October 17, 2015

Matt Mathavorn

Matt Mathavorn — Editor and Proofreader


  • Graduate:
  • MA, Political Science
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Undergraduate:
  • BA, Political Science and Psychology
  • Minor in Statistics
  • University of Nevada, Reno

Teaching and Editing Experience:

  • As a 13-year-old, Matt edited his best friend’s essay after promising him a full-letter-grade improvement—thus began Matt’s first foray into editing and his penchant for using red ink. Matt has an endless fascination with other cultures and how people organize themselves, which led him to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science, as well as an undergraduate major in psychology. Matt’s specialty is quantitative social science research, honed through countless credit hours of upper- and graduate-level statistics—he studies p-values intently and frowns upon significance levels greater than .05. Matt’s strength is his clear, logical thinking style, which he employs to great effect in writing and editing. Throughout his previous career in government management, he relished completing incident reports and employee evaluations, and his peers looked to him for help on their own writing. Matt currently lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife and daughter, a source of never-ending dialogue whom he named after a Salman Rushdie character. In his spare time, Matt roasts coffee and daydreams about bewilderingly complex travel itineraries.

Favorite Periodicals:

  • The Economist
  • The Atlantic
  • Time

Favorite Books:

  • 100 Years of Solitude — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Midnight’s Children — Salman Rushdie
  • Romancing the Three Kingdoms — Luo Guanzhong

Favorite Authors:

  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Rumi
  • Isaac Asimov