Natalie Silver

Natalie Silver - Editor

Havertown, PA, USA

Freelance copyeditor, proofreader, and writer. Fifteen years of experience working on books, journals, websites, and more.

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Overview

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.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Music
Parenting & Families
Philosophy
Psychology
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
May, 2013 – Present (over 7 years)

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:

*Editing
*Copyediting
*Proofreading
*Copywriting
*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.

Managing Editor

Templeton Press
March, 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.

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat: Strategies for Solving the Real Parenting Problems

Naomi Schaefer Riley

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 the new economy, they are in reality the culprits, stealing our children’s attention, making them anxious, agitated, and depressed.What’s... 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 the new economy, they are in reality the culprits, stealing our children’s attention, making them anxious, agitated, and depressed.What’s... read more

A Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience (Spirituality and Mental Health)

Jamie Aten

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 with Stage IV colon cancer. In this gripping memoir, Aten shares the life-affirming and faith-renewing insights that he discovered during ... 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 with Stage IV colon cancer. In this gripping memoir, Aten shares the life-affirming and faith-renewing insights that he discovered during ... read more

Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History

Rodney Stark

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 were a stunting of the progress of knowledge to be redeemed only by the secular spirit of the Enlightenment, and the religious Crusades we... 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 were a stunting of the progress of knowledge to be redeemed only by the secular spirit of the Enlightenment, and the religious Crusades we... read more

Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character

Jeffrey Froh, Giacomo Bono

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 actually does exist. It’s not regulated by the FDA, it has no ill side-effects, and it’s absolutely free and avail­able to anyone at any ti... 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 actually does exist. It’s not regulated by the FDA, it has no ill side-effects, and it’s absolutely free and avail­able to anyone at any ti... read more

Superhero Ethics: 10 Comic Book Heroes; 10 Ways to Save the World; Which One Do We Need Most Now? (Acculturated)

Travis Smith

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 preternatural powers—are often dismissed as juvenile amusements, they really are profound metaphors for different approaches to shaping one... 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 preternatural powers—are often dismissed as juvenile amusements, they really are profound metaphors for different approaches to shaping one... read more

Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality (Foundational Questions in Science)

James Davison Hunter, Paul Nedelisky

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" led by such figures as E.O. Wilson, Patricia Churchland and Joshua Greene is only the newest manifestation of an effort that has failed re... 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" led by such figures as E.O. Wilson, Patricia Churchland and Joshua Greene is only the newest manifestation of an effort that has failed re... read more

The Big Picture: A Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life

Christine B. Whelan

"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 Wellbeing What am I going to do for the rest of my life?For young people at a turning point—whether it’s facing the end of high school, colleg... 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 Wellbeing What am I going to do for the rest of my life?For young people at a turning point—whether it’s facing the end of high school, colleg... read more

Small Steps To Slim: A Simple, "No Diet" Lifestyle System for Busy Moms

RD, Ashvini Mashru MA

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 and dieting strategies. You’ve probably lost some weight, but you probably gained it back. Small Steps to Slim: A Simple No Diet Lifesty... 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 and dieting strategies. You’ve probably lost some weight, but you probably gained it back. Small Steps to Slim: A Simple No Diet Lifesty... read more

Restoring the Healer: Spiritual Self-Care for Health Care Professionals (Spirituality and Mental Health)

William Dorman

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 after a twenty-hour shift. So much energy is devoted to the care of others that self-care is forgotten.Yet, more are noticing and research ... 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 after a twenty-hour shift. So much energy is devoted to the care of others that self-care is forgotten.Yet, more are noticing and research ... read more

Beyond Matter: Why Science Needs Metaphysics

Roger Trigg

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 product of human minds, can unlock the secrets of the physical universe? Are all such questions to be ruled out as inadmissible if science c... 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 product of human minds, can unlock the secrets of the physical universe? Are all such questions to be ruled out as inadmissible if science c... read more

A Star in the East: The Rise of Christianity in China

Rodney Stark, Xiuhua Wang

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 who had frequented the missions for the benefits they provided. Some wonder if the Cultural Revolution extinguished any chances of Chris... 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 who had frequented the missions for the benefits they provided. Some wonder if the Cultural Revolution extinguished any chances of Chris... read more

Replanted: Faith-Based Support for Adoptive and Foster Families (Spirituality and Mental Health)

