Eva Silverfine

Eva Silverfine - Editor

San Marcos, United States

Twenty-five years of experience as a copy / line editor, primarily in science, for university, museum, and association presses.

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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 a 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 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.
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English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Geography
History
Life Sciences
Nature
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Copy editor/ technical editor

Self-employed
January, 1994 – Present (almost 27 years)

I am a copy editor with more than twenty-five years experience in editing journal and book manuscripts primarily in the biological sciences, with particular expertise in ecology, evolution, aquatic ecosystems, natural history, and natural resource management. I am comfortable editing manuscripts that are quantitative in nature and have edited journals, monographs, manuals, and books for academic, professional, and general audiences. My clients have included the Smithsonian Institution; University of Texas Press; Society of Freshwater Biologists; American Fisheries Society; American Museum of Natural History; Holt, Rinehart and Winston; Agency for International Development; Peace Corps; and individuals in academia.

Portfolio (25 selected works)

Plant Kin: A Multispecies Ethnography in Indigenous Brazil (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture)

Theresa L. Miller

The Indigenous Canela inhabit a vibrant multispecies community of nearly 3,000 people and over 300 types of cultivated and wild plants living together in Maranhão State in the Brazilian Cerrado (savannah), a biome threatened with deforestation and climate change. In the face of these environmental threats, Canela women and men work to maintain riverbank and forest gardens and care for their gr... read more

The Indigenous Canela inhabit a vibrant multispecies community of nearly 3,000 people and over 300 types of cultivated and wild plants living together in Maranhão State in the Brazilian Cerrado (savannah), a biome threatened with deforestation and climate change. In the face of these environmental threats, Canela women and men work to maintain riverbank and forest gardens and care for their gr... read more

A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis (Peter T. Flawn Series in Natural Resource)

Seamus McGraw

As a changing climate threatens the whole country with deeper droughts and more furious floods that put ever more people and property at risk, Texas has become a bellwether state for water debates. Will there be enough water for everyone? Is there the will to take the steps necessary to defend ourselves against the sea? Is it in the nature of Americans to adapt to nature in flux?The most compr... read more

As a changing climate threatens the whole country with deeper droughts and more furious floods that put ever more people and property at risk, Texas has become a bellwether state for water debates. Will there be enough water for everyone? Is there the will to take the steps necessary to defend ourselves against the sea? Is it in the nature of Americans to adapt to nature in flux?The most compr... read more

Astride Two Worlds: Technology and the American Civil War

By the middle of the nineteenth century, industrialization and military-technological innovation were beginning to alter drastically the character and conditions of warfare as it had been conducted for centuries. Occurring in the midst of these far-reaching changes, the American Civil War can justly be labeled both the last great preindustrial war and the first major war of the industrial age.... read more

By the middle of the nineteenth century, industrialization and military-technological innovation were beginning to alter drastically the character and conditions of warfare as it had been conducted for centuries. Occurring in the midst of these far-reaching changes, the American Civil War can justly be labeled both the last great preindustrial war and the first major war of the industrial age.... read more

Weather in Texas: The Essential Handbook

George W. Bomar

Only in Texas could a snowstorm pelt the Panhandle at the very moment abrasive dust is scouring the Permian Basin while searing heat is wilting the Winter Garden region in the south. The state's large size and central location within North America subject it to a great variety of weather occurrences. Texas state meteorologist George W. Bomar has been observing Texas weather for nearly half a c... read more

Only in Texas could a snowstorm pelt the Panhandle at the very moment abrasive dust is scouring the Permian Basin while searing heat is wilting the Winter Garden region in the south. The state's large size and central location within North America subject it to a great variety of weather occurrences. Texas state meteorologist George W. Bomar has been observing Texas weather for nearly half a c... read more

Photographic Guide to Longhorned Beetles of Bolivia: Guía Fotográfica de Escarabajos Longicornios de Bolivia

Steven Wayne Lingafelter, James Earl Wappes, Julieta Ledezma Arias

With loss of habitats throughout the world occurring at a staggering rate, it is critical to document what is being lost. This book strives to do that by focusing on longhorned woodboring beetles in Bolivia. Wholesale clearing of large tracts of land kills everything or forces species to move quickly to other areas, disrupting the balance of the ecosystem. This book will help people discover a... read more

With loss of habitats throughout the world occurring at a staggering rate, it is critical to document what is being lost. This book strives to do that by focusing on longhorned woodboring beetles in Bolivia. Wholesale clearing of large tracts of land kills everything or forces species to move quickly to other areas, disrupting the balance of the ecosystem. This book will help people discover a... read more

