Christopher Stanners

Professional Member
Location LEEDS
Mobile 07710 416 434
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Twitter @Stannerzzzzz


Project management, copy-editing, proofreading, rewriting, picture research, developmental/substantive editing, writing


Books, company literature, educational materials, newsletters, online materials, website/blogs, magazines


Freelance since 2017; Senior Editor, Coachwise, 2007–2017; Editor, Coachwise, 2007; Assistant Editor, Coachwise, 2006–2007


Rewriting and substantive editing (Simply Put Ltd) 2013


Coachwise, Sports Coach UK (now UK Coaching), 1st4sport Qualifications, British Horseracing Authority, Association for Physical Education


Education (adult, resources)

Sports (coaching, horse racing, athletic, cricket, cycling, golf, soccer)

Home and leisure (domesticated animals, horses)

Sciences (sports)

Fiction (comedy)


BA Linguistics with French and German


Chris is reliable, honest, diligent, thorough, accurate and trustworthy. He not only has a strong editorial background, but is a great asset in any team in which he works. I sincerely hope to work with him again in the future.

Steven Bancroft, Head of Creative Services, Coachwise Ltd

Chris is a great editor. Thorough, efficient, helpful and perhaps best of all, he doesn’t charge per word. He looks at your text and provides a time and price based on the overall job which is far more reasonable. He provides a timescale for the work and sticks to it. Highly recommended.

Barb Drummond, Historian

I cannot thank Christopher enough for doing such a great job at editing my work. His keen eye picked out discrepancies that my numerous reads failed to do. His notes are encouraging and his editing skills are truly impressive. I would not hesitate in recommending his talented services.

A. Root, Novelist

I went through all the edits yesterday and I’m so happy with the work you have done. I’m so glad for your comments and edits. They have made such a huge difference!

Neola Wilby, The Pole PT

Thank you for the excellent copy-editing work that was done on our manuscript. My co-editor and I were delighted with the copy-editing. The whole thing hung together so well in terms of language and style, and the formatting work was invaluable. 10/10!

Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford, Research Fellow, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute

Chris completed a review of my latest novel, Rise of the Community. From the start of the editing process, Chris was very clear in what he was able to help with in terms of improving the quality of the work as well as spotting any anomalies with the storyline. After working together throughout the editing process, I am satisfied that my novel is of a greater standard and is more likely to be well received. I am currently approaching agents and publishing houses and would highly recommend Chris as a professional editor who gives thoughtful and welcome insight into making the project a success.

Tracy Ryden, novelist