Eva van Emden (she/her), freelance editor

Certified copy editor and proofreader


Selected projects

Books and magazines

The book cover shows a variety of wildlife tracks in different colours on a peach background. The title is in dark green. Substantive editor
Stewards of Splendour: A History of Wildlife and People in British Columbia—Jennifer Bonnell
Wildlife, British Columbia, History
Royal British Columbia Museum
ISBN: 9781039900004
Cover of the summer 2021 issue of West Coast Veterinarian magazine. The cover shows the magazine title and the words 'Kangaroo Vet' below. The cover photograph shows a fluffy brown kangaroo sitting among tall green plants with yellow flowers. Copy editor, proofreader, issues 34–49
West Coast Veterinarian magazine
Veterinary medicine
Society of BC Veterinarians
My Ackee Tree book cover. The cover shows the author, a Black woman with bleached hair, wearing a chef's jacket, making food. Copy editor
My Ackee Tree: A Chef’s Memoir of Finding Home in the Kitchen—Suzanne Barr with Suzanne Hancock
Memoir, cooking
Penguin Canada
ISBN: 9780735239500
CBC Books; Eat North; House & Home; 49th Shelf
Bats of BC book cover. The cover shows a bat in flight against a dark background. Proofreader
Bats of British Columbia, second edition—Cori Lausen, David Nagorsen, Mark Brigham, and Jared Hobbs
Wildlife, British Columbia
Royal British Columbia Museum
ISBN: 9780772679932
Unvarnished cover. The cover shows a drawing by Emily Carr of two artists sketching in rain and wind. Copy editor
Unvarnished: Autobiographical Sketches by Emily Carr—Emily Carr, edited by Kathryn Bridge
Art, biography
Royal British Columbia Museum
ISBN: 9780772679642
Indigenous Repatriation Handbook cover showing an artwork in white, red, and shades of blue by Indigenous artist Dylan Thomas. 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
Growing Young cover, showing a drawing of a birthday cake with many candles. Copy editor
Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100—Marta Zaraska
Penguin Random House Canada
ISBN: 9780525610182
Book cover of Shark, Skates, Rays, and Chimeras of British Columbia. The cover shows an underwater photo of a grey shark against a greenish background. Copy editor
Sharks, Skates, Rays and Chimeras of British Columbia—Gordon McFarlane and Jackie King
Royal BC Museum
ISBN: 978-0-7726-7335-0
Book cover of On the Edge, showing a rainforest in the mist. 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, showing photos of a variety of BC plants and animals. Proofreader
The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest—Collin Varner
Nature/British Columbia
Heritage House
ISBN: 9781772030914
Little Book of Cannabis cover, showing a drawing of a cannabis leaf. Substantive editor
The Little Book of Cannabis—Amanda Siebert
Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781771644044
LAVA magazine cover, showing an air photo of the mass ocean swim start at Ironman Hawaii. Copy editor, issues 1–62
LAVA magazine
LAVA Media
ISSN: 2155-1081
Cover of The Measure of My Powers, showing a multicoloured arrangement of roses against a dark background. Copy editor
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
Cover of No News Is Bad News, showing each word of the title styled as a newspaper nameplate. Structural editor
No News Is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse—and What Comes Next—Ian Gill
Current affairs and politics
Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781771642682
Cover of The Obesity Code, showing the title in black and red against a beige background. Substantive editor (together with another editor)
The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss—Jason Fung
Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781771641401
Uncommon Sense book cover, showing the title in white and red against a black background. Copy editor
Uncommon Sense: Shift Your Thinking. Take New Action. Boost Your Sales—Jill Harrington
Figure 1
ISBN: 978-1-77327-009-8
Cover of The Performance Principle. It shows the book title framed by drawings of a frog and a scorpion. Copy editor
The Performance Principle: A Practical Guide to Understanding Motivation in the Modern Workplace—Mackenzie Kyle
Figure 1
ISBN: 978-1-927958-65-0
Book cover of Placemakers, showing an urban landscape with a wireframe plan of a tower-style building superimposed on an empty lot. Proofreader
Placemakers: Emperors, Kings, Entrepreneurs: A Brief History of Real Estate Development—Herb Auerbach with Ira Nadel
Figure 1
ISBN: 978-1-927958-79-7
Cover of Yukon Sport, showing a black-and-white historical photo of spectators at an ice rink. Copy editor
Yukon Sport: An Illustrated Encyclopedia—John Firth
Figure 1
ISBN: 978-1-927958-20-9
Cover of Selling Canada, showing three paintings referencing farming, military service, and tourism. 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
Cover of an issue of Momentum magazine, showing a white woman and child on a bicycle. Copy editor, issues 52–60, 62
Momentum magazine