My Life on the Mysterious Island of Nanotechnology

Zvi Yaniv

What causes an Israeli born in Romania to immigrate to America and end up with over three hundred patents in his name in the most exciting scientific and technological breakthroughs of the twentieth century? Join the adventures of physicist, inventor, and entrepreneur Zvi Yaniv and see how Jules Verne's book, The Mysterious Island, ignited his imagination and love for science, which, in turn, ... read more

What causes an Israeli born in Romania to immigrate to America and end up with over three hundred patents in his name in the most exciting scientific and technological breakthroughs of the twentieth century? Join the adventures of physicist, inventor, and entrepreneur Zvi Yaniv and see how Jules Verne's book, The Mysterious Island, ignited his imagination and love for science, which, in turn, ... read more

Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History Guides)

Campell Loughmiller, Lynn Loughmiller, Joe Marcus

With more than 175,000 copies sold, Texas Wildflowers has established itself as the go-to guide for identifying the state’s roadside flowers. This new edition has been completely reorganized by flower colors (and within each color section, by flowering season) to make it even easier to identify the flowers you see as you travel through Texas. Every wildflower is illustrated with a beautiful fu... read more

With more than 175,000 copies sold, Texas Wildflowers has established itself as the go-to guide for identifying the state’s roadside flowers. This new edition has been completely reorganized by flower colors (and within each color section, by flowering season) to make it even easier to identify the flowers you see as you travel through Texas. Every wildflower is illustrated with a beautiful fu... read more

Amarakaeri: Connecting Biodiversity

Francisco Dallmeier, Adriana Bravo

Highlighting the enormous biodiversity of the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve (ACR) and the critical role this protected area plays in the conservation of Madre de Dios, in southeastern Peru, Amarakaeri: Connecting Biodiversity offers readers a glimpse into the extensive research conducted by scholars from the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and their Peruvian counterpa... read more

Highlighting the enormous biodiversity of the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve (ACR) and the critical role this protected area plays in the conservation of Madre de Dios, in southeastern Peru, Amarakaeri: Connecting Biodiversity offers readers a glimpse into the extensive research conducted by scholars from the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and their Peruvian counterpa... read more

Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications

Brower, Andrew V. Z., Schuh, Randall T.

Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need

Hoffmann, Michael P., Koplinka-Loehr, Carrie, Eiseman, Danielle L.

Texas Turtles & Crocodilians: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History Guides™)

Troy D. Hibbitts, Terry L. Hibbits

Texas has a large and diverse turtle population, with forms that are found nowhere else (Cagle’s Map Turtle and the Texas Map Turtle) and wide-ranging species that barely touch the state, including the Painted Turtles and the Rough-footed Mud Turtle. From the Sabine River to El Paso, and from the Rio Grande to the Panhandle, thirty-one native and established exotic turtle species are definitel... read more

Texas has a large and diverse turtle population, with forms that are found nowhere else (Cagle’s Map Turtle and the Texas Map Turtle) and wide-ranging species that barely touch the state, including the Painted Turtles and the Rough-footed Mud Turtle. From the Sabine River to El Paso, and from the Rio Grande to the Panhandle, thirty-one native and established exotic turtle species are definitel... read more

The Mammals of Texas

David J. Schmidly, Robert D. Bradley

From reviews of previous editions:"This is the standard reference about Texas mammals." —Wildlife Activist"A must for anyone seriously interested in the wildlife of Texas." —Texas Outdoor Writers Association News"[This book] easily fills the role of both a field guide and a desk reference, and is written in a style that appeals to the professional biologist and amateur naturalist alike. . . . ... read more

From reviews of previous editions:"This is the standard reference about Texas mammals." —Wildlife Activist"A must for anyone seriously interested in the wildlife of Texas." —Texas Outdoor Writers Association News"[This book] easily fills the role of both a field guide and a desk reference, and is written in a style that appeals to the professional biologist and amateur naturalist alike. . . . ... read more

American Bamboos

Emmett J. Judziewicz, Lynn G. Clark, Ximena Londoño, Margaret J. Stern

Drawing on two decades of fieldwork in the United States and fifteen Latin American countries, the authors bring together current knowledge of the structure, ecology, human uses, conservation value, evolution, and diversity of the forty-one genera of American woody and herbaceous bamboos. They also discuss three genera of basal grasses that resemble bamboos. They describe the importance of bam... read more

Drawing on two decades of fieldwork in the United States and fifteen Latin American countries, the authors bring together current knowledge of the structure, ecology, human uses, conservation value, evolution, and diversity of the forty-one genera of American woody and herbaceous bamboos. They also discuss three genera of basal grasses that resemble bamboos. They describe the importance of bam... read more

