Craig Silver

Craig Silver - Editor

Brooklyn, NY, USA

I'm a skilled editor with decades of experience in New York's magazine and book publishing industries. I'm proud of being "an old pro."

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Overview

I worked as a copy editor for Forbes magazine on its print and online editions as well as on its books and specialty titles. Prior to that I was at Kensington, the book publishers, as a copy editor, reader and editorial assistant. In the past I've been an overall editor at websites, magazines and newsletters. I have expertise in the A.P. Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style. Other skills include expertise in Microsoft Word, Adobe, InDesign/InCopy, Google Docs, WordPress and Wix.

I’m addicted to words. I am excellent at bringing prose to its highest level, ferreting out errors in word choice and detecting logical gaps and inconsistencies in content. I will help you maintain tone and style, and be grammatically faultless. I am sensitive to your goals and know how to honor your intentions as a writer. I'm amiable and industrious, used to strict deadlines from multiple time zones. My specialty for the past twenty years has been business writing, but I've also edited books about pop culture. Recently I combined the two, roaming outside of publishing to develop an Off-Off-Broadway musical about-- internet start-ups.

I realize that writing can be ferociously demanding--but it can also be fun, even, when it all falls into place, exhilarating.


Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Entertainment
Health & Wellbeing

Work experience

Copy Editor

Forbes Media
August, 1998 – November, 2017 (over 19 years)

Full-time copy editor at Forbes, the international business and lifestyle magazine, its web site, books and specialty titles. Worked closely with editors, writers, fact checkers and art directors. Also contributed an online column of cultural criticism.

Copy Editor, Reader, Editorial Assistant

Kensington Publishing
September, 1997 – July, 1998 (10 months)

Assistant to editorial director Tracy Bernstein, now executive editor at Penguin Group. I worked on nonfiction and fiction titles, specializing in Kensington's new age and health lines. Was also a reader and copy editor.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Intelligent Medicine : A Guide to Optimizing Health and Preventing Illness for the Baby-Boomer Generation

Ronald L. Hoffman

Discussing each of the body's biological systems, a guide to staying fit and healthy shows how to combine the best of traditional and alternative medicine and offers preventative techniques and treatment options for common ailments. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Discussing each of the body's biological systems, a guide to staying fit and healthy shows how to combine the best of traditional and alternative medicine and offers preventative techniques and treatment options for common ailments. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Forbes January 24, 2017 30 Under 30 Jason Derulo, Halsey, Michael Phelps, James Proud

Forbes Magazine, beyond its famed lists, has a unique voice in its coverage of global business stories. Whether it's reporting on the "next Facebook" or scrutinizing a new tax law, Forbes covers stories with uncanny insight and conciseness that hurried business folks appreciate. Get Forbes magazine for rigorous, to-the-point business analysis. This is the January 24, 2017 single issue of Forbe... read more

Forbes Magazine, beyond its famed lists, has a unique voice in its coverage of global business stories. Whether it's reporting on the "next Facebook" or scrutinizing a new tax law, Forbes covers stories with uncanny insight and conciseness that hurried business folks appreciate. Get Forbes magazine for rigorous, to-the-point business analysis. This is the January 24, 2017 single issue of Forbe... read more

The Academy Awards Handbook: 1999

John Harkness

Revised and updated, an ultimate film guide encompasses every aspect of the Academy Awards by including a yearly listing of all the nominations in every category, winners and losers, trivia, celebrity photos, and a practical index. Original.

Revised and updated, an ultimate film guide encompasses every aspect of the Academy Awards by including a yearly listing of all the nominations in every category, winners and losers, trivia, celebrity photos, and a practical index. Original.

Alien Rock: The Rock 'n' Roll Extraterrestrial Connection

Michael Luckman

Whether you’re a UFO skeptic, believer, or merely a rock music fan, Alien Rock takes you on a fascinating and irreverent journey exploring the extraterrestrial stories of your favorite rock icons. From Elvis to the Beatles and from Michael Jackson to Marilyn Manson, countless rock stars have claimed to have seen, communed with, been inspired by, and sometimes even descended from extraterrestri... read more

Whether you’re a UFO skeptic, believer, or merely a rock music fan, Alien Rock takes you on a fascinating and irreverent journey exploring the extraterrestrial stories of your favorite rock icons. From Elvis to the Beatles and from Michael Jackson to Marilyn Manson, countless rock stars have claimed to have seen, communed with, been inspired by, and sometimes even descended from extraterrestri... read more

Forbes The Smarter College Guide, 2016 Edition

Forbes

An entirely new breed of college guide with a singular mission: to give parents and students the tools to make the many complicated decisions about investing in higher education and selecting the right school. The Forbes Smarter College Guide stands out among others in that it approaches the college selection process from a return-on-investment viewpoint to ensure students receive long-term va... read more

An entirely new breed of college guide with a singular mission: to give parents and students the tools to make the many complicated decisions about investing in higher education and selecting the right school. The Forbes Smarter College Guide stands out among others in that it approaches the college selection process from a return-on-investment viewpoint to ensure students receive long-term va... read more

Forbes Wisdom: 1000 Thoughts on Life and Business

B.C. Forbes, Bertie Charles Forbes

Bite-sized Servings of Timeless WisdomThe ship on a grand voyage — whether across the ocean or through the stars — is kept on the best path through small, measured course corrections. The words of Forbes Wisdom provide just this sort of guidance for anyone seeking meaningful success.B.C. Forbes, founder and editor of Forbes Magazine, often found himself with small spaces left between articles.... read more

Bite-sized Servings of Timeless WisdomThe ship on a grand voyage — whether across the ocean or through the stars — is kept on the best path through small, measured course corrections. The words of Forbes Wisdom provide just this sort of guidance for anyone seeking meaningful success.B.C. Forbes, founder and editor of Forbes Magazine, often found himself with small spaces left between articles.... read more

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