Chris Schuler

Chris Schuler – Editor

Versatile copy editor with extensive experience spanning books, magazines and newspapers. Illustrated books a speciality.


I'm a highly experienced and versatile copy-editor specialising in non-fiction, including complex illustrated titles. I provide comprehensive freelance services and consultancy, including planning, project management, research, copywriting, editing, proof-reading, layout and production.

My expertise has been gained over many years working for internationally recognised names such as The Independent, the TES, the Daily Telegraph, World of Interiors magazine, Condé Nast Traveller, the Folio Society and the Rough Guides.

I'm also a copywriter and award-nominated published author, so I can see things from a writer's perspective and always seek to preserve their individual voice while ensuring clear and effective communication.
Architecture Art Design Geography History Nature Travel
English (UK)
  • BA Hons, English, Oxford University
  • Diploma in German, Open University
  • Diploma in Field Archaeology, Birkbeck College, London

Work experience


Apr, 2009 — Present

Copy-editing Logomotive: Railroad Graphics and the American Dream (Sheldrake Press, 2020), Very Heath Robinson (Sheldrake Press, 2017), and a wide range of non-fiction covering history, travel, art and current affairs; copy-writing for PostScript Books’ monthly catalogue; copy-editing for the Folio Society; sub-editing at World of Interiors magazine, Condé Nast Traveller, the TES and Telegraph Travel.

The Independent

Jan, 2000 — Mar, 2009 (about 9 years)

Page editor responsible for Comment section of The Independent newspaper, managing copy flow, ensuring deadlines were met, liaising with contributors, writing headlines/captions, overseeing sub-editing, maintaining house style and submitting page proofs to editors.

The Rough Gudes

Jan, 1997 — Dec, 1999 (almost 3 years)

Commissioning and briefing guide-book authors, meeting embassy and tourist board staff, supervising travel arrangements, management of budgets and schedules, copy-editing, checking map briefs, liaison with production, picture editors and photographers.

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