has worked extensively with first-time and self-published authors. Previously, as the editorial director of an entrepreneurship program, Matthew worked closely with a faculty of successful entrepreneurs to outline, write, and edit over half a million words’ worth of content on leadership, personal development, sales and marketing, and operations.


  • Adult fiction, thrillers, sci-fi, and fantasy, LGBTQ fiction, general nonfiction, education, entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, personal development.


  • Developmental editing, content editing, copyediting, proofreading, coaching, manuscript critiques.

“Thanks for all your hard work, and for trying to make my stories a better experience for the reader.” 

-Mark Barnes, author

“Your gifts are truly unique. I especially value the thorough way you can work a creative process . . . [and] your ability to do what many creative people can’t—put on your hard hat, roll up your sleeves, and deliver on time with consistent excellence.”

 -Ted Beasley, entrepreneur and leadership coach

“I just wanted to thank you for your terrific work on these titles! Your review was thorough, your comments thoughtful and professional, and your fixes excellent. It was a pleasure reviewing your work on these manuscripts, and I really look forward to working with you again.” 

-Leah Jenness, managing editor 

“I’ve learned a lot about editing and writing from this and really appreciate everything you’ve done. . . . I am getting very excited at how close this is and how far it’s come. . . . [You’ve] brought a polish to the ideas I have [been able to] see and feel in my head, but haven’t been able to get until now.”

 -James Boileau, author

“Thanks for doing such a great job on this! I appreciate especially your careful attention to making this a better read.” 

-Lelia Mander, production editor