‘Christina provided invaluable advice about my writing that showed an intuitive grasp of theme and structure. She was both supportive and constructively critical, finding the ideal balance between nurturing an author’s work and keeping them on track. Her knowledge of literature and publishing is exemplary. Most importantly she put my ideas at the centre of her advice, to make my writing the best I knew it could be. I couldn’t recommend her more.’
Jet McDonald, author of Mind is the Ride (Unbound, 2019)
‘I came to Christina with some scrambled ideas and a very loose framework for my third novel. She considered everything calmly and then gave me intelligent insightful stepping stones on which to build my story. Christina has an unerring eye for anything flimsy or illogical in a manuscript. She also has a rare insight into the psychology of emotions and actions. I only wish we'd met earlier.’
– Suellen Dainty, author of After Everything (Atria/Simon and Schuster, 2014) and The Housekeeper (Atria/Simon and Schuster, 2017)
‘If you're looking for an editor who is guiding, clear, caring and flipping good at what she does look no further than Christina Petrie. We have worked together to make my idea become a reality.’
– Sarah Quist, actor and public speaking coach with a script in development
'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, author of Something Like Happy (Harper Impulse, 2019)
‘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