Chris Murray

Chris Murray – Editor

17+ yrs book editing. Leadership, self-help, environment, marketing, social issues, business. A passion for the compelling narrative.


An independent nonfiction book editor since 2006, I have partnered with authors covering such topics as corporate strategy, leadership, marketing, self-help, sustainability, meaning at work, suicide prevention, conflict management, and much more. My promise to you: A creative collaboration that transforms your brilliant ideas and experiences into a compelling, well-structured narrative that never loses your unique voice. Past titles have been published by HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, Penguin, John Wiley, Jossey-Bass, Amacom, Cambridge University Press, Harvard Education Press, and Routledge, as well as hybrid publishers, such as Page Two, Balboa, and Telemachus Press. I'm also always excited to work with self-published authors.

Business & Management Economics Finance & Accounting Health & Wellbeing Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sociology Technology
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Ideas for Leaders, Ltd.

Jan, 2013 — Present

Create content based on academic papers for the Ideas for Leaders platform, which summarizes research papers into short, applicable "Ideas" that executives, managers, and management students can access quickly.


Mar, 2006 — Present

My current projects involve book coaching and structuring—converting your ideas, methodologies, and work experience into a full table of contents with chapter descriptions—and developmental editing. The topics of my books have varied widely, from marketing and business strategy titles to books on personal development, suicide prevention, conflict resolution, and sustainability.

Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Dec, 1994 — Mar, 2006 (about 11 years)

Edited a global newsletter reviewing and summarizing business books for business leaders.

SMG France

Mar, 1989 — Oct, 1993 (over 4 years)

Coordinated market research and competitive analysis assignments, wrote case studies, and supported mergers and acquisitions and joint venture projects.


Chris has 5 reviews





Emily W.

Emily W.

Apr, 2024

Chris was a great partner and as it was my first book, the first editor I have worked with. I'm sure he is always kind, supportive and encouraging, however in addition to this, given my inexperience, he also took time to explain things he wouldn't have to explain to more experienced writers and showed great patience. His structured approach to the process of editing worked well and was thoro...
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Clara M.

Clara M.

Jan, 2024

It has been a great pleasure and real value add to work with Chris. Chris is very responsive, committed and attentive to the needs and objectives of his client. Chris is very experienced and professional. I am very grateful for the support I received from Chris.
John C.

John C.

Dec, 2023

Working with Chris is a wonderful experience. He deconstructed and reconstructed my draft manuscript and made it a thousand times better. I highly recommend working with Chris, he is a total professional and a charming man.
Tom D.

Tom D.

Nov, 2023

Working with Chris on my book project was an absolute revelation in the world of editing. From the very beginning, his passion and dedication to the craft were evident. He approaches editing not just as a job but as an art form, infusing his extensive experience and a keen eye for detail into every page. Chris is remarkably detail-oriented, ensuring no stone is left unturned in his quest to el...
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John C.

John C.

Jun, 2023

Chris is a consummate professional and a delight to work with. He is extremely skilled, accomplished and detailed. I highly recommend Chris.

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