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.

High Bridge over Harlem River, NYC

High Bridge over
Harlem River, NYC

Recently Edited Volumes

Nordman, E. In press. The Uncommon Knowledge of Elinor Ostrom: Essential Lessons for Collective Action. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Martin, K. S. In press. Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries: New Tools to End Hunger. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Dougherty, M. W. In press. Lost Tribes Found: Israelite Indians and Religious Nationalism in Early America, 1785–1848. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Hakes, J. In press. No Easy Answers: The Story of America’s Great Energy Crises. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Hoffmann, M. P., C. Koplinka-Loehr, and D. L. Eiseman. In press. Our Changing Menu: How Climate Change is Affecting Foods We Love and Need. Ithaca, NY: Cornel University Press.

Brower, A. V. Z., and R. T. Schuh. In press. Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications, 3rd ed. Ithaca, NY: Cornel University Press.

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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