Jenn Ranter Hook, Joshua N. Hook, Mike Berry

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 support made up of three parts to help families thrive: Soil, Sunlight, and Water. Soil, or emotional support, addresses the need for g... 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 support made up of three parts to help families thrive: Soil, Sunlight, and Water. Soil, or emotional support, addresses the need for g... read more

Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Uniting Faith and Professional Practice (Spirituality and Mental Health)

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 volume of nine essays, each of which is written by a Muslim clinician who practices Islamically integrated psychotherapy (IIP)—a modern a... read more

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 volume of nine essays, each of which is written by a Muslim clinician who practices Islamically integrated psychotherapy (IIP)—a modern a... read more

Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality (Foundational Questions in Science)

James Davison Hunter, Paul Nedelisky

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" led by such figures as E.O. Wilson, Patricia Churchland and Joshua Greene is only the newest manifestation of an effort that has failed re... 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" led by such figures as E.O. Wilson, Patricia Churchland and Joshua Greene is only the newest manifestation of an effort that has failed re... read more

Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing (Foundational Questions in Science)

James Owen Weatherall

Why "nothing" may hold the key to the next era of theoretical physics

Why "nothing" may hold the key to the next era of theoretical physics

Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others (Foundational Questions in Science)

David Sloan Wilson

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 provides new answers to this age-old question based on the latest developments in evolutionary science. From an evolutionary viewpoint, Wilson ... 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 provides new answers to this age-old question based on the latest developments in evolutionary science. From an evolutionary viewpoint, Wilson ... read more

Got Religion?: How Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues Can Bring Young People Back

Naomi Schaefer Riley

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 problem.The traditional markers of growing up are getting married and becoming financially independent. But young adults are delaying th... 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 problem.The traditional markers of growing up are getting married and becoming financially independent. But young adults are delaying th... read more

Sexual Identity and Faith: Helping Clients Find Congruence (Spirituality and Mental Health)

Mark A. Yarhouse

Christians who struggle with a conflict between their sexual and religious identities have few therapeutic options available to them. ‘Sexual orientation change efforts’ (SOCE) have rightly fallen out of favor and are no longer practiced by most clinicians. At the same time, the common approach of gay affirmative therapy (GAT) can at times present challenges and may not be a good fit when clie... read more

Christians who struggle with a conflict between their sexual and religious identities have few therapeutic options available to them. ‘Sexual orientation change efforts’ (SOCE) have rightly fallen out of favor and are no longer practiced by most clinicians. At the same time, the common approach of gay affirmative therapy (GAT) can at times present challenges and may not be a good fit when clie... read more

The Writing Workshop: Write More, Write Better, Be Happier in Academia

Barbara W Sarnecka

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 penguins form social huddles to survive the Antarctic winter, researchers can form writing groups to help them learn how to write more, ... 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 penguins form social huddles to survive the Antarctic winter, researchers can form writing groups to help them learn how to write more, ... read more

Redeeming Work: A Guide to Discovering God's Calling for Your Career

Bryan J. Dik

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 career. How can you hope to find work that is informed by faith and that serves God’s will? Redeeming Work was written to answer just this qu... 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 career. How can you hope to find work that is informed by faith and that serves God’s will? Redeeming Work was written to answer just this qu... read more

The New Mom's Guide to New Dads: The inside scoop for moms on what new and expectant dads are thinking - straight from a dad.

Andrew Shaw

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 you what to do to help your partner figure out fatherhood because he’s kinda driving you crazy and you need more help. Sure, there are a f... read more

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 you what to do to help your partner figure out fatherhood because he’s kinda driving you crazy and you need more help. Sure, there are a f... read more

Natalie has 6 reviews

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Nancy M
Easy to work with and faster than the deadline. Greatly appreciated her availability to answer questions quickly and directly. Thank you. I'll be back! :)

Nancy M, April 2020


Andrew Shaw
Natalie was prompt and thorough in her proofreading. She worked within my deadline and made it easy to collaborate!

Andrew Shaw, February 2020

Natalie Silver
It was a pleasure to work with you, Andrew!

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Barbara Sarnecka
Great job, no complaints. I would be happy to hire Natalie again.

Barbara Sarnecka, September 2019


William Jing
Detail-oriented editor.

William Jing, September 2019


John D
Natalie does great work and it was a pleasure doing business with her.

John D, July 2019

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