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Award-winning writer/editor Christine Dubois can help you with all your communication needs!

 

Writing & Editing

Articles, resumes, newsletters, books, press releases, website copy–why waste time struggling over words?

Writing Instruction

Improve your grammar and writing skills with fun, hands-on classes and personalized workplace instruction.

Writing Coaching

Encouragement, motivation,  and direction to help you with creative or business writing projects.

 

Words from our happy clients

“Christine is simply fantastic! There is no doubt that she is a great writer, but she is also a gifted teacher!”–Student, Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit

“I liked the instructor’s respect for all participants, the instructor’s command of the subject matter, and the positive interaction among participants.”–Student, Writing Short Memoir

“I liked the practical, hands-on exercises and the clear, easy to understand explanations. Christine made grammar interesting and fun.”–Student, Easy Steps to Great Grammar

 


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Archdiocese of Seattle deacon candidates polish their essay writing skills

I had fun reviewing essay writing skills–thesis statement, supporting paragraphs, correct bibliography format–with deacons-to-be at the beautiful Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in August. Did you know that websites like mybib.com will format your bibliography and footnotes for you?

City of Seattle writing training

It’s been a pleasure to work with staff from the Seattle Human Services Department this summer! Thanks for all you do to make our community a better, safer place for everyone.

New session of Write Night starts Nov. 7. Join us!

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Teaching & Coaching

Improve your writing with hands-on instruction

Want to improve your writing skills? Sign up for a fun, hands-on class with Chris at North Seattle College. Or join her Thursdays nights in Shoreline for Write Night.

You can also arrange for Chris to speak to your group, lead a customized writing seminar at your workplace, or meet with you for one-on-one writing coaching.

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Winter 2020 Continuing Ed/Training Classes at North Seattle College

Registration opens Nov. 12 at 7 am

Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit (2 sessions)

Mondays, Feb. 3-10
North Seattle College, 6:30-9 p.m., $79


Make money, influence others, and express yourself with freelance writing! Learn to write compelling stories for magazines, blogs, websites, and more. This fun, hands-on class takes you step-by-step through the writing/publishing process, from getting ideas to cashing your checks. We’ll cover ideas, research, marketing, writing skills, building your platform, and more.

Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see www.learnatnorth.org

Report Writing & Document Design (1 session)

Wednesday, Feb. 26
North Seattle College, 1-4 p.m., $79


Want to see immediate improvement in your report-writing projects? Learn to write for specific audiences, design documents for readability and clarity, and write concisely using plain English guidelines. Discuss and share ideas in this interactive workshop and learn to produce reports, simple or complex, that grab attention and get results. Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see www.learnatnorth.org

Self-publishing your e-book (3 sessions)

Mondays, March 2-16
North Seattle College, 6:30-8:30 pm, $99

Reach readers and make money—without the need to find an agent or publisher—by self-publishing an e-book. Give new life to your book manuscripts, essay collections, blog posts, family histories, memoirs, or poetry. Or use e-books to promote your business or profession. It’s never been easier to create and publish your own e-books! Class includes step-by-step instructions and plenty of examples. We’ll cover formatting your manuscript, creating a cover, choosing key words, understanding pricing options, tracking sales, marketing your books, and much more.

Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see www.learnatnorth.org

Write Night: Join us anytime!

Join Chris and fiction instructor Leslie Hall for Write Night, a weekly facilitated writer’s support class. Get regular feedback and create a support system for your writing life.  Write Night can become your built-in deadline and will help you write more, high-quality manuscripts.

Write Night meets Thursdays, 6:15-8:30 p.m., at the Richmond Masonic Hall, N. 185th St. & Linden Ave. N. (just a block west of Hwy 99) in Shoreline.

Sign up for a six-week for just $90 (save 25%). Or drop in anytime for $20/class.

Fall 2 session: Nov. 7 – Dec. 12 (5 weeks, no class on Thanksgiving), $75

Your first visit is free with this Write Night Flyer !

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Writing Coaching

Encouragement, motivation, and direction to help you with creative or business writing projects.

Need help getting your thoughts on paper? We’ll work with you to reach your writing goals, whether it’s publishing that memoir or improving your email.

Topics we can help with include organizing and structuring your story, managing your time, developing writing skills, marketing your manuscript, understanding self-publishing, and more.

Contact us for more information.

Writing & Editing

Get professional help with all your writing projects

Articles, resumes, newsletters, books, press releases, website copy–why waste time struggling over words?

Let Christine do the writing for you–or edit the words you’ve written to be sure they’re correct and effective.

Contact us for a no-obligation quote.

Resumes that Work for You

Specializing in Boeing workers and those who hope to be Boeing workers

Need help with your resume?

An effective resume is the first step to landing the new job your want. Christine will meet with you and craft a resume that highlights your strengths and accomplishments.

For more information, or to set up an appointment, contact us.

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About Chris

Christine DuboisChristine Dubois is an award-winning writer and editor who has published more than 450 articles in 45 different magazines and newspapers. She teaches writing at North Seattle College as well as for local businesses. Her warmth, knowledge, and enthusiasm make her a popular instructor.

Dubois has successfully tackled writing projects of all types, including articles, websites, ad copy, resumes, appeal letters, advertising copy, press releases, brochures, curriculum, scripts, reports, book editing, publicity campaigns, and more.

Her professional experience includes: 10 years as Communications Director for The South 47 Farm, senior editor for View Publishing at Group Health Cooperative, assignment editor at KING-TV News, and more than 20 years as a freelance writer.

She is co-author, together with her husband, Steven E. Bourne, of “Waiting in Hope: Meditations for Expectant Parents.”

Dubois has a degree in Communications from the University of Washington and has received numerous awards from professional communications groups for excellence in writing, editing, and photography. She is a member of the National Writer’s Union.