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A photo of Em, the freelance editor of this website. She's sitting in a lawn chair by a creek, vegetation abounds.

About Em

I'm a freelance writer and editor born, raised, and still living in the Midwest. I started writing and editing as a youth and honed my skills while earning my Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature/Letters from the University of Iowa's top-tier English and creative writing program, graduating magna cum laude.

As a creative editor—I work for you; my goal is to do what is best for you and your project, whether it be a book, poetry chapbook, article, case study, or another format. I'm on your team. I'm a partner. Above all, I believe in kindness and transparency, and you can trust you will always find that with me. Clear communication is my mantra.

I also work as a project management consultant for clients. I have 7 years of experience working in project management and implementation with a strong proven track record of on-time and on-budget projects, managing complex Electronic Health Record implementations across multi-hospital systems across the United States. I am a big-picture thinker, creative problem solver, and innovator. 

My experience managing large projects is something I bring to all of my clients—whether I'm copyediting an article, writing a blog post, or managing a documentation project. Worried about staying on track with your writing goals? Consider working with me as your accountibuddy! I'll be your friendly companion who can keep you accountable to your goals and help you along the way, like a personal assistant. Task management is my jam!

No matter what you need, I look forward to discussing it with you! Your success is my success.

More about me? I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), American Medical Writers Association (AWMA), National Association of Freelance Writers and Editors (NAIWE), ACES: The Society for Editing, Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MiPA), Independent Book Publishers Associations (IBPA), and Publishing Professionals Network (PPN), Marker, and the Wisconsin Writers Association.


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I'm available for freelance writing, editing assignments, and project management and implementation projects. I'm a dedicated individual and committed to always meeting all deadlines with the highest standards of quality.


Please get in touch to work together. I go by Em Syth or Emma Syth and my pronouns are she/hers. You can use the "Let's Chat!" button to start a conversation, the contact form, or a quick email using the info below!

You can email me at em AT (replace AT with the @ symbol)

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I'll get back to you shortly!

A view of colorful autumn trees, taken by the author one November in Canada.
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