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Matt MacNabb Freelance Writer for Hire
 
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I have been working as a freelance writer since 2003. I have contributed freelance writing to online publications, magazines, books and animated television series.

My clients include FZ Entertainment, Snopes, Comic Book Resources, The Sportster, Pen & Sword, Amberley Publishing, Opus Books, Wink Books, Farm Dog, Screen Rant and more. My book publication history currently includes five titles: Batman's Arsenal: An Encyclopedic Chronicle, Ghostbusters Collectables, A Secret History of Brands: The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love, Toy Story Collectibles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collectables. 

As a pop culture historian, I have spent the better part of the past twenty years researching, archiving and studying the history of comic books, toys, film and television and their effect on our culture. I am also the creator of a network of popular websites that focus on legendary franchises and toy collecting, including Batman, Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I have gained considerable experience in writing, reporting and interviewing as the sole writer, editor, researcher and fact checker for these websites over the past thirteen years.

I have a special and extensive insight into the comprehension, humor, interest level and engagement of young people of all ages, as the father of four children from ages four to fifteen.

A regarded authority on both Batman and comic book history, my work and I have been featured in publications, such as Total Film, SFX Magazine, Variety and Brick Journal. I have also been featured on CNN, A.M. Coast to Coast and BBC Radio along with other various books, magazines, radio shows and newspapers. I have also contributed content and editorial services to the books Holy Franchise, Batman and The Dc Comics Action Figure Archive

Core Competencies:

Pop Culture, Toys / Toy Collecting, Comic Books, Superheroes, Movies, TV, Music, Animation, WWE, Disney, Trivia, Non-Fiction, History and Reference.

Education:

University of Nebraska at Omaha

2004-2008
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism


Professional Experience:

Freelance Writer, Reporter, Researcher
Comic Book Resources
February 2017 to Present

Reporting news, fact-checking and extensive research into various aspects of comic book history.

Professional Skills:
→ Self-motivation, dedication, creative thinking, determination.
→ Develop story ideas and write assigned comic book news content
→ Conduct in-depth research for use in conjunction with articles.

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Editor, Social Media Marketing, Writer
Legions Of Gotham
August 2003 to Present

Professional skills:
→ Curating social media, email and web marketing campaigns
→ Building of social media and reach organically
→ Use of Social Media measurement and insight tools
→ Self-motivation, dedication, creative thinking, determination.
→ Develop story ideas, write content for creative nonfiction.
→ Conduct intense and in-depth research for reference articles and books.
→ Publish topical news and blog entries to Facebook and other sites.
→ Content creation, Proofread copy, provide creative consultation.

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Customer Loyalty Management
Marriott International
May 2001 to Present

Writing clean, clear and concise copy for a broad consumer base. Curating and sustaining verbal and written communication with millions of customers.

Professional skills:
-→ Social media planning and development
-→ Email marketing - including copy and planning
-→ Interacting professionally and diplomatically with customers to help retain loyalty
-→ A focus on brand management and maintaining the Marriott voice

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Scriptwriter
FZ Entertainment
July 2018 to September 2018

Scriptwriting and story lining on a new preschool, 3D animation series in production.

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Author
Pen and Sword Publishing
2016 to September 2018

Wrote, researched and curated two non-fiction history books

-→ A Secret History of Brands: The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love
-→ Upcoming Non-Fiction History Title

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Freelance Writer, Reporter, Researcher
The Sportster
February 2017 to August 2018

Curating, researching and crafting articles and lists focusing on the WWE and pro-wrestling.

Professional skills:
→ Self-motivation, dedication, creative thinking, determination.
→ Develop story ideas and write assigned entertainment news content

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Entertainment News Reporter and Reviewer
Screen Rant
July 2015 to August 2018

Professional Skills:
→ Self-motivation, dedication, creative thinking, determination.
→ Develop story ideas and write assigned entertainment news content
→ Conduct in-depth research for use in conjunction with articles.

Articles for ScreenRant.com

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Freelance Writer
Snopes.com
January 2017 to March 2017

Wrote and researched articles


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Freelance Writer
Farm Dog Entertainment News
August 2016 to January 2017

Movie, TV and Pop Culture news reporting

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Author
Amberley Publishing
2015 to 2017

Wrote, researched and curated three books:

-→ Ghostbusters Collectables, Foreword by Dan Aykroyd
-→ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collectables, Foreword by Kevin Eastman
-→ Toy Story Collectibles

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Author
Opus Books
2013 to 2016
Wrote, researched and curated the largest Batman non-fiction book ever published.

→ Batman's Arsenal: An Encyclopedic Chronicle

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Art Gallery Marketing Coordinator
The Benson Grind Gallery - Omaha, NE
2008 to 2012

Responsible for:
→ Writing and developing web, email and social media campaign content
→ Organizing art shows
→ Curating relationships with artists
→ Designing and producing gallery shows


Print Publication History:


-Toy Story Collectibles,
May 2018, Amberley Publishing

-A Secret History of Brands: The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love,
November 2017, Pen and Sword Books

-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collectables, Foreword by Kevin Eastman
September 2017, Amberley Publishing

-Ghostbusters Collectables, Foreword by Dan Aykroyd,
June 2016, Amberley Publishing

-Batman’s Arsenal: An Encyclopedic Chronicle, Foreword by Adam West, February
2016, Opus Books

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