Behind the scenes at Last Glance

My name is Christina Petrides and I run Last Glance. Six years 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 quit the office job and left London to set up Last Glance and work while I travel. This way I can spend my spare time seeing more of the world, which in turn motivates me to get to work every day. My article for the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofeading proofreading my way around the world tells the story of how it all came together.

My skills and experience

I worked in the environmental sector for over 20 years. During that time I drafted, edited and reviewed over 350 large multi-author documents to comply with international standards or UK planning regulations.

Using those skills, I transitioned into copyediting and proofreading and set up Last Glance. You can find full details on the services page and also take a look to see what my clients say.

I offer copyediting and proofreading services and work on corporate reports, academic papers for publication, PhD theses and student dissertations. I also work with US court reporters to proofread depositions and court transcripts.

My background is in the environmental and sustainability fields, and I bring a skilled eye to your technical, corporate and academic reports that you may not find elsewhere.

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 and 2
  • CIEP References and Plain English for Editors

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

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