Karrin Varucene

Karrin Varucene - Editor Tick

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

Editorial professional for 9+ years, specializing in educational content and personal nonfiction. You write. I polish. You shine.

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Overview

I’m an experienced editorial professional offering developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading services, and specializing in educational and nonfiction content. I planted my editorial roots in higher education book publishing in New York City in 2009. Over five years, I rapidly progressed from Editorial Assistant to Associate Editor to Developmental Editor at Bedford/St. Martin’s (now Macmillan Education), an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.

I moved into freelance editing while relocating to the West Coast and continued growing my editorial experience through work on higher education materials, and nonfiction manuscripts that included a memoir and an educational healthcare pamphlet.

Over the past few years, I’ve worked in an editorial role at a digital marketing agency—adding knowledge of B2B tech, thought leadership content development, social media marketing, and SEO to my editorial expertise.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference

Work experience

Associate Editor/Editor/Assistant Managing Editor

Weber Shandwick
October, 2015 – October, 2018 (about 3 years)

Developmental Editor

Bedford/St. Martin's
January, 2013 – July, 2014 (over 1 year)

Associate Editor

Bedford/St. Martin's
July, 2011 – January, 2013 (over 1 year)

Editorial Assistant

Bedford/St. Martin's
October, 2009 – July, 2011 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Focus on Writing: Paragraphs and Essays

Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

Focus on Writing offers students thorough coverage of writing college paragraphs and essays in a visually inviting format and with a unique tool for assessing and revising writing: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST method. Standing for Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions, this practical tool helps students self-edit their writing for unity, s... read more

Focus on Writing offers students thorough coverage of writing college paragraphs and essays in a visually inviting format and with a unique tool for assessing and revising writing: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST method. Standing for Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions, this practical tool helps students self-edit their writing for unity, s... read more

Focus on Reading and Writing: Essays

Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

PACKAGE THIS TITLE WITH OUR 2016 MLA SUPPLEMENT, Documenting Sources in MLA Style (package ISBN-13: 9781319088187). Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Focus on ... read more

PACKAGE THIS TITLE WITH OUR 2016 MLA SUPPLEMENT, Documenting Sources in MLA Style (package ISBN-13: 9781319088187). Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Focus on ... read more

Writing First with Readings: Paragraphs and Essays

Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

PACKAGE THIS TITLE WITH OUR 2016 MLA SUPPLEMENT, Documenting Sources in MLA Style (package ISBN-13: 9781319088040). Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Best-sell... read more

PACKAGE THIS TITLE WITH OUR 2016 MLA SUPPLEMENT, Documenting Sources in MLA Style (package ISBN-13: 9781319088040). Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Best-sell... read more

Writing First with Readings: Practice in Context

Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

Best-selling authors and veteran college writing instructors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell believe that students learn to write best when they use their own writing as a starting point. In Writing First with Readings: Practice in Context, designed for the paragraph to essay course, Kirszner and Mandell take seriously the ideas and expressive abilities of developmental students, as well a... read more

Best-selling authors and veteran college writing instructors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell believe that students learn to write best when they use their own writing as a starting point. In Writing First with Readings: Practice in Context, designed for the paragraph to essay course, Kirszner and Mandell take seriously the ideas and expressive abilities of developmental students, as well a... read more

Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition

Alfred Rosa, Paul Eschholz

Models for Writers is a best-selling book with a simple yet effective combination that has worked for thousands of instructors and millions of students: short, accessible essays and helpful, thorough writing instruction. Models continues to offer thought-provoking readings organized to demonstrate not only the rhetorical strategies that students will use in their own essays but also the elemen... read more

Models for Writers is a best-selling book with a simple yet effective combination that has worked for thousands of instructors and millions of students: short, accessible essays and helpful, thorough writing instruction. Models continues to offer thought-provoking readings organized to demonstrate not only the rhetorical strategies that students will use in their own essays but also the elemen... read more

The Bedford/St. Martin's Textbook Reader

Ellen Kuhl Repetto

For use either as a supplement or a stand-alone text, this brief, inexpensive collection of chapters from market-leading introductory college textbooks gives students essential practice in reading across the disciplines. Beginning with a chapter on college success, The Bedford/St. Martin's Textbook Reader also includes chapters from current texts on composition, mass communication, history, ps... read more

For use either as a supplement or a stand-alone text, this brief, inexpensive collection of chapters from market-leading introductory college textbooks gives students essential practice in reading across the disciplines. Beginning with a chapter on college success, The Bedford/St. Martin's Textbook Reader also includes chapters from current texts on composition, mass communication, history, ps... read more

The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, Research Manual, and Handbook

X. J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, Marcia F. Muth

Both reliable and innovative, The Bedford Guide for College Writers involves students in active learning, whether their writing class meets on campus or online. The guide contains a process-oriented rhetoric, a thematic reader, a research manual, and a handbook, giving students everything they need for success in writing, all in one affordable book. Each part provides frequent opportunities fo... read more

Both reliable and innovative, The Bedford Guide for College Writers involves students in active learning, whether their writing class meets on campus or online. The guide contains a process-oriented rhetoric, a thematic reader, a research manual, and a handbook, giving students everything they need for success in writing, all in one affordable book. Each part provides frequent opportunities fo... read more

Joining the Conversation: A Guide and Handbook for Writers

Mike Palmquist

PACKAGE THIS TITLE WITH OUR 2016 MLA SUPPLEMENT, Documenting Sources in MLA Style (package ISBN-13: 9781319086800). Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. With a co... read more

PACKAGE THIS TITLE WITH OUR 2016 MLA SUPPLEMENT, Documenting Sources in MLA Style (package ISBN-13: 9781319086800). Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. With a co... read more

The Everyday Writer with 2016 MLA Update

Andrea A. Lunsford

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.Contexts for writing keep changing, and Andrea Lunsford knows that every writer needs to engage with audiences a... read more

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.Contexts for writing keep changing, and Andrea Lunsford knows that every writer needs to engage with audiences a... read more

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