Editing

Before directing my efforts toward editing, I earned an MS in ecology and spent several years in an entomology research lab. This nontraditional combination has earned me a niche primarily—but not exclusively—in the biological sciences and natural resource management. I have more than twenty-five years of experience as a freelance copy editor of journals, monographs, and books for academic, professional, and general audiences. Although I love to read fiction, my strength as a copy editor is in nonfiction, where attention to detail and clarity of communication are requisite. I often work with texts with specialized vocabularies, tables and figures, and quantitative material. My recent clients have included the Smithsonian Institution; the University of Texas Press; Island Press; University of Oklahoma Press; the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology; the Society for Freshwater Science; and the American Fisheries Society. I have also edited fiction, memoir, and self-help manuscripts.

My professional profile can be viewed at www.linkedin.com/in/evasilverfine.

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Recently Edited Volumes

Kemmis, Daniel. In Press. Citizens Uniting to Restore Our Democracy. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Christie, Peter. In Press. Unnatural Companions: Rethinking Our Love of Pets in an Age of Wildlife Extinction. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Miller, T. L. 2019. Plant Kin: A Multispecies Ethnography in Indigenous Brazil. Austin: University of Texas Press. (297 pages)

McGraw, S. 2018. A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis. Austin: University of Texas Press. (277 pages)

Loughmiller, C., and L. Loughmiller. 2018. Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide. New edn. updated by J. Marcus. Austin: University of Texas Press. (484 pages)

Herrera Arrieta, Y., and P. M. Peterson. 2018. Grasses of Chihuahua, Mexico. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 107. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. (380 pages)

Ibrahim, K. M., S. Dube, P. M. Peterson, and H. A. Hosni. 2018. Grasses of Mali. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 108. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

Bomar, G. W. 2017. Weather in Texas: The Essential Handbook, 3rd edn. Austin: University of Texas Press. (304 pages)

Lingafelter, S. W., J. E. Wappes, and J. L. Arias. 2017. Photographic Guide to Longhorned Beetles of Bolivia. A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. (260 pages)

Zvi Yaniv (as told to Debra L. Winegarten). 2017. My Life on the Mysterious Island of Nanotechnology: An Adventure through Time and Very Tiny Spaces. New York: Page Publishing. (298 pages)

Miranda, L. E. 2017. Reservoir Fish Habitat Management. Totowa, NJ: Lightening Press. (306 pages)

Hibbits, T. D., and T. L. Hibbits. 2016. Texas Turtles & Crocodilians: A Field Guide. Austin: University of Texas Press. (276 pages)

Schmidly, D. J., and R. D. Bradley. 2016. The Mammals of Texas, 7th edn. Austin: University of Texas Press. (720 pages)

Hacker, B. C., ed. 2016. Astride Two Worlds: Technology and the American Civil War. A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. (288 pages)

Charola, A. E., C. Wegener, and R. J. Koestler, eds. 2014. Unexpected: Earthquake 2011—Lessons to Be Learned. Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation 4. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. (105 pages)

Launius, R. D., and D. H. DeVorkin, eds. 2014. Hubble’s Legacy: Reflections by Those Who Dreamed It, Built It, and Observed the Universe with It. A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. (220 pages)

Ale-Rocha, R., and W. N. Mathis. 2015. A Revision of the New World Species of Paralimna Loew (Diptera: Ephydridae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 643. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. (148 pages)

Zale, A.V., D. L. Parrish, and T. M. Sutton, eds. 2012. Fisheries Techniques, 3rd edn. Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society. (1069 pages)

Hubert, W. A., and M. C. Quist, eds. 2010. Inland Fisheries Management in North America, 3rd edn. Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society. (780 pages)

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