Ray Sylvester

Ray Sylvester - Editor Tick

Northampton, United States

I provide copyediting and writing services to clients in the nonfiction world, with a focus on health, diet, nutrition, and fitness.

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I’m a writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, diet, and nutrition, with an emphasis on an ancestral ("Paleo") approach. As a freelance editorial consultant, I'm driven to work with authors and clients who want to help people change their lives and see the bigger picture.

My background includes marketing and business development for third-party sellers at Amazon, social media market research at Nielsen, content marketing and strategy at Rocket Code, an ecommerce design startup, and healthcare-tech market research and journalism at the Advisory Board Company.

I’m also a Guild-Certified Practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method, a somatic approach to better movement through cultivating awareness.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Computers & Internet
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sports & outdoor recreation

Work experience

Editor/Writer

Winning Edits
March, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

Writing and editing (including ghostwriting) for a digital agency that imagines, crafts, and governs content for brands that crave a close-knit and prosperous relationship with their customers.

Senior Content Specialist

Rocket Code
August, 2015 – March, 2017 (over 1 year)

Development and execution of the content strategy for a digital agency focused on website optimization and software solutions for ambitious ecommerce brands.

Editorial Consultant

Self-employed
September, 2012 – Present (almost 6 years)

Marketing/Account Manager

Amazon Services (Amazon.com)
September, 2012 – June, 2014 (over 1 year)

As part of the third-party seller account management and marketing team at Amazon, I uncovered business development opportunities and created marketing materials aimed at helping third-party sellers grow their business on the platform. I created and edited content for email marketing materials, seller-facing videos, seller surveys, printed collateral, and other communications and initiatives.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

The Art is Long: Big Health and the New Warrior Activist

Frank Forencich

Climate change, habitat destruction and species extinctions threaten our biosphere. Political chaos, inequality and extremism wreak havoc with our societies and culture. Obesity, diabetes, depression and stress-related disorders cause our bodies pain and unhappiness. As ecopsychologist Theodore Roszak put it, “The earth hurts, and we hurt with it.” Our bodies are the canaries in the coal mine ... read more

Climate change, habitat destruction and species extinctions threaten our biosphere. Political chaos, inequality and extremism wreak havoc with our societies and culture. Obesity, diabetes, depression and stress-related disorders cause our bodies pain and unhappiness. As ecopsychologist Theodore Roszak put it, “The earth hurts, and we hurt with it.” Our bodies are the canaries in the coal mine ... read more

The Paleo Dieter's Missing Link: The Complete, Practical Guide To Living The Paleo Diet

Adam Farrah

By presenting Paleo eating as a diet genre as opposed to a static diet with black and white rules, The Paleo Dieter' s Missing Link empowers readers to create their own individualized diet, make decisions and choices for themselves and create a lifelong eating and living practice based on Paleo principles.Whether the reader s focus is on health, healing or athletic performance, the information... read more

By presenting Paleo eating as a diet genre as opposed to a static diet with black and white rules, The Paleo Dieter' s Missing Link empowers readers to create their own individualized diet, make decisions and choices for themselves and create a lifelong eating and living practice based on Paleo principles.Whether the reader s focus is on health, healing or athletic performance, the information... read more

Digestive Health with REAL Food

Aglaee Jacob MS RD

Health begins in the gut. In addition to digestive disorders, many other health problems can stem from damage to your intestines, including migraines, skin problems, autoimmune conditions, and weight abnormalities, so tackling your digestion first is smart if you want to maximize your chances of obtaining optimal health. Beyond simply managing your symptoms, Digestive Health with REAL Food wil... read more

Health begins in the gut. In addition to digestive disorders, many other health problems can stem from damage to your intestines, including migraines, skin problems, autoimmune conditions, and weight abnormalities, so tackling your digestion first is smart if you want to maximize your chances of obtaining optimal health. Beyond simply managing your symptoms, Digestive Health with REAL Food wil... read more

Dough Nation

Nadine Grzeskowiak

A compelling story from an emergency/trauma/critical care nurse's perspective of her own struggle to regain health after 40 years of being misdiagnosed as many different maladies instead of being diagnosed correctly with celiac disease after a scary 4 year plummet into multisystem organ failure. Dough Nation investigates the health, social, political and economic factors regarding gluten intol... read more

A compelling story from an emergency/trauma/critical care nurse's perspective of her own struggle to regain health after 40 years of being misdiagnosed as many different maladies instead of being diagnosed correctly with celiac disease after a scary 4 year plummet into multisystem organ failure. Dough Nation investigates the health, social, political and economic factors regarding gluten intol... read more

Paleo Magazine

Paleo Magazine is dedicated to giving people the tools and information they need to make the best personal choices for living the Paleo lifestyle. Each issue is packed with information on diet, exercise, daily living, recipes, reviews, the latest research, raising Paleo kids and much more!

Paleo Magazine is dedicated to giving people the tools and information they need to make the best personal choices for living the Paleo lifestyle. Each issue is packed with information on diet, exercise, daily living, recipes, reviews, the latest research, raising Paleo kids and much more!

