• Christina Petrides • Last Glance

Job title
Copyeditor and proofreader
Membership Grade
Advanced Professional Member

About Christina

I am a versatile editor offering comprehensive proofreading and copyediting services to academics, businesses and court reporters. Following a 20-year career in the environmental sector, I now work as a freelance editor and proofreader. I specialise in nonfiction reports, articles and manuscripts in the environmental, sustainability, business, and social and natural sciences fields.

I work in UK, US and Canadian English.

Skills and services



Working with transcripts

Find out more about my services


Business and marketing

Environmental reporting

Environmental and urban planning


Social sciences

Natural sciences



Journal articles/publications

Academic case studies

Multi-author reports


Theses and dissertations


  • Copyediting 3: Progress (distinction) (CIEP), 2024
  • Plain English for Editors (CIEP), 2023
  • Copyediting 2: Headway (CIEP), 2023
  • References (CIEP), 2021
  • Word for Practical Editing (CIEP), 2021
  • Copyediting 1: Introduction (CIEP), 2020
  • Basic Proofreading (pass with merit) (PTC), 2016

Find out more about me, my training, and my qualifications

Environmental and sustainability experience

Previous environmental roles include:

  • Technical Director (Environment), ITPEnergised (2016-2017)
  • UK Environment Impact Assessment Leader, Golder Associates (2015)
  • Associate Director (Environment), AECOM (formerly URS/Scott Wilson) (2007-2015)


Master of Business Administration

MSc Environmental Policy

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science


"Christina does a fantastic job copyediting each edition of our magazine, Environmental Scientist. She has the unenviable task of copyediting text from multiple authors on a variety of technical topics, and does so with meticulous attention to detail and adherence to our house style. Christina is very easy to work with and professional in her approach, and delivers consistent and high-quality work to tight deadlines. I would not hesitate to recommend her."

Bea Gilbert, Publications Lead, Institution of Environmental Sciences

"Christina is absolutely amazing. She provided in-depth notes and feedback on my dissertation. She asked questions along the way to ensure she was meeting the needs of the project. She helped to ease my anxiety by providing an update after the first pass. And she was so accommodating with my schedule (I needed it done a lot sooner than we had originally discussed, as I got done writing faster than anticipated). You are doing yourself a disservice if you do not utilize her services!"

Sheila Unwin, PhD candidate

"Christina is amazing. She copyedited my PhD thesis, which often required her to edit between US and UK English to account for the dual study locations. Her in-depth knowledge of both in terms of language and culture and her ability to know when to make a change and when to query something was invaluable. I was overwhelmed by the idea of making all the changes but honestly she made it easy and straightforward."

Kelli Kennedy, PhD candidate, University of York

"Christina's editing services are exceptional, and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking to elevate the quality of their academic work. As a PhD candidate, I handed Christina a complex thesis representing years of work in the field of innovation management. She skilfully turned it into a polished, professional document.

Christina's approach is thorough and transparent, making changes to improve clarity, consistency, and grammar while ensuring each change is easy to understand and review. The style sheet makes the review process straightforward, which gave me full control over the final document.

Her efficiency and reliability also deserve praise. Even when faced with a substantial task, she meets all deadlines and is always available for questions and clarifications."

Esther Gu, PhD

"Christina is thoroughly professional and very easy to work with. She will tell you exactly what to expect and when, and deliver exactly that (oftentimes more and earlier)."

Dominic Lim, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship, Ivey Business School

"If I thought you were thorough before, now I’m completely convinced—you did a terrific, highly professional job! I plan to hire you for all of my future papers."

Dr Aneil K. Mishra, East Carolina University College of Business

"I had worked with Christina once before so she was the natural choice to proofread an academic journal paper my co-authors and I had written. The terms I used to describe her to my colleagues were ‘high work ethic’, ‘prompt responses to any inquiries’, ‘dedication’, ‘attention to detail’, and more importantly ‘high quality work’. As I expected, she was thorough and detailed, and made helpful suggestions where things could be clarified or strengthened. Almost achieving the impossible, she turned the job around in two days, so we were able to meet the publication’s deadline. My co-authors and I agree that Christina earned our trust and we’ll definitely be using her editing services again for future papers."

Dr Neve Isaeva, University of Birmingham

"Christina has recently helped us complete our stage reports on a major project. Copy editing text from multiple technical authors with varying writing styles and experience is no mean feat yet Christina did so diligently and to demanding timescales. We have received great feedback from our client which is in part down to the enhanced professionalism of our reports."

Dale Sinclair, Director of Innovation (EMEA), AECOM

"As a freelance court reporter, I rely heavily on a proofreader. Christina is the best! She’s familiar with the unique and challenging ways in which people often speak in depositions and legal settings. Proofreading a verbatim legal transcript is very different from proofreading an essay or a book. Often the way in which witnesses speak is grammatically incorrect. Punctuation is key! She understands the layout and formatting of transcripts and catches even the smallest of mistakes. She knows her stuff when it comes to grammar and punctuation. She makes my job so much easier."

Marsha Beuchert, CSR, RPR, Court Reporter

"A legend of a lady, Christina is a great proofreader. Her mark-ups are clear and easy to understand, as are her explanations and queries. She can turn things around quickly when I’m in a hurry and as a fellow traveller she can get under the skin of a piece and understand it from all angles. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her, she is my go-to proofreader."

Anthony Middleton, Founder & Director, Man vs Clock



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