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Emma Farley, MD



I am a freelance editor and proofreader with a background in medicine and health science. I work in a variety of areas ranging from health promotion to medical journalism to research to continuing medical education.

I am a Canadian family physician with years of clinical experience in primary care, care of the elderly, palliative care, and complex continuing care. I also hold a BSc(Hons) in Physiology and Pharmacology. I combine this experience with a passion for editing and rendering clear, concise, and compelling medical literature.

I bring a deep and first-hand understanding of medical science and terminology, as well as the Canadian medical system. I hope to translate this knowledge into written word, by helping writers with their craft at all levels of editing.

I can help you at any stage of your editing project whether it be development, structural editing, stylistic editing, copyediting, or proofreading.

I work with clients in a variety of fields, in a variety of genres. I am committed to plain, conscious language.

Email me today for help with your project.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Conference materials
  • E-books
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Reference materials, general
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Study guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Websites


  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Psychology and mental health