Eva van Emden (she/her), freelance editor

Certified copy editor and proofreader


Freelance editor—certified copy editor and proofreader

Picture of me I am a full-time freelance editor with ten years’ experience. I edit a variety of materials, including scientific, technical, and medical writing, as well as fiction (especially science fiction). I am a certified copy editor and proofreader with Editors Canada.

Editing skills

Courses and certifications

Certified copy editor with Editors Canada, 2016
Certified proofreader with Editors Canada, 2015

Poynter News University Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing

Simon Fraser University Writing and Publishing Program selected courses: copy editing, proofreading, grammar, indexing

Editors BC professional development seminars

Other professional development

Professional affiliation and contacts

Scientific and academic background

Biology (BSc)

Ecology, botany, statistics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, genetics, and virology. Bioinformatics programming.

Computer science (MSc)

Software engineering and software visualization; software development experience.


Eva van Emden and Leon Moonen. “Java Quality Assurance by Detecting Code Smells.” In Proceedings of the Ninth Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (IEEE Computer Society Press, 2002) 107–117. Elected Most Influential Paper for WCRE 2012.

Languages spoken

Volunteering and community involvement

Editors Canada Member 2009-2018
Editors Canada Directory
LinkedIn profile
Operating on unceded Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíxw (Squamish) territory

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