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Resume

Hannah J. Varacalli

Copyeditor with six years of experience as a high school educator and four years of experience as a copyeditor of standardized exams. Educational background in East Asian history and environmental science; experience as a literary agent’s assistant at an agency specializing in women’s fiction and romance.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University of San Diego Copyediting Certificate received June 2017

  • Excellent command of the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition; AP Press Style Guide; and the SBL Handbook of Style

  • Experience in editing in Microsoft Word using custom templates, Word macros, and wildcards to automate repetitive tasks

  • Experience in editing tables, illustrations, citations, and full bibliographies

  • Extensive experience editing authors for whom English is a foreign language (EFL speakers)

  • Experience editing UK English to US English; comfortable working with UK, US, and Canadian mechanics

  • Former literary agent's assistant; extensive editorial experience with women's fiction and romance

RECENT EDITORIAL PROJECTS

August–October 2023

Copyeditor/Fact Checker for Critical Faith by Professor Joni Schwartz-Chaney (2024 publication)

Copyeditor for upcoming nonfiction anthology on East Asian history

Copyeditor for upcoming nonfiction book on ecumenism

Copyeditor for upcoming romance novella by Jenn Burke

Line editor for romance novella My Brutal Beast by Melissa Cummins

 

January–July 2023              

Copyeditor for Ishikawa Prefecture Board of Education’s standardized English exam for incoming high school students

Copyeditor for Ishikawa Prefecture Board of Education’s standardized English exam for incoming junior high school students

Copyeditor for Ishikawa Prefecture Board of Education’s standardized English exam for teacher candidates

EDUCATION

New York University                                                                  2013–2017

            Bachelor of Arts: East Asian Studies

            Recipient of East Asian Studies Prize for Academic Excellence

New York University Paris                                                      2013–2014

            Extensive literature and history coursework

Oregon State University                                                           2020–2022

            Postbaccalaureate coursework in chemistry, biology, statistics, ornithology, entomology, conservation, and climate science

CERTIFICATES

  • Copyediting Certificate from UC San Diego (2017)

  • High-Level Proofreading and Copyediting from Edit Republic (2023)

  • Japanese Popular Culture & Transmedia Translation Workshop from Michigan State University (2023)

  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 (2022)

  • Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TEFL) 120-hour Certification (2020)         

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