Fisheries Techniques

Donna L. Parrish, and Trent M. Sutton, Editors Alexander V. Zale

Book by Alexander V. Zale, Donna L. Parrish, and Trent M. Sutton, editors

Book by Alexander V. Zale, Donna L. Parrish, and Trent M. Sutton, editors

Inland Fisheries Management in North America, 3rd Edition 2010

Wayne and Quist, Michael Hubert

Book by Hubert, Wayne and Quist, Michael

Book by Hubert, Wayne and Quist, Michael

Analysis and Interpretation of Freshwater Fisheries Data

This long-awaited text is an excellent companion to AFS's Fisheries Techniques because it provides a frame of reference for appropriate sample design, analysis, and interpretation of freshwater fisheries data. The chapters are organized by fish and fisheries data types, including recruitment, mortality, biotelemetry, habitat, and predator-prey interactions, within major topic areas, such as po... read more

This long-awaited text is an excellent companion to AFS's Fisheries Techniques because it provides a frame of reference for appropriate sample design, analysis, and interpretation of freshwater fisheries data. The chapters are organized by fish and fisheries data types, including recruitment, mortality, biotelemetry, habitat, and predator-prey interactions, within major topic areas, such as po... read more

TURTLE CONSERVATION

KLEMENS MICHAEL W

Considering the most significant problems facing turtles and tortoises worldwide, Michael Klemens and eighteen international experts on turtle biology and conservation chart successes and failures of past conservation programs, discuss the use of genetics and demography in turtle conservation, and propose more effective strategies that take into account chelonian biology as well as the economi... read more

Considering the most significant problems facing turtles and tortoises worldwide, Michael Klemens and eighteen international experts on turtle biology and conservation chart successes and failures of past conservation programs, discuss the use of genetics and demography in turtle conservation, and propose more effective strategies that take into account chelonian biology as well as the economi... read more

Watershed Restoration: Principles and Practices

J. E. Williams, C.A. Wood, M. P. Dombeck

Summary Human demand on our natural resources continues to grow as aquatic and riparian ecosystems continue to decline. Virtually all watersheds have been modified or degraded by human development often resulting in loss of high-quality water, productive soil, and loss of diverse plant and animal communities. Watershed restoration is a fundamental element of the new ecosystem management philos... read more

Summary Human demand on our natural resources continues to grow as aquatic and riparian ecosystems continue to decline. Virtually all watersheds have been modified or degraded by human development often resulting in loss of high-quality water, productive soil, and loss of diverse plant and animal communities. Watershed restoration is a fundamental element of the new ecosystem management philos... read more

Hubble's Legacy: Reflections by Those Who Dreamed It, Built It, and Observed the Universe with It (Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge)

The development and operation of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have resulted in many rich legacies, most particularly in science and technology—but in culture as well. It is also the first telescope in space that has been utilized as effectively as if it were situated on a mountaintop here on earth, accessible for repair and improvement when needed. This book, which includes contributions f... read more

The development and operation of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have resulted in many rich legacies, most particularly in science and technology—but in culture as well. It is also the first telescope in space that has been utilized as effectively as if it were situated on a mountaintop here on earth, accessible for repair and improvement when needed. This book, which includes contributions f... read more

Evolution and the Aquatic Ecosystem: Defining Unique Units in Population Conservation

J. L. Nielsen

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Uses & Effects of Cultured Fishes in Aquatic Ecosystems (Symposium Series : No 15)

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP ON, Harold L., Jr. Schramm, Robert G. Piper

Book by INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP ON, Schramm, Harold L., Jr., Piper, Robert G.

Book by INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP ON, Schramm, Harold L., Jr., Piper, Robert G.

Advances in Morphometrics (Nato Science Series A:)

This volume is based on the NATO Advanced Study Institute, "Advances in Mor­ phometries" held in 11 Ciocco, Tuscany, Italy from July 18-30, 1993, and directed by Leslie F. Marcus. The "Advances in Morphometries" ASI was advertised in Nature and a number of professional journals. Announcements were sent to relevant institutions and departments throughout the world. Because NATO required that th... read more

This volume is based on the NATO Advanced Study Institute, "Advances in Mor­ phometries" held in 11 Ciocco, Tuscany, Italy from July 18-30, 1993, and directed by Leslie F. Marcus. The "Advances in Morphometries" ASI was advertised in Nature and a number of professional journals. Announcements were sent to relevant institutions and departments throughout the world. Because NATO required that th... read more

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Roy Meals
Eva's review was timely, sensitive, and helpful.

Roy Meals, September 2019

Eva Silverfine
Thank you! And best wishes as you proceed with your project. I enjoyed reading the piece you shared.

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