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Karrin Varucene

Karrin Varucene - Editor

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

Developmental Editor with over seven years editorial experience in higher education and personal nonfiction. You write. I polish. You shine.

Overview

I’m an editor and writer with seven years of editorial experience, a healthy pour of project management, a splash of marketing, and a dash of media. I spent nearly five years working at a leading educational publishing company in NYC, where I quickly advanced from Editorial Assistant to Associate Editor to Editor. Last year I relocated to the West Coast but continued growing my editorial experience through freelance work, which included not only higher education textbooks and teaching materials but also two nonfiction manuscripts--a memoir and an educational healthcare pamphlet. To date, my greatest professional accomplishment was developing a first-edition college textbook and successfully guiding it through the complete developmental editorial process. What I loved most about my previous role as Development Editor was that even though I was an editor, I did so much more than edit. I touched my projects at all stages of the publishing process, including marketing, media, and design.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference

Work experience

Associate Editor

Weber Shandwick

October, 2015 – Present (about 1 year)

Development 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 (6 selected works)

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

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

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