Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti
Christopher Scapelliti is executive editor of Guitar World magazine and consulting editor of Future Music, a magazine for people who make music on computers. He was a founding editor of Revolver and writes the magazine's monthly Crash Course, a synopsis about a band or musical artist.

Christopher has interviewed and written about Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, Marilyn Manson, Sheryl Crow, Billy Corgan, Jack White, and Slash. He was a contributing writer to the MusicHound series of reference guides and served as editor-in-chief and assistant publisher for the Midwest regional arts magazine On-the-Town.

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Chris's class is a brief but effective journey into magazine editing. The assignments are relevant, the lectures informative, and the discussions stimulating. I recommend this course to new or aspiring magazine editors. -- Beverly Buncher

"Chris's class gave me the confidence to move forward. To tap into Chris's expertise was a privilege, and his methods and sense of judgement will undoubtedly shape my own approach. I already received writing commissions from Australian GQ and Marie Claire." -- Stephen Wood, deputy chief subeditor, Sydney Morning Herald

"This class really helped me achieve a higher level of confidence in my job. I learned that being a good editor goes beyond the editing." -- Nichole Brown

"If you need to sharpen your editing skills, this class is perfect. You will be able to share your frustrations, offer suggestions, and learn about the industry. I loved the course and plan to take others in the future." -- Marie Wolf

"Chris told me what I needed to hear and wrote without judgment or emotions. He was completely accessible and willing to help with whatever issues we were facing. He wanted us to be successful." -- Aleix Hodges

"I got more than my money's worth. I'm looking forward to taking more classes from him in the future." -- Erin Moore Bean

"I'm so happy I took this course. I can't explain how much I learned. Chris was a brilliant instructor, offering priceless insight. I'd recommend this class to any editor." -- Anna Bogdanowicz

"Chris was a wonderful instructor. His lessons were well-planned, comprehensive, and very detailed. He was incredibly helpful, quick to respond, and worked diligently with his students to help them achieve their goals." -- Ann Kohler