Christina Harkness

Professional Member
Location 9 Meadow Court, EMSWORTH, Hampshire PO10 7DB
Telephone 01243 374 166
Mobile 07855 484 751
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Skills

Proofreading, copy-editing, website editing, on-screen editing, anglicizing, editing non-native English, house styles

Media

Fiction, non-fiction books, education materials, journals, newsletters, brochures, directories/yearbooks, magazines, style guides, website editing

Specialised software

Adobe Acrobat

Training

On-screen editing (Publishing Training Centre) 2012, Brush up your copy-editing (SfEP) 2008, Proofreading problems (SfEP) 2008, Brush up your proofreading (SfEP) 2006, Introduction to copy-editing (SfEP) 2006

Qualifications and awards

Cert. Ed. English and French, TEFL, NLP Master Practitioner, NLP certified coach, Dip. PICT (Parks Inner Child Therapy), Dip. SHM (Stress Management)

Experience

Freelance since 1995. Own small publishing company for 14 years, specialising in mobile telecoms. Directory, magazine and newspaper launches.

Clients

MOM Books, Harriman House, Book Guild Publishing, Oxford University Press, Class Publishing, self-publishing authors of fiction and non-fiction

Subjects

Fiction (general, romantic, crime/mystery/thrillers, science fiction/fantasy/horror), children's books (educational/informative, fiction, picture books), education (resources, secondary, exam revision, literacy, numeracy), English language (grammar/syntax), English as a foreign language (EFL, ELT, ESOL), training course material, personal development, human behaviour, coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), medicine (disease management, patient and health practitioner information, complementary/alternative), sales and marketing material

Personal interests

All creative arts, personal development, wildlife conservation and travel.

Voluntary activities: trustee of animal charity, mentor for Princes Trust youth programmes, treasurer of village association.

Testimonials

Christina won't just work for you, she will work with you! Throughout the whole editing process my own tone, style and the integrity of the story was never compromised. Few editors have been so respectful over my work. With such an amazing eye for detail, expert grammar and an excellent sense of structure, you will receive back the very best of what your work can be.

Annie Nicholas – author

I appreciate the editing, proofing and overview of the style and layout of my book. Your work in terms of both quality and sympathy to the subject was outstanding

Lawrence Warner, Warner Associates, author of Personality in Handwriting

Meticulous, reliable, accurate

Astute eye

A consistently high standard

Always met deadlines