MIKE CHRISTENSEN

CHIEF SUBEDITOR

GQ (Australia) - - INSIDE GQ -

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?

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