When he’s not busy correcting grammar or finding deliberate errors we’ve hidden on this very page, Christensen is an avid surfer and soon-to-be dad. He’s also currently transforming himself from fit to fitter, with the help of GQ ‘Terminator’ trainer Daniel Conn – stay tuned for more on that, folks.
GOT A FAVOURITE PIECE FROM THIS ISSUE?
Is it OK to say my GQ&A with David Pocock (p50)? He’s a gent well worth driving to Canberra for an hour’s chat and bottle of sparkling water. The police officer who caught me speeding can vouch for my eagerness.
ANY PITFALLS OF BEING A PROFESSIONAL GRAMMAR NAZI?
My emails to friends have to be perfect, or else I get a swift ‘Subeditor, are you?’
TIPS FOR IMPROVING OUR WRITING, PLEASE?
Write with personality, not ego; relish criticism instead of fearing it; and listen to music on repeat to stay in the zone – though the last one’s unproven.
WHAT’S THE LAST THING YOU READ AND REALLY LOVED?
The three pregnancy tests my wife took to confirm we were having a baby. Other than that, a Resident Advisor interview with George Fitzgerald – I’ve since listened to his album, Fading Love, in a different light.
HOW’S THE TERMINATOR TRAINING GOING?
You haven’t noticed a change? I’ve loved it – committing to a challenge is right up my street. And who doesn’t like having “GET UNCOMFORTABLE” shouted at you at 6.30am?