Hello, I’m Matt Anniss – journalist, author, copywriter, and content creator. I’m based in Bristol, England. It’s good to meet you.
For the best part of two decades, I have been a professional writer, working in both print and online media. While I’m now a self-employed freelancer, I spent the first decade of my career as a staffer on various magazines, most notably monthly dance music title IDJ (where I rose to the position of Editor).
Since striking out on my own, I’ve expanded my repertoire. I’m now the published author of over 50 non-fiction books – mostly for children and young adults of different ages – on a vast range of subjects, and regularly contribute articles to a number of websites and magazines. I have also taken on freelance sub-editing and proof-reading commissions, and regularly provide copywriting services to record labels and event promoters. I’ve even been known to host panel discussions and Q&A sessions at music and film events, drawing on years of experience as an interviewer. You can find out more about my various skills and specialisms by clicking on the links at the top of the page.
Like my career, my personal life has been built around my passion for electronic music and club culture. I’ve been involved in the music industry in some capacity – as a DJ, mix-maker, event promoter, journalist, A&R consultant, occasional producer and even record label owner – since my student days in the late ’90s. I am a vinyl obsessive and own many more records than any sane person should.
Outside of music, my other great passion is sport, and particularly Rugby League, cricket, football, cycling, swimming and triathlon. I have written professionally about “the Greatest Game” (that’s Rugby League for those not hooked on the sport) and triathlon. In 2014, I completed my first sprint distance triathlons, after an epic two-year fitness push that resulted in losing nearly seven stones of excess fat. I no longer play Rugby League, but I do volunteer with Bristol Sonics, as I have done since the clubs inception in 2002.
Thanks for checking out my website. If you require any information, or think I might be of assistance professionally, do not hesitate to contact me.