Eva van Emden, Freelance Editor

Certified Copy Editor and Proofreader


Recent projects

Trade books and magazines

Indigenous Repatriation Handbook Proofreader
Indigenous Repatriation Handbook—Jisgang Nika Collison, Sdaahl K’awaas Lucy Bell, and Lou-ann Neel
Indigenous peoples
Royal British Columbia Museum
ISBN: 978-0772673176
Penguin Random House: Growing Young Copy editor
Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100—Marta Zaraska
Penguin Random House Canada
ISBN: 9780525610182
Royal BC Museum publishing: sharks Copy editor
Sharks, Skates, Rays and Chimeras of British Columbia—Gordon McFarlane and Jackie King
Royal BC Museum
ISBN: 978-0-7726-7335-0
Club of Rome report: On the Edge Stylistic editor
On the Edge: The State and Fate of the World’s Tropical Rainforests—Claude Martin. A report to the Club of Rome. Also published in German as Endspiel: Wie wir das Schicksal der Tropischen Regenwälder noch wenden können
Greystone Books (Google Books preview) ISBN: 9781771641401
Article in The Guardian
Flora and Fauna book cover Proofreader
The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest—Collin Varner
Nature/British Columbia
Heritage House
ISBN: 9781772030914
Greystone cannabis book cover Substantive editor
The Little Book of Cannabis—Amanda Siebert
Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781771644044
Freelance magazine editing: LAVA magazine Copy editor, print edition, issues 1–62
LAVA magazine
LAVA Media
ISSN: 2155-1081
Editing memoirs Copy editing
The Measure of My Powers: A Memoir of Food, Misery, and Paris—Jackie Kai Ellis
Penguin Random House
ISBN: 9780147530394
Toronto Star bestseller, May 2018
Review in the Globe and Mail
Substantive editing, trade books Structural editing
No News Is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse—and What Comes Next—Ian Gill
Current affairs and politics
Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781771642682
Substantive edit Obesity Code Structural editing
The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss—Jason Fung
Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781771641401
Editing business books Copy editing
Uncommon Sense: Shift Your Thinking. Take New Action. Boost Your Sales—Jill Harrington
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ISBN: 978-1-77327-009-8
Freelance copy editing: Business books Copy editor
The Performance Principle: A Practical Guide to Understanding Motivation in the Modern Workplace—Mackenzie Kyle
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ISBN: 978-1-927958-65-0
Freelance proofreading: Architecture Proofreader
Placemakers: Emperors, Kings, Entrepreneurs: A Brief History of Real Estate Development—Herb Auerbach with Ira Nadel
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ISBN: 978-1-927958-79-7
Freelance copy editing: Business books Copy editor
Business Is ART: And Science, Gut Instinct, Hard Work, and a Certain Amount of Luck—Jon Umstead
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ISBN: 978-1-927958-44-5
Freelance copy editing: Yukon Sport Copy editor
Yukon Sport: An Illustrated Encyclopedia—John Firth
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ISBN: 978-1-927958-20-9
Freelance proofreading: Bloom of Friendship Proofreader
A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival—Anne Renaud
Children’s books/history
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-215-4
Freelance proofreading: decoration and design Proofreader
This Can Be Beautiful: Simple DIY Projects to Style Your Home and Redesign Your Life—Tiffany Pratt
Crafts and hobbies
Penguin Random House
ISBN: 9780449016930
Freelance proofreader: Uncorked guide to wine Proofreader
Uncorked! The Definitive Guide to Alberta’s Best Wines—Shelley Boettcher and Darren Oleksyn
Wine guide
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-203-1
Freelance guidebook proofreading: Day Trips from Edmonton Proofreader
Day Trips from Edmonton—Joan Marie Galat
Travel and tourism
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-55285-985-8
Freelance proofreading: Selling Canada by Daniel Francis Proofreader
Selling Canada: Three Propaganda Campaigns that Shaped the Nation—Daniel Francis
Stanton Atkins & Dosil
ISBN: 978-0-9809304-4-3
Alcuin Society 30th Annual Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada first prize, illustrated non-fiction
Freelance magazine editing: Momentum magazine Copy editor, print edition, issues 52–60, 62
Momentum magazine

