Black Hat Writing Services

“One can say anything best over a meal.”
– George Eliot

The Black Hat Baker is available for hire!

It’s one thing to be a writer. It’s quite another to be a storyteller.
Looking to flush out your publication with some engaging, narrative-driven content?
Got a story already, but find yourself fumbling over the words?
Want to spread the word about your new product or business?

I can help with that!

Self-portait of the author in a black top hat, tie, and vest. Holding a fountain pen.

If there’s one thing I love as much as food, it’s telling stories- and I’ve been doing it for a while. Between my work on this blog and my own self-published work, I have a style that engages and flows- as conversational as an old friend, but detailed and informative like a college lecture.

Currently, I am making myself available for Content Writing, Proofreading, Style Editing, and Product/Service Reviews.
If you need help in the niches of:

  • Food and Dining
  • The Culinary Industry
  • Fitness
  • At-home Exercise
  • Self-help/ Mental Health
  • Motivation
  • Literature

I’m your guy!

Words have power- so let me put my power at your disposal!


“Matthew’s editing far surpasses the work I’ve gotten from most ‘professional’ editors. I hired him to review the second book in a trilogy. Not only was he able to get up to speed without any context from the first novel, he intuited exactly what I needed for a developmental and line edit. His willingness to work closely with me to answer any questions and to ping ideas off of is the kind of editor every author dreams of. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again. Thanks Matthew!”

– Elizabeth

What do you need?

Please note that compensation differs for each service.

Content Writing

I am available to write content for your blog, magazine, website! Please note that, while the niches above are my “wheelhouse”, I am open to writing for others!

Current Rate:


Got a story already but need help getting it across clearly- while keeping your own voice intact? I can help you with that!

Proofreading/ Line Edit and Beta Reading: $0.005/ word

Developmental (Style/ Clarity): $0.01/word


Do you have a product or service that you’d like my readers at On The Bench to know about? Let’s discuss it!

Current Rate:
Compensation varies. Email me for details!

So what’s your story?