Chris DeVeau

Chris DeVeau - Editor

Dublin, Ireland

Freelance editor with 5+ years in publishing and experience working with major publishers in the literary, academic, and commercial sectors.

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Overview

Hi, I'm a freelance editor and proofreader, formerly editor and production editor at Dalkey Archive Press. My current list of clients include several major international publishers in the non-profit literary, academic, and commercial sectors.

I can offer a range of editorial services, from initial manuscript reviewal through developmental editing (making sure the bones and structure of your manuscript are as strong and clear as can be so that your ideas shine out the way you want them to), copy editing (getting your work ready for publication, including correcting grammar, spelling, and formatting to make sure your manuscript is to a top professional standard), and proofreading (making sure everything is as it should be before your finished work makes its way out into the world).

My initial experience in the industry began in literary and translation publishing, but since then I've expanded into other territories, working with major international publishers to produce books in genres as diverse as YA, politics and sociology, cookery, art criticism, self-help, and autobiography, as well as branching out into magazine editing.

Whatever level your work is at now, whether you're looking for an in-depth working relationship with an experienced and professional development editor or simply for someone to help you put on the final finishing touches before your book goes to the presses, I'm looking forward to working with you to get your words before readers, and in a manner that suits your publication schedule and budget.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Humanities & Social Sciences
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic
Literary Fiction

Work experience

Freelance copy editor

Haymarket Books
February, 2020 – Present (10 months)

A major independent publisher of books on politics, sociology, and the humanities, in my role as freelance proofreader I've been involved in the publication of works on subjects as diverse as art theory and Marxism.

External publishing consultant

Deep Vellum Press
November, 2019 – Present (about 1 year)

Freelance copy editor

Mango Publishing
October, 2019 – Present (about 1 year)

As a freelance copy editor with Mango Publishing (the fastest growing independent publisher in the US according to Publishers Weekly), I've delivered more than 16 edited titles in the past calendar year, on subjects ranging from the history of Saudi Arabia and the founding of the Burger King empire to the political fallout in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, all on or ahead of schedule and frequently under budget.

Editor

Dalkey Archive Press
April, 2016 – March, 2019 (almost 3 years)

In three years at Dalkey Archive Press, I filled a number of editorial roles, including those of commissioning editor, managing editor, and copy and developmental editor. A world-renowned publisher of literary fiction, as well as the leading publisher of translated literature from around the globe, at Dalkey I worked on titles from across Europe and the United States.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

The Dialectics of Art

Molyneux, John

Behind the Kingdom's Veil

Susanne Koelbl

Witness the Mysterious World of Saudi ArabiaTake a deep dive behind the veils and walls of one of the world’s most secretive countries. Learn how religious extremism and oppression of women over the past forty years support a single goal–preserving the power of the House of Saud.Saudi Arabia plays a key world role yet few have first-hand knowledge of who lives, suffers, and wields power there.... read more

Witness the Mysterious World of Saudi ArabiaTake a deep dive behind the veils and walls of one of the world’s most secretive countries. Learn how religious extremism and oppression of women over the past forty years support a single goal–preserving the power of the House of Saud.Saudi Arabia plays a key world role yet few have first-hand knowledge of who lives, suffers, and wields power there.... read more

A Novel to Read on the Train (Romanian Literature)

Tsepeneag, Dumitru, Blyth, Alistair Ian

Pont des Arts (Romanian Literature)

Tsepeneag, Dumitru, Blyth, Alistair Ian

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