I am an independent writer, ghost-writer and editor with more than 20 years’ experience in digital and print publishing. After spending years at start-up publications and publishing companies, I decided to go freelance 15  years ago. In that time, I have honed my expertise working for a variety of companies and publications, both digital and traditional.

I’ve covered a range of topics and issues throughout my career, but mCristina headshotost recently I have focused on business in all its forms: personal finance, women and money, wealth management, financial services and more. Occasionally, I cover something offbeat, funky or unusual (in a good way). Those stories and projects are like dessert — deliciously sweet, but only on occasion. Please take a look at some of my work here.

The other hat I wear is that of book editor and manuscript consultant. Even though it makes sense given my work and educational background, I fell into that aspect of publishing by accident. After the latest economic meltdown, much of my work dried up so I reached out to my network for help. Fortunately, a publisher friend needed someone with editorial and writing chops – and I was available. It was a perfect match, and  I’ve been loving it ever since.

Eight years on, I provide turnkey editorial project management, development and concepting, writing and ghost-writing, substantive and copy editing services for my own clients and for Bright Sky Press, a Houston-based independent publisher. If you have a story to tell, I can help you craft it. Or I can write it for you. I have plenty of happy clients to recommend me and my services. Here are a few of the titles I’ve worked on. For a more detailed résumé, please take a look at my LinkedIn profile.

When I’m not working or networking, I write fiction and poetry. Funny enough, I started out as a poet, but quickly realized that the academic life wasn’t for me. So I went into journalism and made my way from feature writing to blogging, web content writing, ghost-writing and book editing. Go figure.