Matthew Anderson

writing, editing & content development

About Me

I work as an editor, content strategist and web developer. Primarily, I work for PR Consulting, doing writing, editing and web development, and as an independent contractor for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, working as an English-language editor of major publications, conference documents and reports.

I’ve spent nearly a decade working in higher education, as a communications expert and adjunct professor of journalism. I’ve also been the editor of a weekly newspaper, a music columnist and, for nearly a decade, a garbage collector (which is what makes my kids most proud).

Matthew Anderson


CV/resume editing

$200 for complete CV package (includes copyediting, proofreading and guidance on clarity and organization). $100: editing or organization only.

Document editing

Rates begin at $10 per 250-word page. Industry standard editing speeds range from one to 3 pages per hour for developmental editing to 10 pages per hour for proofreading.

Content Development

Rates begin at $0.15 per word for writing and content development projects, including ghostwritten blog posts, website content and marketing material. Contact me and let's talk about the project!

Selected Recent Editing Projects

FAO, 2021: Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia
FAO, 2020: Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia
FAO, 2019: Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia
FAO, 2018: Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition, Europe and Central Asia
Front cover of magazine featuring Hungarian woman spinning in colorful dress.
English-language brochure for Mesterségek Ünnepe, the annual Festival of Folk Arts in Budapest, Hungary
Edited paper for the Agricultural University of Tirana in Albania, published in the International Journal on Food System Dynamics
Assessment of Agribusiness Environment in Kyrgyzstan, edited for FAO
Azerbaijan Value Chain Gap Analysis, for FAO
Republic of Moldova Value Chain Gap Analysis, for FAO
Conference documents: FAO Regional Conference for Europe, 31st Session
Hand in hand with nature – Nature-based Solutions for transformative agriculture

Recent Testimonials​

First of all, I must say once again that I am impressed with job you did, with your professionalism and commitment. I have never ever seen someone so patient and determined. I am sure I can’t imagine how difficult that is, especially since this report deals with many issues. I shared the edited document with some of my colleagues here to show how the edited text should look like (in any language, including Serbian). I can’t judge about English, grammar and syntax, but I am experienced enough to recognize work ethic.​

Natalija Bogdanov

University of Belgrade, academic paper editing client

I strongly recommend hiring Matthew Anderson as your resume/CV editor. As a recent graduate of a medical fellowship program, I am finally entering the job market, and we all know how important the CV is in the hiring process. I used to think the CV as an organized list that is supposed to ‘look good’ following the myriad of guidelines available on the web. That being said, nothing can replace the personal touch of an expert editor like Matthew. He made subtle adjustments to my CV to ‘provide various points of entry for the eye to land when perusing the document,’ as he gracefully put it.​

Lawrence Kwon

CV editing client

What you did is great. I’m someone who’s not afraid to say I need help, and on this redesign, I was stuck. Your comments are very helpful and spot on.​

Terry Anderson

CV editing client