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.


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Chris has 42 reviews





Rui G.

Rui G.

May, 2024

Chris has been super helpful in improving my manuscript. He is a totally honest and straightforward guy, but not in a confrontational way. That's the kind of person I wanted to give me feedback and Chris did it very well. He completed the work on time and was able to do follow-up with me on the feedback he provided. He is also very helpful in telling me which part strong and should be highligh...
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Tatyana D.

Tatyana D.

Apr, 2024

I'll be using Chris for more projects. He's highly creative and, considering English isn't my first language, he's quick to understand and offers valuable recommendations.
erik C.

erik C.

Apr, 2024

Great and will use again.
Jonathan P.

Jonathan P.

Mar, 2024

Chris is a client focused editor who wants to help his customers succeed. Having the opportunity to work with him has been phenomenal. The best part is, I know he will be there for me when I need him. Finding an author/editor partnership can make or break your project. Chris has an amazing resume and reputation. If you are considering writing a story in the military or thriller genre then con...
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John Winn M.

John Winn M.

Feb, 2024

Chris has worked with me on three novels and has been a tremendous help on each one. He always makes excellent suggestions for cutting things that slow down the action and for rewriting sentences. He also offers excellent feedback on the plot, characters, and descriptions. I highly recommend him.

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