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 can work with texts with specialized vocabularies, tables and figures, and quantitative material. Regardless of the subject matter, I will work to ensure the text is comprehensible, consistent, and clean. I can 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.
Recently Edited Volumes
Single- and Co-Authored Volumes
Loughmiller, C., and L. Loughmillter. In press. Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide. New edn. updated by J. Marcus. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
Lingafelter, S. W., J. E. Wappes, and J. L. Arias. In press. Photographic Guide to Longhorned Beetles of Bolivia. A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
Bomar, G.W. In press. Weather in Texas: The Essential Handbook, 3rd edn. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
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, NY: 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, TX: University of Texas Press. (276 pages)
Schmidly, D.J., and R. D. Bradley. 2016. The Mammals of Texas, 7th edn. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. (720 pages)
Zale, A.V., D. L. Parrish, and T. M. Sutton, editors. 2012. Fisheries Techniques, 3rd edn. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. (1069 pages.)
Hubert, W. A., and M. C. Quist, editors. 2010. Inland Fisheries Management in North America, 3rd edn. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. (780 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.
Charola, A. E., C. Wegener, and R. J. Koestler, editors. 2014. Unexpected: Earthquake 2011—Lessons to Be Learned. Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation, number 4. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC. (120 pages.)
Launius, R. D., and D. H. DeVorkin, editors. 2014. Hubble’s Legacy: Reflections by Those Who Dreamed It, Built It, and Observed the Universe with It. A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC. (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.
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, R. 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, number 645.