Christina has a wide range of writing experience, but she is the most familiar with newsletters and article writing. She also has experience with business and technical writing, such as manuals, memos, formal emails and letters, and presentations . She is well-versed in fiction and creative non-fiction, as well as academic writing.
Christina's writing interests include fiction, creative non-fiction, editorial, news articles, human interest, and politics. She is also an avid sports fan and loves playing, watching, discussing, and writing about all of the major team sports; most especially soccer and football, but also baseball, hockey, and basketball. She is a seasoned fantasy football competitor and has made the playoffs consecutive years in multiple leagues. Christina's third love is music; she has studied vocal music and theory for over ten years, is a self-taught amateur pianist, and is currently taking lessons in playing and composing for the guitar.
Christina attended Tarrant County College for three semesters in 2004 and 2005, but, due to personal circumstances, had to take time off in order to work two jobs. During this break, she realized her goal was to become a writer. She returned to the college in 2008 and completed her Associate of Arts degree in May of 2010.
She received a general associates degree, but concentrated her studies on English and writing. She also took courses in French and music theory.
Christina attended the University of North Texas for two years after earning an Associate of Arts degree from Tarrant County College. She double majored in French and in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She graduated with a Bachelor's in English in May of 2012 and is currently two semesters from completing her Bachelor's in French. On top of her creative writing and literature courses, she studied English linguistics and technical editing. She also spent a semester studying music theory and performance.
In her second year at the university, she earned the Mary E. Whitten Memorial Scholarship and was a member of the French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi.
As part of her degree concentration, she studied the specific genres of modern play-writing, the short story, and creative non-fiction, as well as specific cultures and time periods (pre-eighteenth century British literature, early Indo-Asian literature, etc.).
Christina wrote several articles during her time with the Guardian Liberty Voice, the bulk of those being about Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. As an editor, Christina researched soccer news around the world and determined the most popular and engaging topics to assign articles to other writers.
As a Technical Services Assistant for the Safety/Quality Division of a construction insurance captive, Christina acquired varied knowledge of the construction industry. The company she worked for provides liability and worker's compensation insurance to United States contractors who specialize in high-rise buildings, industrial and manufacturing, asphalt and paving, railroad construction, bridge construction, and landscaping and excavation. Christina has toured construction sites, planned and attended meetings and workshops, and written descriptions of projects for formal quality assessments.
As a writer for the Guardian Liberty Voice, Christina wrote several articles on U.S. and World Politics. Some of these articles explored the relationship between politics and global sports.
As a freelance proofreader for an e-publishing company, Christina received edited manuscripts being prepared for publication and read through them multiple times, checking for grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors. She frequently used the Chicago Manual of Style and other style guides, including GrammarBook and Grammarly. Although she worked for the company a short time, she obtained knowledge of the publishing process and experience in proofreading and editing.
Christina wrote an article on the Hillshire Farms bidding war between Pinnacle Foods and Pilgrim's Pride, and another on the unexpected death of Lewis Katz of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Christina wrote an informative piece exploring the rise in women's education in Middle Eastern countries and the continued efforts to stamp out sexual inequality in business, education, and sports in that part of the world.
Christina worked as a freelance writer and soccer editor for the Guardian Liberty Voice, penning articles on sports, politics, business, and entertainment. Though she wrote across a broad spectrum, her main focus was on Major League Baseball, Men's and Women's professional soccer, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
While working for American Contractors Insurance Group, Christina designed and edited the Quality Department Newsletter, and wrote some of the content.
As a freelance writer, Christina was awarded a job through the website Elance to ghostwrite three ebooks on Buddha, Mohammed, and Jesus Christ.