Natalie Silver

Natalie Silver – Editor

Freelance copyeditor, proofreader, and writer. Two decades of experience working on books, journals, websites, and more.


I am passionate about the publishing industry and thrive on the nuts and bolts required to finish a project in a timely fashion. I am a seasoned copyeditor and proofreader and truly enjoy the process of polishing a work for publication. I will accommodate your schedule, returning your projects in a punctual and professional manner. I have edited and proofread books in a variety of fields, including education, ethics, medicine, music, nursing, parenting, psychology, religion, and science. Some current and former clients include: University of Illinois Press, Templeton Press, Healthline Media, and Wolters Kluwer Health. I have also copyedited several doctoral dissertations. I am familiar with the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, Chicago Manual of Style, American Psychological Association (APA) Style, and other house styles.
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Parenting & Families Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (US)

Work experience


May, 2013 — Present

Take words on the page (or screen) to a new level by hiring a professional writer and editor to create, edit, and polish your written documents.

With more than 15 years of experience in the publishing industry, I can tackle any publishing need, including:

*Technical Writing
*Grant Writing
*Blogging and Social Media
*Project Management

I have worked with a variety of clients, including publishers, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and individuals.

Templeton Press

Mar, 2005 — May, 2013 (about 8 years)

Managed all aspects of the editorial department, including negotiating and writing contracts with authors, hiring and supervising freelance copyeditors and proofreaders, reviewing and editing manuscripts, and communicating with other departments. Supervised publication of more than eighty books. Sold rights and managed permissions.


You’ve been reading everything in sight about what to expect as a new mom —“Should I breastfeed or use formula?”; “Do we vaccinate right away?”; “Oh God, is eating the placenta a thing now?” But what you’ve been desperately looking for is a guide that tells yo... read more
The world of work is changing rapidly. As a Christian trying to discern the right career path, you might perceive the marketplace as a bewildering and anxiety-provoking place. You might even worry you’ll have to sacrifice your values to have a successful caree... read more
Research is all about writing, but most PhD programs don't teach students how to produce the writing needed to get a PhD, publish research, or win fellowships and grants. Plus, the academic environment can feel as cold and harsh as the South Pole. But just as ... read more
Why are young people dropping out of religious institutions? Can anything be done to reverse the trend? In Got Religion?, Naomi Schaefer Riley examines the reasons for the defection, why we should care, and how some communities are successfully addressing the ... read more
A powerful treatise that demonstrates the existence of altruism in nature, with surprising implications for human society Does altruism exist? Or is human nature entirely selfish? In this eloquent and accessible book, famed biologist David Sloan Wilson provide... read more
Why "nothing" may hold the key to the next era of theoretical physics
Integrating the Islamic faith with modern psychotherapy is at the forefront of the spiritually integrated psychotherapy movement. To bring this work to wider attention and to promote its continuation, Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam has brought together the present v... read more
Many people embark on the journey of adoption and foster care but are unprepared for the challenges that await them along the way. Replanted takes an honest look at the joys and hardships that come with choosing this journey and provides a model of faith-based... read more
What is the state of Christianity in China, really? Some scholars say that China is invulnerable to religion. Some say that past efforts of missionaries have failed, writing off those who were converted as nothing more than “rice Christians,” or cynical souls ... read more
Does science have all the answers? Can it even deal with abstract reasoning which reaches beyond the world experienced by us? How can we be so sure that the physical world is sufficiently ordered to be intelligible to humans? How is it that mathematics, a prod... read more
Burn out. Two words that haunt those in high stress jobs, especially in the medical profession. Long hours and the literal life-and-death nature of the field creates expectations to not only be on call at all hours, but to be at one’s best, even at 3:00 AM aft... read more
Are you a busy mom looking for a simple system that you can get started on right away that makes permanent lifestyle changes achievable? You’ve probably tried it all, whether it’s diets, supplements, shakes, exercise routines, or any number of health, fitness ... read more
"If young adults could be guided in the right direction for a life journey of meaning and purpose we would be grooming the leaders of tomorrow for a better world. This book is the perfect guide.”—Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbe... read more
Why efforts to create a scientific basis of morality are doomed to fail In this illuminating book, James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky recount the centuries-long, passionate quest to discover a scientific foundation for morality. The "new moral science" le... read more
Whether in comic books or on movie screens, superhero stories are where many people first encounter questions about how they should conduct their lives.Although these outlandish figures—in their capes, masks, and tights, with their unbelievable origins and pre... read more
If there was a new wonder drug on the market that got kids to behave better, improve their grades, feel happier, and avoid risky behaviors, many parents around the world would be willing to empty their bank accounts to acquire it. Amazingly, such a product act... read more
As we all know and as many of our well established textbooks have argued for decades, the Inquisition was one of the most frightening and bloody chapters in Western history, Pope Pius XII was anti-Semitic and rightfully called “Hitler’s Pope,” the Dark Ages we... read more
Is there a meaning to our suffering? Is hope realistic when tragedy befalls us? Is a return to normalcy possible after our life is uprooted by catastrophe? These are the questions that disaster psychologist Dr. Jamie Aten wrestled with when he was diagnosed wi... read more
The tech giants of silicon valley design their products to hook even the most sophisticated adults. Imagine then, the influence these devices have on the developing minds of young people. Touted as tools of the future that kids must master to ensure a job in t... read more

Natalie has 17 reviews





Laurie S.

Laurie S.

Jul, 2023

Natalie was a pleasure to work with. She's very professional, knowledgable, and courteous. Highly recommended!
Natalie S.
Laurie, It was a pleasure to work on this project with you. I wish you the best in getting it out into the world! Natalie
F. J. T.

F. J. T.

Jun, 2023

Natalie was great to work with. My nonfiction book was complicated by having a slew of references and notes, which Natalie handled well. She also explained her logic and thinking to me. It was an excellent collaboration with a very responsive editor.
Natalie S.
I enjoyed collaborating with F. J. on this book and hope it gets into the hands of many teens and parents involved in the college search process.
Michael H.

Michael H.

Sep, 2022

Natalie communicated with me throughout the process and finished faster than expected. If you need a professional to polish your work then you are in good hands with Natalie!
Natalie S.
Thank you, Michael. It was a pleasure to work with you on your project.
German P.

German P.

Sep, 2022

Natalie was nothing but perfect proofreading my manuscript. I thought it was in good shape before her review... She was highly professional and quick. Highly recommended.
Natalie S.
I enjoyed working with German and wish him well on this publishing endeavor.
Geoffrey H.

Geoffrey H.

Apr, 2022

My project was a book about skincare for consumers based on medical evidence. Natalie made my draft more readable and her editing was great. I would recommend her.
Natalie S.
Dear Geoff, Thank you for the review. I appreciate your feedback. You were a pleasure to work with and I wish you the best of luck with your project. Best, Natalie

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