Your great ideas deserve a great book.

Developmental Editor

I'll help you reveal the core themes of your book and create the compelling content that speaks to your audience.

Book Coach

Let my experience guide you through the setbacks and triumphs of this frustrating, exhilarating journey.


Together, we'll capture your ideas, your insights, your passion, your voice…
your book.

Why can't I get this book written?


You have great ideas for a book, but you find yourself struggling to convert them into well-organized chapters.

You have a half-written book that you cannot quite seem to finish.

You have a general theme or concept in your mind and are looking to take the first step in writing a book.


Whatever your need, hiring a professional book editor will help.

Even if you have written scores of blog posts, articles and presentations, writing a book is a different type of project—one you’ve probably never encountered.

I’ve edited and ghostwritten more than 50 books on a variety of topics from leadership, strategy, and marketing to social topics such as suicide prevention and sustainability.

The publishing houses I have worked with include HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, Penguin, John Wiley, Jossey-Bass, Cambridge University Press, Palgrave MacMillan, Harvard Education Press, Routledge, Rowman & Littlefield, and more.

I’ve collaborated with a variety of authors, from the prolific and always inspirational Brian Tracy to first-time authors who want to create a highly effective marketing tool for their ideas and services.

In every case, we work together until there is a completed, well-written, and edited manuscript that fulfills the author’s expectations and aspirations.

Writing a book is an adventure. I can be your experienced guide on the journey.

I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,

 Hire Chris and put your next writing project in the hands of a supremely insightful editor and best friend your writing ever had.


– David Newman, author of DO IT! SPEAKING® and DO IT! MARKETING®

About Chris

Chris brings 15 years of independent editing and ghostwriting experience to every project, expertly guiding authors through every phase of writing and publishing a book. He also has broad writing and editing experience as a journalist and editor-in-chief of a business book newsletter. A six-year stint in Paris in the 1990s enriched his business experience as he helped small companies navigate the challenges of the new European Union. Today, he welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with brilliant, dedicated thought leaders from across the U.S. and around the world as they transform their great ideas into great books.

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