Corporate reports, academic reports, nonprofit and charitable societies

Cover of the magazine. The cover shows a woman's head in side view silhouetted with the words 'Brain Gain' and a shadowy outline of a brain inside the head. Copy editor, proofreader
Aperio magazine, issue 4 (download the PDF)
Azrieli Fellows Program, Azrieli Foundation
Cover of the report, showing a black-and-white photo of a light rail station. Copy editor
Employer Transit Subsidy Study—Peter Hall et al.
Academic report
Simon Fraser University Urban Studies Department
Report cover showing one of the artists and his creation, a visored helmet set with cowrie shells with raffia streamers. Proofreader
Young Africa Works: Hope, Energy, and Ingenuity
Corporate report
Mastercard Foundation and Page Two Books
Report cover, showing a photo of a building. Copy editor
PRME Report 2016
Corporate report
UBC Sauder School of Business, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics
Report cover, showing TransLink's transit system icons. Copy editor
TransLink 2014 Base Plan & Outlook, draft plan
Corporate report

Courses, textbooks, and educational materials

Screenshot from the tutorial showing point-form text on a dark background. Copy editor
Cite It!: A Tutorial on How to Cite Your Sources Correctly—Anna Woodrow
Online tutorial
Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD)
The book cover shows a drawing of the comic and tragic masks against a background of red and orange squares. Proofreader
Vox Method: The Acting Process—W. Steven Lecky
Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD)
ISBN: 978-2-89470-423-3
The book cover shows an image of an open mouth with golden lines that suggest sound waves. The background is a pattern of blue squares. Proofreader
Vox Method: Training the Voice—W. Steven Lecky
Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD)
ISBN: 978-2-89470-425-7
The cover of the book is a drawing of a man walking a dog. Copy editor
Stand Tall and Move Easy: A New Approach to Better Posture—Joanna Farmer
Textbook/physical education
Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD)
ISBN: 978-2-89470-427-1
Cover of Nursing Plans, showing a picture of a white woman in a white coat typing on a laptop. Proofreader
Resource for Writing Therapeutic Nursing Plans: 40 Examples of Nursing Problems and Interventions—Ondina Galiano and Brenda Boucher
Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD)
ISBN: 978-2-89470-377-9
Cover of the lexicon, showing a photo of a fork with pieces of pasta and vegetables speared on the tines. Fact-checker, copy editor, proofreader
Lexique français-anglais de la cuisine et de la restauration—Diana Bruno
Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD)
ISBN: print 978-2-89470-391-5; ebook 978-2-89470-392-2
Detail from a photo of a metacreated dance performance. A dancer in loose white clothes performs against a black background. Transcription and editing of recording scripts
Generative Art and Computational Creativity—Philippe Pasquier
MOOC/online course
Cover of Jazz Arranging, showing an orange treble clef symbol against a red background. Proofreader, indexer
Jazz Arranging: A Complete Guide—Richard Ferland
Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development
ISBN: 978-2-89470-381-6
Cover of Nursing Lexicon, showing part of a white person in a nursing uniform. Copy editor, proofreader (English text)
Nursing Lexicon: English–French: Lexique de soins infirmiers : francais - anglais—Suzanne Larochelle
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”
Cover of The Dental Hygienist, showing a variety of photos of families, children, and nurses in dentistry settings. Proofreader
The Dental Hygienist: A Public Health Perspective—Suzanne Turmel; translated from French by Valentina Baslyk
Textbook/public health
CCDMD (Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development)
ISBN: 978-2-89470-298-7
Cover of Common CELPIP Errors, showing the title in black and grey on a white background with some red graphics. Copy editor
CELPIP Study Guide, Common CELPIP Errors, and Interactive Learning Program
Study guide
Paragon Testing Enterprises
ISBN: 978-0-9920181-3-9
Cover of AutoCAD for the Theatre, showing a cartoon character modelled on Shakespeare measuring an item in a set of building blueprints, which form the background of the image. Copy editor, proofreader, website copy editor
AutoCAD for the Theatre—Pierre Dussol
Textbook/computer aided design
CCDMD (Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development)
ISBN: 978-2-89470-274-1


