Cristina Neagu

Contact details

Professional profile
Editing, Proofreading
Language pairs
English > English
Areas of expertise
Business and Finance
General science
Information Technology
Natural Sciences
Pure Sciences
I help authors, businesses, and nonprofit organizations perfect the written documents they publish. My mission is to fight errors of grammar, style, and logic to make nonfiction texts correct, clear, and coherent so that the reader will understand and enjoy them. I have a PhD in earth sciences from Cardiff University, UK, and spent seven years working as a research scientist before becoming a full-time professional editor and proofreader in 2012.

I specialise in copyediting and proofreading nonfiction documents:
- business reports, business proposals, white papers, training materials, and other written communications
- technical texts (courses, user manuals, reports)
- nonfiction books (IT, business intelligence, project management, travel)
- academic papers, reports, presentations, lesson plans
- blog posts and web articles (business, software and technology, healthcare and sciences, HR, marketing)
- website pages and other types of website content

To find out more details about my services, please visit my website,
2016–present: Blog posts
Please visit

2013–2015: Online articles
Selected articles (total 31) published at
  • Preparing for the Inconceivable Risk – Are You Ready for Black Swans?
  • Why Project Team Composition Changes Affect Performance
  • Earned Value Management – An “Overhead” View (PART 1: EVM Basics)
  • Earned Value Management – An “Overhead” View (PART 2: EVM Drawbacks and Benefits)
  • Is the Project Management Iron Triangle Obsolete?
  • Costly Mistake: Communicating Ineffectively with Project Stakeholders
  • Building Trust: Why It Matters for the Project Manager
  • Traditional and Agile Project Management in a Nutshell
  • Place Your Bet: Project Management Experience vs. Project Management Certification

Selected articles (total 19) published in the newsletter
  • Adapting to Survive: An Overview of the Agile Project Manager
  • The Present Value of Lessons Learned
  • Matter of Style – Virtual, Social, and Sustainable Project Management
  • Join the Race for Innovation in Project Management
  • Applying Real Options in IT Investment Decisions

2007–2011: Scholarly publications
  • R.C. Neagu. 2011. The relationship between the physical properties of marine sediments and biogenic silica diagenesis studied using seismic and well-log data. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University, UK.
  • R.C. Neagu, J. Cartwright, R. Davies, and L. Jensen. 2010. Fossilisation of a silica diagenesis reaction front on the mid-Norwegian margin. Marine and Petroleum Geology 27, 2141–2155.
  • R.C. Neagu, J. Cartwright, and R. Davies. 2010. Measurement of diagenetic compaction strain from quantitative analysis of fault plane dip. Journal of Structural Geology 32, 641–655.
  • M. Rebesco, R.C. Neagu, A. Cuppari, F. Muto, D. Accettella, R. Dominici, A. Cova, C. Romano, A. Caburlotto, 2009. Morphobathymetric analysis and evidence of submarine mass movements in the western Gulf of Taranto (Calabria margin, Ionian Sea). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 28 (4): 791–805.
  • R.C. Neagu, U. Tinivella, V. Volpi, M. Rebesco, A. Camerlenghi. 2009. Estimation of biogenic silica content in marine sediments using seismic and log data. Sediment drift 7-Antarctica. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 28 (4): 839–848.
  • M. Rebesco, A. Camerlenghi, V. Volpi, C. Neagu, D. Accettella, B. Lindberg, A. Cova, F. Zgur and The MAGICO Party. 2007. Interaction of processes and importance of contourites: insights from the detailed morphology of sediment Drift 7, Antarctica. In Viana, A. R. and Rebesco, M. (eds.) Economic and Palaeoceanographic Significance of Contourite Deposits, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 276: 95–110

- Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest – Commonwealth Education Trust (via Coursera)

- Proofreading (4-week online course), Editorial Freelancers Association
- Copyediting: Intermediate (6-week online course, Editorial Freelancers Association
- Copyediting: Beginning (6-week online course), Editorial Freelancers Association
- Think101x: The Science of Everyday Thinking (12-week course via EdX), The University of Queensland

- Introduction to Marketing (5-week online course via Coursera), University of Pennsylvania
- Writing for the Web (4-week online course via Open2Study), Open Universities Australia
- High-Impact Business Writing (1-day online course via Coursera), University of California, Irvine

- Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills (5-week online course via Coursera),
  University of Michigan

- Writing in the Sciences (8-week online course), Stanford University. Received Statement of
  Accomplishment with Distinction

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