Christina Schweighofer

1252 N Mar Vista Ave Pasadena, CA 91104

Professional Experience

I am a nonfiction ghostwriter and journalist. My personality profiles and features for newspapers and university publications have won three Los Angeles Press Club awards. Ghostwriting specialties include memoirs, autobiographies, business stories.


30 Years
30 Years
30 Years


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


Newspaper - National
8 Years
Academia - all
10 Years
Book publishing - all
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

USC Law School (10+), Claremont McKenna College (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 foreign 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


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


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



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.