Christopher Cerasi

Christopher Cerasi - Editor

New York, NY, United States

I'm a veteran editor and writer with an extensive background in pop culture and licensing. Specializing in all things pop culture.

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Overview

I'm an editor and writer with a concentration in Licensed Publishing and have worked with some of the biggest global properties out there, as well as many of the the biggest publishers in the industry. I have edited many non-licensed and pop culture titles in addition to my licensed work. I have also written many licensed books and graphic novels. I proofread as well as line edit, and I also help shape stories, from ideas to fully fleshed-out manuscripts. I have a keen eye for details and a passion for words. I love storytelling and want to help other writers get their stories told.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
LGBTQ
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Comics (non fiction)
Entertainment

Work experience

Editor

IDW Publishing
September, 2016 – February, 2017 (5 months)

Project-managed and edited 6-8 titles per month, including titles for the Star Trek franchise, Disney, Cartoon Network, and creator-owned properties.
Developed story ideas and proposals with writers, hired creative teams, and worked with said creative teams to ensure deadlines were met.

Editor

Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
July, 2014 – July, 2015 (about 1 year)

Edited and generated Angry Birds books for various publishers, as well as expanded and carried forward non-Angry Birds projects, including Rovio Visions, The Freya Series, and Storm Sisters.

Freelance Writer and Editor

Various
October, 2010 – Present (over 8 years)

Spearhead development and execution of strategic licensing concepts for diverse properties across media platforms, cultivating unique and profitable opportunities for brand-appropriate merchandising.
Identify avenues for product development based upon popular films, TV shows, and video games, conducting demographic and user analysis to isolate optimal strategies for maximum reach.
Partner with cross-functional teams to build and expand global licensing deals, in addition to leveraging strong network and knowledge base to make introductions for strategic partnerships.
Manage all editorial responsibilities for broad spectrum of publishing projects, ensuring all line editing, art direction, and marketing efforts are aligned with brand objectives and organizational targets.
Brainstorm with executives to identify lucrative licensing opportunities for future projects.
Clients include Warner Bros., Dorling Kindersley, Chronicle Books, HarperCollins, Cryptozoic Entertainment, DeNA, Insight Editions, Rovio Entertainment, DeAgostini UK, and Titan Publishing.

As a writer, my key credits include:
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Adaptation
Star Wars Adventures: Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands
Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition
The Angry Birds Movie Junior Novel
The Angry Birds Movie Guidebook
The Angry Birds Movie: Meet the Angry Birds
The Angry Birds Movie: Too Many Pigs!

Freelance Editor, Writer, Proofreader

Self-employed
October, 2010 – Present (over 8 years)

Manage all editorial responsibilities for broad spectrum of book and comic-book publishing projects, ensuring all line editing, art direction, and marketing efforts are aligned with brand objectives and company targets
Handle all editorial and project management duties for IDW Publishing's Disney comic-book line, including Standard Characters, DuckTales, and Tangled.
Spearhead development and execution of strategic licensed publishing concepts for diverse properties across media platforms, cultivating unique and profitable opportunities for brand-appropriate publishing.
Proofreader for various adult, children's, middle-grade, and YA titles.

Editor

DC Comics
June, 2003 – October, 2010 (over 7 years)

I edited numerous fiction and non-fiction titles for DC Comics' film and television publishing programs, including Supernatural, Smallville, The Dark Knight, and Green Lantern, in addition to the licensing of DC Comics characters including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman for original novels and coffee table books.

Editor

Lucasfilm Ltd.
June, 2000 – March, 2003 (almost 3 years)

I edited the complete line of Star Wars comic books, many children's titles, as well as adult fiction and non-fiction for the Star Wars brand, many of which made the New York Times best-sellers list.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Christopher Cerasi, Doug Wheatley

The Republic crumbles, an Empire is born and a new evil rises in the offiial adaptation of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith! As the Clone Wars rage, the fate of a young Jedi takes a dramatic turn, and many of the biggest questions raised by the original trilogy are answered. When the fearsome droid leader, General Grievous, sweeps into the Republic capital and kidnaps Chancellor Palp... read more

The Republic crumbles, an Empire is born and a new evil rises in the offiial adaptation of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith! As the Clone Wars rage, the fate of a young Jedi takes a dramatic turn, and many of the biggest questions raised by the original trilogy are answered. When the fearsome droid leader, General Grievous, sweeps into the Republic capital and kidnaps Chancellor Palp... read more

Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition (Fandex Family Field Guides)

Christopher Cerasi

Aren't we lucky! Star Wars Fandex Deluxe is a perfect meeting of format and content, bringing all the virtues of Fandex to the supergalactic saga of our times, delivering an obsessive deck for the obsessive fan (and the perfect cheat sheet for parents who want to know what their kids are talking about). Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke Skywalker. Han Solo and Chewbacca, Emperor Palpatine, Pad... read more

Aren't we lucky! Star Wars Fandex Deluxe is a perfect meeting of format and content, bringing all the virtues of Fandex to the supergalactic saga of our times, delivering an obsessive deck for the obsessive fan (and the perfect cheat sheet for parents who want to know what their kids are talking about). Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke Skywalker. Han Solo and Chewbacca, Emperor Palpatine, Pad... read more

The Angry Birds Movie: The Junior Novel

Chris Cerasi

Life’s a beach for the happy birds of Bird Island. They work, play, and raise their hatchlings without a care in the world. A few Angry Birds can ruffle some feathers, but that’s what anger-management classes are for. Red—the angriest of them all—doesn’t want to go to class. He’d rather be alone. Then a ship of pigs lands on the island and the birds welcome the fun-loving pigs. As more ships a... read more

