Hi, I’m Emily Farris, the woman behind Sidework Content Studio — a boutique lifestyle content agency.

In the fifth grade, I won the D.A.R.E. essay contest.

Since then, I’ve written for Bon Appetit, Food 52, The Cut, The Kitchn, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Taste, Epicurious, BuzzFeed, Country Living, ELLE Decor, Hunker, BUST Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, CNN, The Daily Beast, and many more websites and publications you’ve actually heard of (and, yes, I know one shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition, but it sounds so snooty any other way).

My first cookbook, Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff for Your Oven, was published by Penguin in 2008. I’ve also contributed to Charlotte Druckman’s Women on Food anthology, as well as The BUST DIY Guide to Life.

Beyond editorial writing, I’m one of those weirdos who truly loves the challenge of creating branded content — whether I’m telling a story, writing a service piece, or developing a recipe to showcase a product or brand. I’ve worked with Food Network, HGTV, the Washington Post Brand Studio, Eater, and others to produce pieces for Home Depot, Starbucks, KitchenAid, Capital One, Google Express, French’s, Coca-Cola, Boar’s Head, Cabinets to Go, Boulevard Brewing Company, and many more household names.

I live in Kansas City, MO with my husband, two young sons, two rowdy rescue mutts, and three backyard chickens.

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What Others Say

Obviously, I’m going to say good things about myself. But here are some nice things other people with important jobs (plus my mom) have said about me.  

“Emily is an amazing writer and excellent communicator with an impressive record of crafting campaigns across traditional and emerging channels. She has an incredible gift for digital storytelling, and is one of my most respected colleagues in the space!”

Jenna Bromberg

Sr. Director of Brand Marketing, Hilton

“Since first hiring Emily as a consultant in 2014, she’s taught me so much about marketing my small business on social media. Any entrepreneur would be lucky to learn what she knows.”

Zach Moores

Owner, Crows Coffee

“She’s pretty good at all that computer stuff.”


Emily's Mom

“Emily is a pro at creating a unique social voice, knowing how to capture an audience and keep them coming back for more. In addition to being an amazing storyteller, she’s the best kind of influencer — authentic. From optimization to content creation, Emily is great at distilling a complex challenge into a simple solution… and she usually does it with grace and a drink in her hand.”

Natalie Gershon

VP, Marketing, Boulevard Brewing Company