Christine Shuttleworth, BA

Location: London

Membership Grade: Fellow

Contact Info

Phone: 2087498797
Mobile: 07904256850

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General Experience

Freelance indexer for more than 30 years (also translator from German), after several years of in-house editorial work for London publishers. Subjects of books recently indexed have included yoga for beginners, the chronology of architecture, treasures of the early Americas, and a Regency art collection. Good knowledge of German, French and Italian. Available for work throughout the year, often at short notice.



Experience in this subject includes former employment as editor/writer on magazines such as Art and Antiques Weekly and Country Life, as well as indexing books on various types of antiques.


Have indexed (and translated) several books on architecture.

Art and Design

Have indexed (and translated) several books on art and design.

Art History

Have indexed (and translated) several books on art history.


Have indexed (and translated) several books on ceramics, and was a pottery student for several years.

Cinema and Film

Personal interest in film since my teenage years. Have done several indexes for the British Film Institute and others.


Personal interest in drama and theatre.


Personal interest. Have indexed books on broadcasting subjects such as Desert Island Discs.

Drawing and Painting

Personal interest.I regularly attend exhibitions and have indexed books such as the letters of Paul Cezanne.


Personal interest.


Mainly ceramics – former pottery student.

English Literature

Graduate in English language and literature. Have indexed a number of related books.

Literature and Poetry In English

Graduate in English language and literature. Have indexed a number of related books, including one on Edmund Spenser and neo-Platonism.

Literature and Poetry In Foreign Languages

Good knowledge of the language and literature of several European countries, especially Germany and Austria.


Personal interest.


Personal interest.


Particularly Oriental carpets, rugs, and other textiles. Have indexed books and catalogues on textiles.

Cookery Books

Have indexed a number of cookery books.

Food and Drink

As well as cookery books, have indexed several books on specific aspects of food and drink, such as casseroles, soups, sushi, red wine.

History (All Areas)

Have indexed a number of books on history, including several on European history and a biography of Frederick the Great.


With native German-speaking parents, I have a particular interest in books dealing with German (and Austrian) history, literature and culture.

Related qualifications

BA (Oxon) in English Language and Literature

Other skills

Translator from German in arts and humanities field. Member of the Translators Association (part of the Society of Authors). Since 1991 I have translated a wide range of texts, from book and exhibition reviews to full-length books, including biographies and memoirs. Would love the opportunity to translate fiction! For my translation work see

Recent indexes include

Richard J. Evans, Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History, Little, Brown, February 2019
Ramachandra Guha, Gandhi 1914-1948: The Years that Changed the World, Allen Lane, September 2018
San San May and Jana Igunma, Buddhism Illuminated: Manuscript Art from Southeast Asia, British Library, 1 July 2018
Maria Pramaggiore and Tom Wallis, Film: A Critical Introduction, Laurence King, July 2019
Charles Moore, Margaret Thatcher: The Official Biography Vol III, Penguin, in press

Clients Include

British Library
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Royal College of Art
Thames & Hudson
Yale University Press Unicorn

Special Publication Type

Diaries And Letters

My interest in diaries and letters, particularly of literary figures, is related to my enjoyment of biographies and memoirs. Have indexed,for example, the letters of Paul Cezanne for Thames & Hudson.

Biographies/ Autobiographies

Have indexed a number of biographies and memoirs, including the memoirs of Mikhail Gorbachev and vols 2 and 3 of Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher. I particularly enjoy indexing literary biographies and memoirs.


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