Chris Barsanti

Chris Barsanti – Editor

All the best words. Editor, copy editor, proofreader, and writer. 30 years in publishing and journalism.


I have been making, selling, and writing books for 30 years. Starting as a bookseller and slush pile reader, I later moved into writing and editing. As senior editor at Sterling Publishing and Barnes & Noble Publishing, I originated and edited dozens of titles on everything from military history to pop music, alternative health, travel, and true crime.

Currently a consultant, I also work as a freelance editor, ghostwriter, content producer, and proofreader. The clients I have worked for include National Geographic, Workman, Priceline, and Tribune Media Services. I write for numerous publications and have authored or contributed to several books.

I provide the following services:

- Copy editing

- Proofreading

- Ghostwriting

- Research

- Fact-checking

- Content creation

- Developmental editing

Business & Management Education & Reference Entertainment History Travel
English (US)

Work experience

Korn Ferry, Inc.

Aug, 2018 — Present

In this role, I analyze and interpret qualitative assessment data, including interviews and psychometric data, and use the results to write reports for consulting engagements. Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm, with offices in over 100 locations worldwide.


Jan, 1999 — Present

I have written cultural coverage for many publications including: Chicago Tribune, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, City Pages, Slant Magazine, The Playlist, Film Journal International, Publishers Weekly, PW ComicsWeek, Kirkus Reviews, AMC Networks, and PopMatters. I have also written for Crain's Chicago Business and provided content for clients ranging from AMC Networks to Priceline and Metromix.


Sure, everybody loves the movies. But how much do these movie enthusiasts really know about them? In this groundbreaking book, noted film critic Chris Barsanti gives you the most entertaining crash course in good film in a book--one movie a day. This is not ju... read more
Scandinavians of the Viking Age explored the mysteries of life through their sagas. Folklorist Helen Adeline Guerber brings to life the gods and goddesses, giants and dwarves, and warriors and monsters of these stories in Tales of Norse Mythology. Ranging from... read more
For millennia, people have used essential oils for health and wellness—and this authoritative illustrated guide shows you how to use them, too! Essential oils have wide-ranging healing powers, and this comprehensive handbook explains how we can take full advan... read more
Prepare to be scared! This fully illustrated, award-winning collection of ghost stories will send shivers down your spine. If you're fascinated by haunted houses, ghostly graveyards, historic haunts, institutional apparitions, or spirited saloons, this spooky ... read more
Originally published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is a classic study of race, culture, and education at the turn of the twentieth century. With its singular combination of essays, memoir, and fiction, this book vaulted W. E. B. Du Bois to the forefront of ... read more
“Biography lovers may find this a great start in understanding the long-term impacts that individuals can have on culture, society, and history and be interested in seeking further information about Axelrod's fascinating subjects. —BooklistMeet 50 women and me... read more
Find your “unicorn magic” with this fun self-help guide—and make your world more wonderful! It’s the little things we do for ourselves that make our day brighter . . . just like a unicorn’s horns make it enchanting and different from anything else. Unicorn You... read more
Naturally Healthy Today, more and more people are trying to live healthily and fight illness without resorting to the pharmacy—and they are turning to herbs to achieve their goal. This approachable handbook, with photographs for easy identification, helps you ... read more
Barack Obama: His Essential Wisdom invites readers to experience the powerful oratory of our forty-fourth president. Obama's skill at expressing deep empathy and thoughtful idealism made him a best-selling author at an early age. Speaking as a law professor, p... read more
“A must for rock and roll and women's studies enthusiasts.—Library Journal Celebrate the women who rock, with this fully illustrated tribute to 50 iconic female musicians and bands. Award-winning radio personality Meredith Ochs takes an insightful look at 50 r... read more
From the creator of the popular website comes the perfect book for music fans: the inside stories behind 20 iconic cover songs and the artists who turned them into classics. A great cover only makes a song stronger. Jimi Hendrix’s version of B... read more
Ellis Island, at the southern tip of Manhattan, was the major portal for European immigration to the United States, and accordingly it looms large in 19th and early 20th century history. After extensive restoration, today it is a national symbol and an importa... read more
When people think of punk they often think of outrageous fashion and iconic bands like The Ramones and the Sex Pistols. But the reality of punk stretches over three decades and numerous countries, with a history as rich and varied as it is shocking and daring.... read more
INTRODUCTION Sitting squarely in the middle of America, surrounded by hundreds of miles of pancake-flat prairies, Chicago is, in many ways, the last great American city. Having come of age during the industrial age – the grain, lumber, meatpacking, steel and r... read more
"Featuring a baker's dozen of original stories, plus one 'poetic interlude,' this new entry in Akashic's globetrotting anthology series explores, as editor Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest, tells us in his introduction, the 'collision of high and low' that ... read more
Once upon a time, science fiction was only in the future. It was the stuff of drive-ins and cheap double-bills. Then, with the ever-increasing rush of new, society-altering technologies, science fiction pushed its way to the present, and it busted out of the g... read more
New York the self-proclaimed capital of the world, the largest city in the United States, and is known as a melting pot of immigrants, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Wall Street, Broadway, bridges, bodegas, restau... read more

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David B.

David B.

Jul, 2019

Chris did an excellent job editing my book. He was professional in his communications with me. Chris had very well thought out ideas and suggestions for editing. I would use him again!

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