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Connie G. Tappy

Author, Editor/Copy Editor, and Research Project Manager specializing in Biblical Studies and Theology; Christian Mission; and Biblical Languages, Backgrounds, and Archaeology

For more than three decades, Connie Tappy has worked with individual authors, institutions of higher education, and Christian publishing houses to produce a wide range of written materials that reflect excellence in thinking and presentation. As a freelance author and editor herself, Connie also serves as senior writer and resource strategist for a theological seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Connie’s major writing and publication activities have included authoring the commentary on the entire biblical text for The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible (2011), edited by Gordon D. Fee and Robert L. Hubbard Jr. and reviewed in RBL (11/2014), as well as numerous articles for college and seminary newspapers and magazines, copy for advancement and public relations materials, speeches and correspondence for presidents of educational institutions, and more. She has both managed and copy edited resources such as The End of Memory, for theologian Miroslav Volf; Dictionary of Asian Christianity, for missiologist Scott W. Sunquist; and An Incomplete Guide to the Rest of Your Life, for sociologist Stan D. Gaede.

Connie has also completed editorial, proofreading, and manuscript-preparation projects for Zondervan, HarperOne, Eerdmans, Eisenbrauns, Baker Academic, Hendrickson, InterVarsity, and Routledge publishers, as well as Yale Center for Faith & Culture. The genres of these manuscripts range from academic commentaries on the Bible to biblically based devotionals, technical volumes on Near Eastern archaeology to Christian trade books, and Greek grammars to historical analyses of children’s literature.

As the many authors and editors with whom Connie has worked will attest, meticulous attention to matters of grammar, syntax, style, and argumentation, as well as technical elements (such as accurate spelling, proper use of vocabulary, and correct formatting of notes and bibliography), characterize her careful editorial eye. Her working knowledge of biblical Hebrew, New Testament Greek, Latin, German, French, and Spanish add high value to her qualifications and extensive experience in the field of publishing. Consequently, Connie works efficiently and completes projects on or ahead of schedule.

Connie Tappy holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Westmont College (summa cum laude); M.A.T.S. with concentration in Old Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (summa cum laude); Teacher’s Diploma from the Evangelical Teacher Training Association; and Coordinator’s Certificate from Trinity International University for its Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course.

Named to Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Alpha Chi honor societies, she received the American Bible Society Award for highest standing in Greek language studies as a graduating college senior, has pursued graduate studies and archaeological field work in Israel since 1981, and served as copy editor of the award-winning book Literate Culture and Tenth-Century Canaan (Eisenbrauns 2008).

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