Matt Whelan is a terrific asset to our magazine. He has a very pleasing writing style with the ability to write a story that captivates the readers. He was very conscientious about meeting deadlines and has a very professional manner. We are very pleased with Matt’s work and hope to continue working with him in the future!

–Jolene Arbo, Publisher, Island Times Magazine. Read article.


Matt was pleasant to work with, open to editorial suggestions, and even went so far as to get himself on a helicopter to obtain some aerial shots to accompany his article. His writing and photography combined for a powerful piece.

-Andrea Lister, Editor, British Columbia History Magazine. View Cover.


Matt didn’t steal my food but did fetch me coffee when asked, which are key attributes to any up and coming reporter. He also worked hard, generated interesting stories and clean copy, and is an excellent photographer.

–Edward Hill, Editor, The Goldstream Gazette. View article.


I have been delighted with Matt’s creativity and professionalism. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.

–Thomas van Wyck, Datum Marine Services. View website.


Matt volunteered his photographic services at Victoria’s annual seed and garden show last year. I appreciated his enthusiasm as he spent most of the day on this project and produced a wide variety of quality images that reflect the diversity of activities at Seedy Saturday. His enthusiasm, attention to detail and adherence to timelines is impressive.

–Pat McGuire, event organizer for the James Bay Market Society.  View website.


Matt is a pleasant and consummate professional, producing clean, well-written articles and outstanding photography – always ahead of schedule. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again.
–Bobbie Jo Reid, Managing Editor, Senior Living magazine.  Read article.