Karrin Varucene

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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.

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Overview

Iā€™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.

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

Work experience

Associate Editor

Weber Shandwick
October, 2015 – Present (over 2 years)

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)

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

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