I have been a professional freelance editor since 2006. I do a lot of academic editing and have edited and coordinated publication of several anthologies and monographs in the field of the built environment. I have also edited many academic theses in subjects such as engineering, business, IT, health sciences, education, the built environment, literature, and philosophy. I am experienced in editing for non-native speakers of English. I edit non-fiction for a publishing house that specializes in e-publishing and print-on-demand. I write memoir, and I review and edit memoirs. I have a Master of Creative Arts degree and a PhD in life writing.
My editing ethic is to help you, the writer, make your work the best it can be, whatever the subject, while respecting the authenticity and uniqueness of your voice. I have a fine eye for detail and word order, as well as the mechanics of grammar and punctuation.
I have many testimonials from happy clients: here is a recent one:
"We worked with Cristina as copy editor for our authored peer-reviewed book Building Mixity! in the disciplines of Architecture and Urban Design. Christina’s work was crucial for us, as non-native speakers and first-time authors. Working together over the period of over a year through a complex review and production process, Christina was always supportive in trying to accommodate difficult schedules and deadlines. We are very pleasured to recommend Christina, as a great and extremely knowledgeable person to work with." Markus Jung & Maud Cassaignau, Architects, Urban Designers, Senior Lecturer & Lecturer, Monash University, Australia.
My freelance editing work is about 70% academic and 30% commercial non-fiction. I was Associate Editor and then Reflections Editor (2011–2014) for the Routledge journal Life Writing. Here I was responsible for having submissions peer reviewed and liaising with authors and reviewers. I have copy edited several academic collections and monographs in the field of the built environment, published by Routledge, Springer and Ashgate. I am copy editor for IDEA journal, an international refereed journal dedicated to the publication of interior design/interior architecture research which provides a valuable resource to the discipline and associated design and theoretical fields. I edit a lot of academic theses, and am on the books of many Australian universities; I also edit for overseas clients, including a Chinese Professor at a major Chinese university, who sends all his research articles to me for editing.
What is a better community? How can we reconfigure places and transport networks to create environmentally friendly, economically sound, and socially just communities? How can we meet the challenges of growing pollution, depleting fossil fuels, rising gasoline prices, traffic congestion, traffic fatalities, increased prevalence of obesity, and lack of social inclusion? The era of car-based pla... read more
In times of inflationary investment and explosive urban growth, Building Mixity! challenges the status quo of expansive and unequal development in Melbourne, Australia. The long forgotten and unique post-industrial suburb of Cremorne serves as a blueprint for an alternative vision of robust and productive city making. Building Mixity! explores the potentials of combining adaptive re-use tactic... read more
How can we engage communities? What is empowerment? To what extent should the project process be participatory? How is an outsider-insider relationship handled? How do researchers negotiate with the hegemony of western cultural interpretations? How are organizational and contextual influences handled in a project? What leadership demands do such projects place on researchers? What is capacity ... read more
Bringing together an international range of contributors from the fields of practice, theory and history, this book takes a fresh look occupation. It argues that occupation is a prospect that begins with ruin--a residue from the past, an implied or even a resounding presence of something previous that holds the potential for transformation. This prospect invites us to repudiate, re-imagine and... read more
Much of feminist architectural scholarship focuses on the enormous task of instating women's experience of space into spatial praxis. Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism suggests this attention to women's invisibility in sociocultural space has overlooked the complex ways in which women already occupy space, albeit mostly as an image or object to be consumed, even purchased... read more
This book argues that interior architects have a responsibility to practice their profession in collaborative ways that address the needs of communities and of to be the agents of social justice and cultural heritage. The book is divided into three sections, based on three pivotal themes — community engagement, social justice and cultural heritage. Each section has chapters that put forward th... read more
Can your difficulties become stepping stones to a successful future? Can a young boy overcome a serious reading difficulty and achieve beyond all expectations?For a few gruelling years in a Catholic boys' school, where the Brothers carry a lash under their gowns ready to strike any boy who offends their strict code, Tim struggles with math and English and keeps mostly to himself. But he has an... read more
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