Corporate reports, academic, nonprofit

cover image academic report Copy editor
Employer Transit Subsidy Study—Peter Hall et al.
Academic report
Simon Fraser University Urban Studies Department
cover image corporate report Proofreader
Young Africa Works: Hope, Energy, and Ingenuity
Corporate report
Mastercard Foundation and Page Two Books
Editing corporate resports Copy editor
PRME Report 2016
Corporate report
UBC Sauder School of Business, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics
Editing reports and plans: TransLink Metro Vancouver Copy editor
TransLink 2014 Base Plan & Outlook, draft plan
Corporate report

Courses, textbooks, and educational materials

french-english cooking and restaurant dictionary Fact-checking, copy editing, proofreading
Lexique français-anglais de la cuisine et de la restauration—Diana Bruno
Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD)
Editing MOOCs: Kadenze course Transcription and editing of recording scripts
Generative Art and Computational Creativity—Philippe Pasquier
MOOC/online course
Editing textbooks: cover of Jazz Arranging Proofreader, indexer
Jazz Arranging: A Complete Guide—Richard Ferland
Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development
ISBN: 978-2-89470-381-6
Editing textbooks: English-French nursing terms Copy editor, proofreader (English text)
Nursing Lexicon: English–French: Lexique de soins infirmiers : francais - anglais—Suzanne Larochelle
Textbooks/lexicons and references
Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development
ISBN: 978-2-89470-344-1
Maclean’s November 2015: “A French-English lexicon for health care is helping the Outaouais region retain nurses”
Freelance book editing: CCDMD Proofreader
The Dental Hygienist: A Public Health Perspective—Suzanne Turmel; translated from French by Valentina Baslyk
CCDMD (Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development)
ISBN: 978-2-89470-298-7
Editing textbooks: language resource study guide Copy editor
CELPIP Study Guide, Common CELPIP Errors, and Interactive Learning Program
Study guides and tests
Paragon Testing Enterprises
ISBN: 978-0-9920181-3-9
Freelance textbook editing: AutoCAD for the Theatre Copy editor, proofreader, website copy editor
AutoCAD for the Theatre—Pierre Dussol
CCDMD (Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development)
ISBN: 978-2-89470-274-1


