Christopher Cooper

Christopher Cooper – Editor

Experienced magazine and book editor specialising in science fiction and fantasy projects. If you're lost in space, I'll hear you scream.

Overview

I'm a friendly and constructive editor who is always looking for new opportunities to stretch myself and work with interesting people on cool ideas.

If you're seeking an experienced publishing professional with a flair for telling fun and engaging stories, real or imaginary (they don't have to be set in space, even if that does seem to be my MO), please get in touch.


Editorial Skills:

•Generating creative ideas and concepts for magazines, books, and comics, including developing a short fiction strand for Star Wars Insider magazine.

•Working with writers, designers, and artists to refine concepts and advise on style and structure.

•Commissioning, copy-editing, proof reading, writing feature articles and conducting interviews, writing promotional and marketing material with relevant team members.

•Managing multiple projects on-schedule and within budget.

•Liaising with licensors to refine manuscripts and implement changes where necessary, including Lucasfilm, Disney, Dreamworks, and CBS/Paramount,


In addition to my editorial experience, I also have extensive writing experience, from which I have gained valuable insight into the creative process of storytelling and bringing ideas to the page, pitching compelling story ideas to publishers and developing those ideas into full outlines and completed manuscripts. Clients have included: Big Finish Productions; Titan Comics; Immediate Media; Penguin/Random House.



Services
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels Science Fiction
Languages
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2018 — Jan, 2020 (almost 2 years)

Publisher: Hero Collector

Books:
Star Trek: U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 & 1701-A Illustrated Handbook (2019)
Star Trek: U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 Illustrated Handbook (2020)

Self-employed

Nov, 2011 — Present

Publisher: Titan Comics

Magazines:
Star Wars Insider (2017-), The Official Star Trek Magazine (2011-2017); Star Wars Comic (2014–2015); Simpsons Comics (2014–2017)

Books
Star Trek: Discovery Collector’s Edition (2017); Thor: Ragnarok Collector’s Edition (2017); Star Wars Insider: Heroes of the Force (2017); Star Trek Beyond Collector’s Edition (2016); The Best of Star Trek Magazine Volumes 1-3 (2016)

Self-employed

Apr, 2011 — Jul, 2013 (over 2 years)

UICentric: Copywriter, Freelance (2013)
Critical Mass: Copywriter, Freelance (2011–2012)
BBC Worldwide: Global iPlayer Content Writer (2011)

Christopher has 3 reviews

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Ponle O.

Ponle O.

Jan, 2024

Chris was very helpful with editing our comic script. His industry experience provided much needed perspective. I would definitely recommend him
Christopher C.
Thanks for your kind review, Ponle. It's a cool project, and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with you.
Gavin A.

Gavin A.

Nov, 2023

A+. I had a great experience working with Chris. His insights into the strengths and weaknesses of my story telling were on-point and super helpful. His comments and suggestions concerning my use of language were both clear and detailed and, in nearly all cases, made my piece much stronger and more effective. I assumed an editor would just circle the sentences where I'd use the passive voice, s...
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Christopher C.
Thanks for the kind words, Gavin. I thoroughly enjoyed your writing, and it was a total pleasure to work with you. I wish you the best of luck in finding a publisher.
Du W.

Du W.

Aug, 2023

Great work. Great response time and so knowledgable. Would recommend in a heartbeat.
Christopher C.
Du has some fantastic ideas, and I took great pleasure in helping him refine them for this story. A joy to collaborate with.

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