Mr Matthew Anderson

Membership Grade
Advanced Professional Member

About Matthew


Board-certified editor in the life sciences. Deep experience in and understanding of the United Nations system, especially in the areas of food, agriculture and nutrition. Meticulous editor and writer. Hard worker with a journalist’s respect for deadlines and a writer’s love of the English language. Founder and owner of Anderson Emending, an editing services company. Advanced professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. 

Selected clients

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Office for Project Services, University of Belgrade, Agricultural University of Tirana, Western Washington University, Bellingham PR & Communications.


Certified by BELS as an editor in the life sciences. Master’s degree in communications and media. Bachelor’s degree in journalism. Six-plus years of experience in the United Nations system. University teaching and editing experience in the United States. Decade-plus of journalism work experience. Familiar with Chicago Style, FAO Style, United Nations Style, UNDP style and Associated Press Style.


Substantive editing, line editing, developmental editing and copyediting of academic journals, articles, manuscripts, reports, theses, academic works, websites, CVs and cover letters, especially from second-language English speakers.


  • Certified editor, Board of Editors in the Life Sciences, 2023
  • Advanced professional member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, 2023


  • Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (certified editor)
  • Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (advanced professional member)
  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • American Copy Editors Society


  • Master's degree in communications and media studies
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism


Associated skills

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