book cover Mandy's Copy editing
Mandy’s Gourmet Salads: Recipes for Lettuce and Life—Mandy Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe, and Meredith Erickson
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 978-0-525-61047-2
book cover modern lunch Copy editing
Modern Lunch: A Collection of Over 100 Original, Plant-Forward Recipes that Celebrate the Midday Meal—Allison Day
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 978-0147531001
americanization Americanization
The 10-Day Plan to Nourish & Glow: Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Transform Your Relationship with Food—Amelia Freer
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147531049
cookbook cover Copy editing
The Living Kitchen: Healing Recipes to Support Your Body During Cancer Treatment and Recovery—Tamara Green and Sarah Grossman
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147530639
cookbook cover Copy editing
The Prairie Table: Suppers, Potlucks & Socials: Crowd-Pleasing Recipes to Bring People Together—Karlynn Johnston
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147531100
book cover Copy editor
It All Begins with Food: From Baby’s First Foods to Wholesome Family Meals: Over 120 Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating and Healthy Living—Leah Garrad-Cole
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147530004
freelance cookbook editor juice truck Copy editor
The Juice Truck: A Guide to Juicing, Smoothies, Cleanses and Living a Plant-Based Lifestyle—Zach Berman, Ryan Slater, and Colin Medhurst
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147530011
Freelance copy editor Earls restaurant Copy editor
Earls: The Cookbook—Edited by Jim Sutherland
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147530080
Freelance cookbook proofreading: Appetite Penguin Random House Proofreader
Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip—Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147529725
Freelance cookbook copy editing: Appetite Penguin Random House Proofreader
Diva Q’s Barbecue: 195 Recipes for Cooking with Family, Friends & Fire—Danielle Bennett
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147529930
Freelance cookbook copy editing: Appetite Penguin Random House Proofreader
Batch: Over 200 Recipes, Tips and Techniques for a Well Preserved Kitchen—Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147529794
Freelance cookbook copy editing: Appetite Penguin Random House Copy editor
Lick Your Plate A Lip-Smackin’ Book for Every Home Cook—Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 978-0449016985
Freelance cookbook copy editing: Fig\
ure 1 publishing Dirty Apron Cookbook Copy editor
The Dirty Apron Cookbook—David Robertson
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ISBN: 978-1-927958-17-9
BC bestseller January–March 2015; recipe in Scout magazine
Alcuin Design Awards: First place, reference category
Freelance cookbook copy editing: Grilling with House of Q Proofreader
Grilling with House of Q—Brian Misko
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ISBN: 978-1-927958-10-0
BC bestseller; Globe and Mail bestseller June 2015
Freelance cookbook proofreading: Whitecap Books Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook Proofreader
The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook—David Ort
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-193-5
Global and Mail: “Twenty cookbooks from 2013 that will inspire greatness”
Freelance copy editing: Mussels Copy editor
Mussels: Preparing, Cooking and Enjoying a Sensational Seafood—Alain Bossé and Linda Duncan
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-214-7
Freelance proofreading: Broccoli, Love, and Dark Chocolate Proofreader
Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate: Because Food, Love and Life Should Be Delicious!—Liz Pearson
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-211-6
Freelance copy editing: StreetEats Vancouver Copy editing
StreetEats Vancouver—Mijune Pak
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-186-7
Freelance cookbook copy editing: Best of Rose Reisman Copy editor
The Best of Rose Reisman: 20 Years of Healthy Recipes—Rose Reisman
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-199-7
Freelance cookbook copy editing: How to Make Love to a Lobster Copy editor
How to Make Love to a Lobster: An Eclectic Guide to the Buying, Cooking, Eating and Folklore of Shellfish—Marjorie Harris and Peter Taylor
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-183-6
Freelance cookbook proofreading: Everyone Can Cook Everything by Eric Akis Proofreader
Everyone Can Cook Everything—Eric Akis
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-109-6
Eric appears in the Victoria Times Colonist’s Life section.
Freelance book proofreading: Cook by Deborah Anzinger Proofreader
Cook: You Can Cook Fast, Healthy Meals for Your Family—Deborah Anzinger
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-040-2

Self-published books

Cover Fear Is the Mind Killer Kaja Sadowski Copy editor
Fear Is the Mind Killer: How to Build a Training Culture That Fosters Strength and Resilience—Kaja Sadowski
Martial arts/teaching
ISBN: 978-1999066307
Cover photo: Love Trumps Grief by Kristin Akin Copy editor, proofreader
Love Trumps Grief—Kristin Akin
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-45751-256-8
Self-published self-help: relationships Copy editing, ebook formatting
Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Relationships—Ronald W. Richardson
Self-help, relationships
ISBN: 978-1541114623
Self-published: relationships Ebook formatting, cover creation
Pastoral Care of Congregations: Selected Workshops: Volumes 1 and 2—Ronald W. Richardson
Relationships, church leadership
ISBN: 978-1976152146, 978-1976461439
Freelance editing science fiction novel: Prehistoric Odyssey by Marie Mai Perron Copy editor
A Prehistoric Odyssey—Marie Mai Perron
Science fiction novel
ISBN: 978-1-46201-866-6
Freelance editing projects: Mindless Investor by Tyler Bollhorn Structural editing, copy editing, proofreading
The Mindless Investor: Make Money in the Market by Overcoming Your Common Sense—R. Tyler Bollhorn
Stockscores Analytics Corp.
ISBN: 978-0-9917091-1-3
Read Chapter 1
geology memoir: Wild Places Copy editing
Wild Places: The Adventures of an Exploration Geologist—Harold Linder
Castle Mountain Books
ISBN: 978-0-9752798-4-7

Scientific and academic editing

Other projects

Editors Canada Member 2009-2018
Editors Canada Directory
LinkedIn profile

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