Christine Bucher

Christine Bucher – Editor

Copy editor and proofreader for books on fitness and health, from training to memoir. I want to help your book be the best it can be.

Overview

As it turns out, my teenage hobbies of reading and doing sports have not only lasted a lifetime but also resulted in an editorial career. After a stint in graduate school, I began copyediting at Rodale Inc., first in garden books and then at a cycling magazine. I also turned myself from a runner into a cyclist, learning from the training plans and fitness tips I spent all day editing. I've since moved on to editing a theology journal (an unexpected turn, for sure!) but have continued freelance editing for a book publisher, mostly in cycling, running, and Cross-Fit, but I'm always ready for something new whether it's a sport or a book project.

When it come time to edit, I picture myself sitting next to the writer, working as part of a team to help the book become even better. I see myself as helping the writer, and I do that by keeping the reader in mind. I try to help writers become more clear with their messaging and more precise with their language so readers really understand the message. I ask tactful, diplomatic questions and I'm always willing to explain why I've suggested a change. If there's something I don't know, I research it before asking. My goals is to be helpful, thorough, and committed to helping your book become the best it can be.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Sports & Outdoors
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2014 — Present

In addition to my day job as a managing editor for an academic journal, I do freelance copy editing and proofreading, mostly on books about health and fitness. I've also edited memoirs and histories, and I've done academic editing and recipe editing.

I am proficient at using and creating project-specific style guides and with the Chicago Manual of Style. I also know AP and APA styles. I'm very good with charts, graphs, illustrations, maps, and display copy.

My queries are diplomatic and tactful, and I'm always ready to explain a change!

Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society

Aug, 2014 — Present

I manage deadlines for an academic theology journal, making sure everything goes to press on time. I also create marketing materials for the publisher and run the journal's social media account. I proofread the entire issue and work with editors and writers on copyedits and formatting.

Portfolio

Inside the Box

T. J. Murphy

In Inside the Box, veteran journalist and marathoner T.J. Murphy goes all in to expose the gritty, high-intensity sport of CrossFit. Murphy faced a future with a permanent limp from one too many marathons. Desperate to reclaim his fitness and strength, the 47-... read more
SpeedRunner

Pete Magill

In SpeedRunner, celebrated running coach Pete Magill reveals his 4-week training plan to make any athlete into a faster runner—no matter the sport, age, gender, experience, or goals.In every sport that includes running, the difference between the best and the ... read more
Fast 5K

Pete Magill

Spend two hours with Pete Magill’s Fast 5K and you’ll know how to run your fastest 5K. In his fast-paced, ultimate guide to 5K running races, celebrated running coach Pete Magill reveals the 25 crucial keys to setting your next 5K PR. Magill shares hard-earned... read more
Run your first marathon or your fastest with Hansons Marathon Method, the revolutionary training program from one of the best running teams in the world, the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project.In Hansons Marathon Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance... read more
Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson’s program to help you get into the best shape of your life—physically, mentally, and spiritually.Former SWAT officer, DEA Special Agent, U.S. Army Captain, and founding CrossFit athlete and coach, Greg Amundson is a global... read more
Ask a Pro

Phil Gaimon

Phil Gaimon’s Ask a Pro answers every question you’ve always wanted to ask about pro cycling...sort of. Gaimon gathers the best of his popular Q&A column—and pokes fun at his younger self.Despite the howling protests from his peers, no one’s ever been more wil... read more
Run or Die

Kilian Jornet

Shortlisted for the 2014 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2014"The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation." -- The New York TimesAn exceptional athlete. A dominating force. An extraordinary pers... read more

Christine has 2 reviews

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Chris Z.

Chris Z.

Jan, 2024

Working with Christine for the editing of my book, 'Runhundred,' was an absolute game-changer. Her proficiency in both developmental and copy editing significantly improved the manuscript and had an important impact on the final result. Her expert feedback was detailed, well explained, sometimes even funny. The communication was seamless. A great experience.
Geof S.

Geof S.

Jun, 2021

Christine far exceeded my expectations - I can tell from the work that she has put into my book she was focused on making my book the best it could be. .

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