Christina Schweighofer

1252 N Mar Vista Ave Pasadena, CA 91104

Professional Experience

I ghostwrite nonfiction books. As a freelancer for newspapers and university publications, I have created dozens of personality profiles for numerous editors. Three of my articles for newspapers won Los Angeles Press Club awards. Ghostwriting specialties include memoirs, autobiographies, business histories and inspirational titles.


3 Years
8 Years
30 Years


6 Years
Environment & Nature
9 Years
Books & Literature
28 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

USC Law School alumni newsletter (10+), USC Gould Clinical Perspectives newsletter (10+), Claremont McKenna College (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Kevin J. Moore & Associates (10+)

Other Work History

For eight years, I was an on-staff reporter and editor for Die Presse in Vienna where I spent: - Four years with the weekly arts and features supplement, three of them as editor of the book reviews section - One year on the international desk - Three years on the national desk, covering Austrian politics in general and women's affairs in particular

Foreign Language Skills

Raised bilingually, I am fluent in English and German.


Laptop, digital camera

Work Permits & Visas

Permanent U.S. resident; British citizenship and Austrian citizenship, i.e. free to travel and work in all countries of the European Union and the UK (Brexit or not)


Anne Bergman (USC Law School); Gilien Silsby (Claremont McKenna College); Kevin J. Moore (private law firm)


Two second and one third-place award in the Los Angeles Press Club's journalism awards (2005, 2013, 2016)


ASJA, Los Angeles Press Club, Independent Writers of Southern California

Work Samples


A conference in Pasadena, California, tries to find consensus between faith and science.
News story about a reformist Roman Catholic priest from Austria, Helmut Schueller, who was barred from speaking in a Catholic parish in Boston and visited Los Angeles


He's all about speed -- and driven: profile of Edward Loh, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend, published in USC Trojan Family magazine.
A member of the Washington State Supreme Court, Sheryl Gordon McCloud is determined to protect the rights of the disenfranchised.