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 have earned me an editing niche primarily—but not exclusively—in the biological sciences and natural resource management. I now have 25 years of experience as a freelance copy editor of journals, monographs, and books for academic, professional, and general audiences. Although I love to read and write fiction, my strength as a copy editor is in nonfiction, where attention to detail and clarity of communication are requisite. I work with texts with specialized vocabularies, tables and figures, and quantitative material. Regardless of the subject matter, I work to ensure the text is comprehensible, consistent, and clean. I work directly with authors or through publishers–providing both red-line edits and designer-ready copy. My clients have included the Smithsonian Institution; University of Texas Press; Society for Freshwater Science; American Fisheries Society; American Museum of Natural History; Holt, Rinehart and Winston; Agency for International Development; Peace Corps; and individuals.

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

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Recently Edited Volumes

Single- and Co-Authored Volumes

McGraw, S. In press. A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Loughmiller, C., and L. Loughmiller. In press. Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide. New edn. updated by J. Marcus. Austin: University of Texas 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.

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)

Textbooks

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)

Guy, C., and M. Brown, eds. 2007. Analysis and Interpretation of Freshwater Fisheries Data. Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society. (961 pages)

Hallerman, E. M., ed. 2003. Population Genetics: Principles and Applications for Fisheries Scientists. Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society. (458 pages)

Contributed Volumes

Charola, A. E., C. Wegener, and R. J. Koestler, eds. 2014. Unexpected: Earthquake 2011—Lessons to Be Learned. Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation, no. 4. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. (105 pages) doi:10.5479/si.19492367.4.

Klemens, M. W., ed. 2000. Turtle Conservation. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. (334 pages)

Symposia

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)

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. doi:10.5479/si.9781935623335. (220 pages)

Monographs/Series

Herrera Arrieta, Y., and P. M. Peterson. In press. Grasses of Chihuahua, Mexico. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 107. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

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.

Apodaca, M. J., J. V. Crisci, and L. Katinas. 2015. Andean Origin and Diversification of the Genus Perezia, an Ancient Lineage of Asteraceae. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 102. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

Cowie, Robert H., Kenneth A. Hayes, and Ellen E. Strong. 2015. Types of Ampullariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, with Lectotype Designations. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 645. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

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