Christina responded to the first draft of my novel with wisdom and imagination. She was open to both discussing wider ideas about the novel and giving concrete suggestions for development – some of which inspired my most successful writing. Her advice made a substantial difference, helping me on my way to a vastly improved second draft and eventually publication.
– Kate Murray-Browne, author of The Upstairs Room (Picador, 2017)
'Christina Petrie is one of the most astute readers and editors I have met. She helped me with a short story I was feeling stuck on. She took a holistic view of the work and gave me hugely insightful feedback. I was impressed by her knowledge of literature and writing more broadly and the way she helped me understand my story in that context.'
– Jarred McGinness, writer and founder of The Special Relationship
'Christina has helped me with writing for photo books and exhibition texts. She is a great editor – insightful and thorough. On every occasion we have worked together she has helped me find greater clarity in my writing without losing any of its nuance.'
– Andy Sewell, artist
'Christina helped revise and edit my thesis for my MA in Fashion Curation. The subject was challenging and complex. Christina was brilliant in giving suggestions and challenging my arguments. I got a distinction!'
– Xenia Caballero, curator, White Line Projects
'I sought Christina's assistance at a time when I knew which way I wanted to go with my writing but couldn't see how to get there. Christina has a special gift for bringing out the best in a narrative and helping a story reach its full potential. She gave me invaluable help on both structure and wording and gave me the confidence to push my manuscript forward a significant step on its route to publication.'
– Sasha Greene, writer