Paleo Magazine Readers' Favorites Cookbook: Favorites Paleo, Primal and Grain-Free Recipes

Paleo Magazine

Paleo Magazine Readers' Favorites Cookbook is a collection of over 50 of the most popular recipes from past issues of Paleo Magazine, along with great recipes submitted by actual readers. Each delicious recipe is accompanied by at least one mouth-watering, full-color photo and is sure to become a staple in any grain-free home. With recipes such as Pumpkin Scramble, Spiced Maple Pecans, Bison S... read more

Paleo Magazine Readers' Favorites Cookbook is a collection of over 50 of the most popular recipes from past issues of Paleo Magazine, along with great recipes submitted by actual readers. Each delicious recipe is accompanied by at least one mouth-watering, full-color photo and is sure to become a staple in any grain-free home. With recipes such as Pumpkin Scramble, Spiced Maple Pecans, Bison S... read more

Paleo Magazine Readers' Favorites Holiday Recipes: All Paleo, Primal and Grain Free

Paleo Magazine Readers’ Favorites Holiday Recipes Cookbook brings together favorite recipes from our past issues as well as recipes from members of the amazing Paleo community, to give you over 75 delicious, holiday-inspired recipes. Each recipe is accompanied by a mouthwatering full-color photo, as well as the story of why that particular recipe is important to its contributor and how it help... read more

Paleo Magazine Readers’ Favorites Holiday Recipes Cookbook brings together favorite recipes from our past issues as well as recipes from members of the amazing Paleo community, to give you over 75 delicious, holiday-inspired recipes. Each recipe is accompanied by a mouthwatering full-color photo, as well as the story of why that particular recipe is important to its contributor and how it help... read more

Digestive Health with REAL Food: The Cookbook

Aglaee Jacob, Foreword by Robb Wolf

The recipes in Digestive Health with REAL Food: The Cookbook expand on the information first introduced in Digestive Health with REAL Food by providing 75 more delicious recipes to help you build your own optimal diet. Each recipe, developed by registered dietitian Aglaee Jacob, utilizes foods that are easy to digest, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense, healing and low in irritants and allergen... read more

The recipes in Digestive Health with REAL Food: The Cookbook expand on the information first introduced in Digestive Health with REAL Food by providing 75 more delicious recipes to help you build your own optimal diet. Each recipe, developed by registered dietitian Aglaee Jacob, utilizes foods that are easy to digest, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense, healing and low in irritants and allergen... read more

Let Go: Expanded Edition: How to Transform Moments of Panic into a Life of Profits and Purpose

Pat Flynn

In this expanded edition of Let Go, best-selling author and successful online entrepreneur Pat Flynn explores what it means to let go of the things that keep us from the journeys we yearn to forge and the achievements we aspire to attain. With eight new chapters, Flynn shares with readers the wisdom he’s learned during the years since he was let go from his architecture job during the height o... read more

In this expanded edition of Let Go, best-selling author and successful online entrepreneur Pat Flynn explores what it means to let go of the things that keep us from the journeys we yearn to forge and the achievements we aspire to attain. With eight new chapters, Flynn shares with readers the wisdom he’s learned during the years since he was let go from his architecture job during the height o... read more

Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs

Marc Chernoff, Angel Chernoff

Empowering advice for overcoming setbacks, from the authors of a wildly popular blog that's read by millions of engaged readers each monthThrough their popular blog Marc & Angel Hack Life, Marc and Angel Chernoff have become go-to voices in the area of personal development, reaching tens of thousands of fans each day with their fresh and relatable insights. Now they're writing the book they wi... read more

Empowering advice for overcoming setbacks, from the authors of a wildly popular blog that's read by millions of engaged readers each monthThrough their popular blog Marc & Angel Hack Life, Marc and Angel Chernoff have become go-to voices in the area of personal development, reaching tens of thousands of fans each day with their fresh and relatable insights. Now they're writing the book they wi... read more

10x Marketing Formula: Your Blueprint for Creating 'Competition-Free Content' That Stands Out and Gets Results

Garrett Moon

The dream of content marketing is that it’s going to be a magical funnel that drips money into your bank account. Its lure is that it will create an inbound sales machine.But what should you do when it doesn’t work like that? Or even at all?That’s the question this book is here to answer. It’s a formula that will show you exactly what to do (and how to do it) to achieve tenfold marketing resul... read more

The dream of content marketing is that it’s going to be a magical funnel that drips money into your bank account. Its lure is that it will create an inbound sales machine.But what should you do when it doesn’t work like that? Or even at all?That’s the question this book is here to answer. It’s a formula that will show you exactly what to do (and how to do it) to achieve tenfold marketing resul... read more

Paleo Magazine's 3rd Annual Holiday Cookbook 2015

Kate Miller

The Paleo Magazine's 3rd Holiday Cookbook brings you 75 favorite holiday-inspired recipes from members of the Paleo community. Every delicious recipe is Paleo-friendly - no grains, gluten, legumes, or soy - and is accompanied by a full-page, full-color photo, as well as insight as to why the recipe is important and how it can help make the holidays special.

The Paleo Magazine's 3rd Holiday Cookbook brings you 75 favorite holiday-inspired recipes from members of the Paleo community. Every delicious recipe is Paleo-friendly - no grains, gluten, legumes, or soy - and is accompanied by a full-page, full-color photo, as well as insight as to why the recipe is important and how it can help make the holidays special.

Paleo Fitness: Maximize Your Performance

Leslie Klenke, Jason Seib, Stacy Toth, Stephanie Gaudreau, Sarah Fragoso, Darryl Edwards, Ben Greenfield

Paleo Fitness is 280+ pages of workouts, tips, and delicious, performance-based recipes from thought leaders in both the Paleo and fitness communities! This e-book is a must-have for anyone interested in maximizing their performance and aesthetics through a diet, movement and lifestyle that is fully focused on realizing their genetic potential.Some of the incredibly talented contributors inclu... read more

Paleo Fitness is 280+ pages of workouts, tips, and delicious, performance-based recipes from thought leaders in both the Paleo and fitness communities! This e-book is a must-have for anyone interested in maximizing their performance and aesthetics through a diet, movement and lifestyle that is fully focused on realizing their genetic potential.Some of the incredibly talented contributors inclu... read more

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Benjamin Daly

Ray was fantastic. Very professional and timely. He delivered the edit to a very high standard and his communication throughout was superb. Highly recommended!

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Benjamin Daly, July 2018

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