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; Cornell University Press; Island Press; University of Oklahoma Press; 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.

Recently Edited Volumes

Midway, S., C. Hasler, and P. Chakrabarty, editors. In press. Methods in Fish Biology, 2nd edition. Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society.

Futuyma, D. 2021. How Birds Evolve: What Science Reveals About Their Origin, Lives, and Diversity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (320 pages)

Ziffer, A. In press. The Shady Lady’s Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening, 2nd ed.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Roche, P., ed. 2021. Reading Lucan’s Civil War: A Critical Guide. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. (352 pages)

Whitelaw, J. P., J. D. Brawn, H. S. Pollock, and J. W. Fitzpatrick, eds. In press. Illuminating the Elusive Birds of the Neotropical Forest Understory. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Nordman, E. 2021. The Uncommon Knowledge of Elinor Ostrom: Essential Lessons for Collective Action. Washington, DC: Island Press. (275 pages)

Martin, K. S. 2021. Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries: New Tools to End Hunger. Washington, DC: Island Press. (280 pages)

Dougherty, M. W. 2021. Lost Tribes Found: Israelite Indians and Religious Nationalism in Early America, 1785–1848. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. (250 pages)

Hakes, J. 2021. Energy Crises: Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Hard Choices in the 1970s. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. (412 pages)

Hoffmann, M. P., C. Koplinka-Loehr, and D. L. Eiseman. 2021. Our Changing Menu: How Climate Change is Affecting Foods We Love and Need. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. (264 pages)

Brower, A. V. Z., and R. T. Schuh. 2021. Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications, 3rd ed. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. (456 pages)

Kemmis, D. 2020. Citizens Uniting to Restore Our Democracy. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. (254 pages)

Christie, P. 2020. Unnatural Companions: Rethinking Our Love of Pets in an Age of Wildlife Extinction. Washington, DC: Island Press. (282 pages)

Dallmeier, F., and A. Bravo. 2020. Amarakaeri: Connecting Biodiversity. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly 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)

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