My Career as a Freelancer

A while ago I took up the postaday 2011 challenge of commenting daily on my blog with mixed results. I didn’t manage to write something everyday, but most days I did manage to type a few words on something.  The whole reason for setting myself a task like that was to force myself to spend more time writing, to practice and to develop my skills as a writer and in retrospect I think that I managed to do just that. Along the way I picked up a few new followers which is gratifying in light of the fact that just over a year ago when I started this blog I really wondered if anyone would even read it. Thankfully this wasn’t the case and through these pages I have managed to connect with a lot of interesting people from all over the world and now consider myself a seasoned blogger. But on the flip side, I have developed my writing portfolio into a large compendium of work and whilst I haven’t thought of it as being of much value outside of this blog and the few other places that I have posted others have been more enthusiastic about it and have inspired me to look to writing more seriously. Just perhaps my passion (or one of them) could become my profession! Maybe I could live the dream!

So I have been chasing work as a writer and many of you may have noticed the new widget in the right side bar advertising my services as a writer of articles and blog posts. Sure its not the most exciting writing work that there is but to me it is the doorway to bigger and better things. And, what’s more, it is working. I have actually had some paying jobs in my newly chosen line of work- as a copy writer. Whilst many authors might look down on such lowly writing tasks as this I feel that the challenge of writing about new things every day, quickly and with good grammar will only improve my skills and the information that I am gathering with each new assignment is invaluable. After all, no knowledge is useless.

So if you have something that you want to say and you need someone to put it into the right words for you then check me out at my new cyber-office.

Hire D G Mattichak at


About dgmattichakjr

D G Mattichak jr was born in 1963 in Syracuse New York and immigrated to Melbourne Australia with his family in 1972. He was educated in one of Melbourne’s exclusive private schools before studying art at Preston Technical College. D G Mattichak jr has been a student of the occult arts since the early 1980s and has become well known in Australian magickal circles and, in recent years, around the world due to a string of essays on a variety of occult subjects . He discovered the “key to the order & value of the English alphabet” from Aleister Crowley’s Book of the Law in 1983 and has since used this English Qabalah to unlock the secrets of Thelemite magick. Success in these methods admitted him to the highest levels of attainment in various Hermetic disciplines and until recently he has been passing on his knowledge to private students, many of whom have gone on to become notable occultists in their own right. After almost three decades of study and development D G Mattichak jr has finally been able to distil his knowledge of magick and Thelema into a book- A Comment on the Verses of the Book of the Law, the first in a planned series of books on Hermeticism and Thelemite magick, revealing, for the first time in over a century, the secrets of magick that have been hidden in Crowley’s magnum opus, the Book of the Law. D G Mattichak jr currently lives in Melbourne Australia with his artist wife Michelle and their two cats. He has had a long career as an al a carte chef in Melbourne’s vibrant hospitality scene and now spends his time writing blogs on cooking, writing and, in the guise of Master Ankh af na Khonsu, about magick. He is also one of the founding members of the Mt Franklin Annual Pagan Gathering and regularly contributes to its official website as both an administrator and as an author. D G Mattichak jr’s first book Loot was released in 2009. His books are available through at G Mattichak&x=13&y=20 .
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3 Responses to My Career as a Freelancer

  1. Congrats! That’s great news. I have only been blogging for about a month, but, I, too, have been looking at various freelance writing opportunities. It may take some time to come to a point where the income sustains me, but it’s fun and absolutely educational in the meantime. Good luck!

  2. Ed Hurst says:

    Few writers burst onto the field as fully fledged objects of public adoration. The rest of us have to pay our dues. At roughly half my age, you’ve actually got a leg up on writing as a career before you get too old to care about such things. I look forward to hearing about your progression.

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