Chris Evans

Chris Evans – Editor

I've worked with New York Times bestsellers in military, history, politics, current conflicts, memoir, sci-fi fantasy, and action thrillers.


"Working with Chris was an absolute pleasure. My manuscript is far better for it, and so am I as a writer. His insights into writing, as well as the publishing industry, have proved invaluable thus far. I plan on submitting my next book (and those that follow) to Chris." Dan Donato

"Chris was an excellent editor for the whole process. He helped me improve my writing, suggested cuts and additions, and spotted plot problems. He also offered lots of encouragement and positive feedback. I highly recommend him and would definitely use him again." John Winn Miller

I have twenty years' experience in New York City publishing with a focus on history, military history, politics, current affairs and conflicts, memoirs and biographies, as well as fiction including military action thrillers, science fiction, and fantasy. I’ve worked with New York Times bestselling authors including members of Delta Force and the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers made famous in Black Hawk Down, Vietnam veterans including Green Berets, LRRPs, snipers, and a Marine Special Operations commander. I started at Ballantine and Del Rey Books of Random House and went on to create the Stackpole Military History Series with over 200 titles published and over 1,300,000 books in print.

I'm also a published author of both fiction and nonfiction which gives me great insight into the many challenges faced by authors. I've been in your shoes, so I understand, and I'll do my best to help you craft the best book possible.

I have a Masters Degree (with distinction) in History (specializing in Military History), a Combined Honors B.A. in English and History, and an Honors B.A. in Political Science.

Action & Adventure Fantasy Historical Fiction Military Science Fiction Technothriller
Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs
English (US)

Work experience

Random House, Stackpole Books, Skyhorse Publishing, Pen & Sword Books

Sep, 2000 — Present

As an acquisitions editor I've worked with veterans, journalists, writers, and historians to develop their books and tell their story. In the course of my career I've published over 400 titles.


Chris has 27 reviews





Shane B.

Shane B.

May, 2023

Working with Chris was a pleasure. He asked the right questions and churned out a proofread manuscript. Thank you Chris!
John Winn M.

John Winn M.

Apr, 2023

I've had Chris as a development editor for two of my novels and found him to be tremendously helpful. He made excellent suggestions that elevated my writing and plot. I highly recommend him.
John W.

John W.

Apr, 2023

Working with Chris was easy and very insightful. I am a new writer, his feedback was both helpful and educational. I am a better writer now because of it. I hope to continue my collaboration with Chris for my manuscript.
Matthew C.

Matthew C.

Feb, 2023

Chris was the ideal partner. He made the editing process crystal-clear and followed through in a punctual manner. He gave great suggestions for my book, along with various comparable literary examples to help inspire and motivate me during our collaboration. As a first-time author, there were a lot of steps that I was unfamiliar with. In addition to his editing expertise, Chris gave excellent c...
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Mark L.

Mark L.

Feb, 2023

Gave me the bad news along with the good. What every author needs.