Contact Me

Looking for someone to edit your book?  You’ve come to the right place!

My name is Lindsey Anderson, and I’m a freelance editor. I work primarily on novels, memoirs, and textbooks, but I’m also happy to edit papers, dissertations, and scholarly articles.

I charge my clients .0075 cents per word for a basic copyedit and 1 cent per word for a line-by-line edit. For .0125 cents per word, I also offer authors a comprehensive developmental edit.

My rates are considerably lower than most of my competitors, for a couple of reasons:

  1. Although I’ve already edited dozens of novels, textbooks, papers, and academic articles, I’m still relatively new to editing. I worked as a copyeditor for two years and an in-house editor for one year before going freelance. I believe that I’m just as accurate, thorough, and insightful as my competitors, but I can’t justify charging my clients as much as editors who have been in the business for twenty years.
  1. I don’t rent out an office, maintain a staff of employees, or rack up major business expenses. I don’t even pay for advertisements—I depend on word-of-mouth referrals to keep new clients coming to my site. I work from home, and I keep my overhead costs as low as possible. As such, I’m able to charge my clients less than most of my competitors.

I’m also confident that I’m able to out-perform my competition. I do more than just catch comma splices and split infinitives. I dig into each of my manuscripts, looking for plot holes, passive language, flat characters, and clichés—just about anything that could prevent a good book or paper from being great.

Not convinced yet? Request a free sample!

Send me a copy of your manuscript. I’ll perform a line-by-line copyedit of a portion of the text, free of charge, and send it back to you. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with the results, you don’t have to pay me a cent, and you can send your manuscript to another editor.

Still wanna know more about me? Take a look at my own writing:

If you’d like to get a better sense of my personal writing/editing style and areas of specialization (I know a great deal about art and architecture, for instance), feel free to check out Lindsey Anderson Writes, a blog I set up to show clients examples of my own work. I’m obviously a professional editor, not a writer, but I enjoy writing articles for newspapers and magazines from time to time, and I think they’ll give you a good indication of my skills and interests.

Other questions?

Shoot me an email at lindsey@lindseybanderson.com, or take a look at some of the other pages on this site.

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Who am I, and why should you hire me?

I worked as a copyeditor and in-house editor at a publishing company for three years before deciding to go solo.
Now I offer my editing services directly to authors in need of my expertise.

Some of the published titles I’ve worked on:

Architecture and Construction
Nat Geo Reader

Climate Control
Nat Geo Reader

The History of Psychology
Edward Kardas

Principles of Politics
 Joe Oppenheimer

The Weather Observer's Handbook
Stephen Burt

The White Sword
Evan Sharenow