Who is behind Last Glance?

A little bit about me…

My name is Christina Petrides and I run Last Glance. Not that long ago I swapped my high heels for sneakers and my London Oyster card for a backpack to work freelance and travel the world.


I had enough of commuting and sitting in an office. Since we can work from anywhere nowadays, I decided to quit London and work as I roamed. This way I could spend my spare time seeing more of the world, which in turn motivates me to get to work every day. For the story of how that all came together, have a read of my article proofreading my way around the world.

For the serious stuff on my skills and experience and what made me set up Last Glance, read on…

My skills and experience

I worked in the environmental sector for over 20 years in one role or another. During that time, I was involved in drafting, editing and reviewing over 350 large, multi-author documents documents to comply with with international standards or UK planning regulations.

Using those skills, I transitioned into offering professional editing and writing services. I haven’t given up on my first love, though. I continue to offer environmental planning services, focusing on environmental impact assessments (EIA).


My writing and editing services include copy and content writing, copyediting and proofreading for web and print. I work on corporate communications materials as well as academic papers for publication, dissertations and theses. With a particular expertise in the environmental field, I can bring a skilled eye to your technical or corporate reports that you may not find elsewhere.

I create content for businesses across a variety of sectors. Find full details on the services page, see who some of my clients are in my portfolio and hear what they have to say about working with me.

Training, qualifications and professional memberships

I hold these qualifications and have completed the following training courses:

  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (University of Stirling)
  • MSc Environmental Policy (University of Salford)
  • Master of Business Administration (Open University)


  • Publishing Qualifications Board’s Basic Proofreading (pass with merit)
  • CIEP Copyediting 1
  • CIEP References


I am an Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and a Full Member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

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