Life’s a beach for the happy birds of Bird Island. They work, play, and raise their hatchlings without a care in the world. A few Angry Birds can ruffle some feathers, but that’s what anger-management classes are for. Red—the angriest of them all—doesn’t want to go to class. He’d rather be alone. Then a ship of pigs lands on the island and the birds welcome the fun-loving pigs. As more ships a... read more

The Angry Birds Movie: Meet the Angry Birds (I Can Read Level 2)

Chris Cerasi

Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Terrence are Angry Birds who don’t quite fit in with the other cheerful birds on Bird Island. When they meet in an anger-management class, things are bound to get out of hand!Meet the Angry Birds, a Level Two I Can Read book, is geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.The Angry Birds Movie, based on the international video game phenomenon, arriv... read more

Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Terrence are Angry Birds who don’t quite fit in with the other cheerful birds on Bird Island. When they meet in an anger-management class, things are bound to get out of hand!Meet the Angry Birds, a Level Two I Can Read book, is geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.The Angry Birds Movie, based on the international video game phenomenon, arriv... read more

The Essential Supernatural [Revised and Updated Edition]: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester

Nicholas Knight

Go back on the road with Sam and Dean Winchester in this revised and updated edition of the best-selling The Essential Supernatural. Filled with interviews with the cast and crew of the hit show, stunning behind-the-scenes-imagery and art, and a wealth of thrilling removable items, this updated version includes new chapters on seasons 8 and 9 and a preview of the upcoming season 10. This delux... read more

Go back on the road with Sam and Dean Winchester in this revised and updated edition of the best-selling The Essential Supernatural. Filled with interviews with the cast and crew of the hit show, stunning behind-the-scenes-imagery and art, and a wealth of thrilling removable items, this updated version includes new chapters on seasons 8 and 9 and a preview of the upcoming season 10. This delux... read more

The Dark Knight

Dennis O'Neil

Based on the blockbuster Warner Bros. Pictures film starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.Allied with both the police department and the district attorney’s office, the vigilante known as Batman continues to bring justice and hope to Gotham City. But one man dares to mock Batman’s mission. A man with a twisted sense of humor. A man whose grotesque smile is reflected on the calling card he l... read more

Based on the blockbuster Warner Bros. Pictures film starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.Allied with both the police department and the district attorney’s office, the vigilante known as Batman continues to bring justice and hope to Gotham City. But one man dares to mock Batman’s mission. A man with a twisted sense of humor. A man whose grotesque smile is reflected on the calling card he l... read more

The Last Days of Krypton: A Novel

Kevin J. Anderson

The Last Days of Krypton is the epic story of the destruction of the planet Krypton, an explosive event that sent Superman and his legacy to earth. Written by award-winning science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson, author of the international bestselling Dune prequels, The Last Days of Krypton tells of the marriage of Superman's parents, their struggle to save their planet, and the menace of G... read more

The Last Days of Krypton is the epic story of the destruction of the planet Krypton, an explosive event that sent Superman and his legacy to earth. Written by award-winning science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson, author of the international bestselling Dune prequels, The Last Days of Krypton tells of the marriage of Superman's parents, their struggle to save their planet, and the menace of G... read more

Planet of the Apes: Caesar's Story

Maurice

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Planet of the Apes franchise: an illustrated life story of Caesar, the brave and extraordinary leader of the apes, as told by Maurice, Caesar's best friend.After the events of War for the Planet of the Apes, Caesar's tribe has finally found a safe refuge from the last remnants of the humans who wish to see them wiped out. It comes at a cost, however, as... read more

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Planet of the Apes franchise: an illustrated life story of Caesar, the brave and extraordinary leader of the apes, as told by Maurice, Caesar's best friend.After the events of War for the Planet of the Apes, Caesar's tribe has finally found a safe refuge from the last remnants of the humans who wish to see them wiped out. It comes at a cost, however, as... read more

Freya

Matthew Laurence

Freya is the myth. Freya is the legend. And she’s about to make one hell of a comeback. There's far more to Sara Vanadi than meets the eye. In her prime, she was Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war, and death - though that past hardly seems to matter now. For an ancient goddess in the 21st century, true believers - and the strength they bring - are painfully hard to find. But when a ... read more

Freya is the myth. Freya is the legend. And she’s about to make one hell of a comeback. There's far more to Sara Vanadi than meets the eye. In her prime, she was Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war, and death - though that past hardly seems to matter now. For an ancient goddess in the 21st century, true believers - and the strength they bring - are painfully hard to find. But when a ... read more

Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands. Chris Cerasi Artist, Jennifer Meyer

Christopher Cerasi

Journey back nearly 200 years before the events in "A New Hope as Chewbacca" relates a story from his youth. Determined to prove themselves eligible for the rites of adulthood, Chewie and his young friends venture into the perilous Shadowlands in search of adventure. But they find far more than they bargained for when they stumble upon slavers plotting a raid on the Wookiee village.

Journey back nearly 200 years before the events in "A New Hope as Chewbacca" relates a story from his youth. Determined to prove themselves eligible for the rites of adulthood, Chewie and his young friends venture into the perilous Shadowlands in search of adventure. But they find far more than they bargained for when they stumble upon slavers plotting a raid on the Wookiee village.

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