Amy Farrar
Farrar Writing & Editing
(952) 451-5982

High-quality writing and editing services backed by more than 30 years of experience. BA in English, Rutgers University, 1989. In business since 1999. Clients include individuals, book publishers, medical organizations, nonprofits, and general businesses. In book editing, specializes in developmental editing and line editing, but offers other editorial services. In book writing, specializes in nonfiction writing in these areas: paranormal/UFO/New Age, environment/climate change, health and medical (including alternative health), historical, and travel. Also does educational writing for middle school and high school. See

Amy Farrar started out as the managing editor of a weekly newspaper (The New Egypt Press in New Jersey). She also worked as a staff writer for two international medical trade publications, Infectious Diseases in Children and Infectious Disease News.

On a freelance basis, Amy managed International Wolf Magazine and worked as associate editor of Lake Minnetonka Magazine. She has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers and is the author of four books: A Jersey Girl's Guide to the Universe (A Memoir), ADHD, Global Warming, and The Indispensable Field Guide to Freelance Writing.


“It was very easy to work with Amy.  Once she started editing my book, she gave me regular updates letting me know how things were progressing. Amy made some very useful suggestions and pointed out things in the book that need clarification. She suggested I put a map in my book letting readers know where in Europe my book was set and to add a page explaining some of the terms I had used. Amy’s skills were invaluable to me and I feel I now have a very professional manuscript.”

—Katrina Stamboulieh

Editing Services
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Proofreading, Substantive, Technical
Writing Services
Books, Journal, Magazine, Newsletter, Newspaper, Nonfiction, Rewriting
Other Services
Author coaching, Ebooks, Editorial project management, Fact-checking, Interviewing, Manuscript critique, Research
Writing: Nonfiction: Health/medical (including alternative health), environmental/climate change, historical, travel, New Age, memoir, and educational writing for middle school and high school. Editing: Nonfiction (New Age, UFO, paranormal, travel, historical, medical/scientific, environmental/climate change, middle school and high school education materials, biography); Fiction (fantasy, science fiction, horror, historical, thriller, mystery; favorite genre is speculative fiction.)
Fiction Genres
Action/adventure, Drama, Fanfiction, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Humor/satire, Mystery, Science fiction, Suspense/thriller
Nonfiction Genres
Autobiography and memoir, Biography, Creative nonfiction, Essay, History, Self-help, Travel, True crime
Age Levels
Middle grade, Young adult, New adult, Adult
End Products
Books, both edited and written; articles for magazines, newspapers, and other publications, feature articles for annual reports, medical papers and publications, etc. Author of four published books: A Jersey Girl's Guide to the Universe (A Memoir), ADHD, Global Warming: Essential Viewpoints, and The Indispensable Field Guide to Freelance Writing. See my website for more information.
Style Manuals
American Medical Association (AMA), American Psychological Association (APA), Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Google Docs, Microsoft Word