After going into business for herself in 1999, Amy wrote articles for a wide range of publications, including: Minnesota Bride and Wisconsin Bride magazines, inbusiness magazine (green business publication), Women’s Business Minnesota, Midwest Home, Where Twin Cities, Access Press (disability newspaper), City Business magazine, Conscious Choice (environmental publication), Minnesota Lawyer, The Circle (Native American newspaper), Wildlife Art magazine, Cats magazine; The Lakeshore Weekly News, The Laker newspaper, The Philanthropy News Network (an on-line news network), and The Guidance Channel (Amy wrote a monthly online column for the teaching community about multiculturalism and diversity).
Amy’s travel articles have been published in The Saint Paul Pioneer Press and the Los Angeles Times. Amy has done freelance editorial and writing work for a wide range of clients, including nonprofit organizations, marketing companies, medical companies, book authors, book publishers, and more. She has managed two publications on a freelance basis, including International Wolf magazine (see http://www.wolf.org/learn/wolf-news/wolf-magazine/) and Lake Minnetonka magazine (see http://lakeminnetonkamag.com).
See Books and Writing Services for a list of published books Amy has written.Go to Editorial Services to see the types of books she has edited.
Amy Farrar's career began before she graduated from college in 1989. While at Rutgers, Amy was a staff writer for the school’s newspaper, The Daily Targum (see www.dailytargum.com). Amy has a BA in English with a minor in History from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
After graduating, Amy worked as the managing editor of a weekly newspaper in New Jersey called The New Egypt Press. This job laid a very solid foundation for her career in writing and editing, since she was responsible for nearly every aspect of the newspaper’s production, including reporting and writing articles, managing a small staff of freelance reporters, taking and sizing photographs, editing all content, and laying out the newspaper.
Following that position, Amy worked as a staff writer for two international medical trade publications, Infectious Disease News (see http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease) and Infectious Diseases In Children (see http://www.healio.com/pediatrics/news/print/infectious-diseases-in-children), specializing in writing about vaccines and covering meetings at the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.
After moving to Minnesota in 1995, Amy worked as a proposal writer for Express Scripts (then known as ValueRx), a pharmaceutical benefits management company, generating a large volume of proposals for clients (see www.express-scripts.com). Prior to going into business for herself, Amy also worked as a communications specialist for PACER Center, a nonprofit organization that helps children with disabilities.
Farrar Writing & Editing, 1999-Present