Matthew Walthert  

Freelance Writer

I am a freelance writer from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

I spent three years as a featured columnist for Bleacher Report UK covering grand prix racing, but my interests include history (mostly military), hiking (particularly on the Appalachian Trail), astronomy (principally planetary), road-tripping (especially in the American South) and sports (pretty much all of them).

I am always interested in new projects or freelance opportunities.


My professional training and experience includes a degree in history from Carleton University, training as an infantry officer in the Canadian Army and public sector management.


My work has appeared in publications such as The Globe and MailThe Gazette (in Montreal), VICE, The Athletic, Canadian Running, British soccer mag FourFourTwo, and the Canadian Military History peer-reviewed journal. I have appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live and Love Sport Radio to talk Formula One and Swiss soccer and I also have experience writing editorial content for businesses (here's a sample).

You can read more about my career path in a guest post I wrote for Kristi Dosh's SportsBizMiss site.

My wife and I have three kids who I am training to love Star Wars and Notre Dame football as much as I do.