Book cover, showing the author, a white woman with blond hair, forming pastries on a kitchen counter. Proofreader
Anna Olson’s Baking Wisdom: The Complete Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Make You a Better Baker (with 150+ recipes)—Anna Olson
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780525610977
Book cover is beige with an inset image in the centre of some scallop shells and a a scallop-shaped au gratin dish on a silver tray. Proofreader
Where the River Narrows: Classic French & Nostalgic Québécois Recipes From St. Lawrence Restaurant—J-C Poirier with Joie Alvaro Kent
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780525611189
Book cover, showing a photo of table covered with bowls of salad, a plate of cupcakes, and some drinks, against a dark-green background. Copy editor
More Mandy’s: More Recipes We Love—Mandy Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe, and Meredith Erickson
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780525610496
Book cover, showing a platter of red and yellow roasted cherry tomatoes with sprigs of herbs. Proofreader
Don’t Worry, Just Cook: Delicious, Timeless Recipes for Comfort and Connection—Bonnie Stern and Anna Rupert
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780525611585
Book cover of Mandy's, showing a picture of a variety of salads against a pink background. Copy editor
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
Cover of Vegan Family Cookbook, showing a top view of three dishes of food on a marble countertop. Proofreader
The Vegan Family Cookbook: Simple, Balanced Cooking for Real Life—Anna Pippus
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 978-0-14-753130-8
Cover of Acorn, showing a tart filled with cherry tomatoes on a white plate with lots of herbs and flowers for garnish, against a navy-blue background. Copy editor
Acorn: Vegetables Re-imagined: Seasonal Recipes from Root to Stem—Shira Blustein and Brian Luptak
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780525610267
Cover of Cook More, Waste Less, showing a variety of dishes, including a cooked chicken and a stockpot filled with vegetable trimmings. Copy editor
Cook More, Waste Less: Zero-Waste Recipes to Use Up Groceries, Tackle Food Scraps, and Transform Leftovers—Christine Tizzard
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780525610656
Cover of Flavorbomb, showing a noodle dish surrounded by a chunk of Parmesan, a piece of raw onion, and an eggshell. Copy editor
Flavorbomb: A Rogue Guide to Making Everything Taste Better—Bob Blumer
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780525610892
Cover of Hawksworth, showing a bowl of fish stew against a marble countertop. Copy editor
Hawksworth: The Cookbook—David Hawksworth, Jacob Richler, and Stéphanie Nöel
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780525610090
Cover of For the Love of Cheese, showing an array of cheeses with some grapes and prosciutto on a black counter. Copy editor
For the Love of Cheese: Recipes and Wisdom from the Cheese Boutique—Afrim Pristine
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147530462
Cover of Modern Lunch, showing a salad in a jar, a salad in a bowl, and a jar of dressing. Copy editor
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
Cover of the book, showing two plates of vegetable-heavy food and a cut-up apple. 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
Cover of The Living Kitchen, showing a close-up view of a person holding a bowl of reddish-brown soup. Copy editor
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
Cover of It All Begins with Food, showing a blond child reaching into a table full of food outdoors. 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
Cover the Earls cookbook, showing a top view of a plate of noodles and a plate of salad on a wooden table. Copy editor
Earls: The Cookbook—Edited by Jim Sutherland
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147530080
Cover of Feast, showing a stylized drawing of a lake and conifer trees behind it, with the outline of a spoon superimposed. Proofreader
Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip—Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147529725
Cover of Batch, showing fresh green tomatoes with some chopped, jarred, and dried tomatoes on a rustic board against a green background. Proofreader
Batch: Over 200 Recipes, Tips and Techniques for a Well Preserved Kitchen—Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison
Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780147529794
Book cover of the Dirty Apron Cookbook. The cover shows a countertop with some pieces of freshly made uncooked ravioli and a bowl of egg wash. Copy editor
The Dirty Apron Cookbook—David Robertson
Figure 1
ISBN: 978-1-927958-17-9
BC bestseller January–March 2015; recipe in Scout magazine
Alcuin Design Awards: First place, reference category
Cover of Grilling with House of Q, showing grilled sausages in buns against a black and white tablecloth. Proofreader
Grilling with House of Q—Brian Misko
Figure 1
ISBN: 978-1-927958-10-0
BC bestseller; Globe and Mail bestseller June 2015
Cover of the Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook, showing a pint glass of beer with three inset photos at the bottom showing prepared dishes. 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”
Book cover, showing the title against a white background with a block of chocolate and a broccoli floret. Proofreader
Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate: Because Food, Love and Life Should Be Delicious!—Liz Pearson
Whitecap Books
ISBN: 978-1-77050-211-6
Cover of Everyone Can Cook Everything, showing photos of chicken, fish, and lemon cupcakes. 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.

Self-published books

Cover of Fear Is the Mind Killer, showing a white person doing martial arts against a purple background. 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 of Love Trumps Grief, showing the author with her husband and two young sons. Copy editor, proofreader
Love Trumps Grief—Kristin Akin
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-45751-256-8
Book cover of Jane Austen's Guide to Good Relationships. The cover shows the silhouettes of a young man and a young woman sitting apart on a stone staircase. Copy editing, ebook formatting
Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Relationships—Ronald W. Richardson
Self-help, relationships
ISBN: 978-1541114623
Cover of Pastoral Care, showing the title in white against a background of blue and gold. 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
Cover of A Prehistoric Odyssey, showing a dinosaur skeleton lying in sand. Copy editor
A Prehistoric Odyssey—Marie Mai Perron
Science fiction novel
ISBN: 978-1-46201-866-6
Book cover of The Mindless Investor. The cover shows a photo of the author, a white man. Structural editor, copy editor, proofreader
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
Cover of Wild Places, showing a variety of wilderness landscapes. Copy editor
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 logo, a red square with a caret symbol in white and the words editors reviseurs Canada
Editors Canada Directory
LinkedIn profile
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