October 17, 2015

Matthew Wayt

Matt Wayt — Editor & Proofreader

Education:

  • Undergraduate:
  • BA, Professional Writing
  • Ohio Northern University

Teaching and Editing Experience: 9 Years

  • Matthew graduated from Ohio Northern University and promptly moved to Washington, D.C., with the goal of using his English degree to scratch a political itch. Thankfully, he landed a job at a daily publication covering health care reform news on The Hill and across the U.S. He began as a staff writer and eventually rose to the level of editor. There, he budgeted stories and supervised content under a merciless daily deadline. He also had his own column examining the effects of Obamacare on health care disparities, small businesses, and other aspects of the U.S. infrastructure. Eventually, he grew sick of winters and decamped for sunny Los Angeles. He is a voracious film watcher (the more obscure, the better), reader (the more pretentious, the better), and hiker (the shorter, the better). In the next ten years, Matthew can see himself continuing to work on his own creative writing projects, enjoying some cocktails at the beach, and being home in time to walk his dog.

Favorite Periodicals:

  • Washington Post
  • The New Yorker
  • The A.V. Club
  • Dissolve

Favorite Books:

  • All the Pretty Horses — Cormac McCarthy
  • In Cold Blood — Truman Capote
  • Cloud Atlas — David Mitchell

Favorite Screenplays:

  • Persona — Ingmar Bergman
  • Zodiac — James Vanderbilt
  • The Third Man — Graham Greene
  • Eyes Wide Shut — Stanley Kubrick
  • No Country for Old Men — the Coen Brothers