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Welcome to mattmerta.com

 

I have been a writer and editor for nearly three decades, editing a wide range of literary and business publications, as well as writing for a number of military and music periodicals and reference books. This site is under construction, so for more information, please email me at mattmerta@yahoo.com .

 

 Quick Overview

  Freelance Writer
January 1987 - Present
Various publications including:
* Periodicals - Fiddler Magazine, Bluegrass Now Magazine, Tri-State Bluegrass Journal, Ann Arbor Paper, Metro Times, Real Detroit Weekly, Home and Studio Recording, Camp Chase Gazette, Smoke & Fire News.
* Reference texts - Angels A to Z, Musichound Rock: The Essential Album Guide (both published by Gale Group, now Cengage).

 

 

 

    Services    

Writer/Editor

 

Writer of text and song. editor, proofreader arranger, engineer, producer, musician, vocalist

Historical Work

 

I provide writing, research, lecturing, and living history interpretation on 17th to early 20th century American History, with emphasis on military and musical matters.

Co-Writing

 

Open to working with others on both text and songs. Received the 2015 Chris Austin Songwriting Award for "Something About A Train," co-written with Dave Morris and Dawn Kenney (pictured).

 

    Work    

PO Box 2353

Dearborn, MI 48123

 

mattmerta@yahoo.com

Masonsod@aol.com

Tel: 313-871-0417

Cell: 313-618-8458

    Contact    

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Detroit Metro Times October 2014

Article on Michigan State Fiddling Competition

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