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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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NSC classes move online

It’s going to take more than a pandemic to stop writers and teachers. But to  ensure your safety and do our part to help “flatten the curve,” all North Seattle College Continuing Education classes have moved online.

Registration for winter quarter is now open. Now’s a great time to get some classes on your schedule before it fills up with other things. Check out all the NSC Continuing Ed offerings at learnatnorth.org

Looking for something uplifting to read? Check out my e-book

Get your copy of “Praying with Creation: Meditations for a time of climate change.” More details here

Join Write Night online

We’re back! Write Night is now meeting online via Zoom every Thursday from 6:60-7:45 pm. Contact us for more information.

 

 

 

Teaching & Coaching

Improve your writing with hands-on instruction

Want to improve your writing skills? Sign up for a fun, online class with Chris through North Seattle College.

You can also arrange for Chris lead a customized writing seminar for your work group, or meet with you virtually for one-on-one writing coaching. All teaching and coaching services provided online.

Read on for details!

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Winter 2021 Continuing Ed Classes online at North Seattle College

Registration now open!

Easy Steps to Great Grammar

Wednesdays, Jan. 6-20 (3 sessions)
North Seattle College online, 6:30-8 p.m., $75

Confused about grammar and punctuation? This fun, hands-on class will help you master the latest rules, avoid common errors, and write with confidence. We’ll cover apostrophes, verb tense, word usage, subject/verb agreement, commas/semicolons, style guides, how to avoid the 10 most common grammar and punctuation mistakes, and more. Class includes plenty of examples and exercises to help you practice your new skills.

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

Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit

Mondays, Jan. 25 – Feb. 8 (3 sessions)
North Seattle College online, 6:30-8 p.m., $75

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 online. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or seewww.learnatnorth.org

Business Writing Essentials

Wednesday, Feb. 10 (1 session)
North Seattle College online, 1-4 p.m., $89


This course offers practical tips for producing professional-looking business documents. Learn the importance of writing for a specific audience and making the purpose and call to action clear. Review writing strategies for routine, persuasive, negative news, and personal messages. Then try your skill at hands-on exercises that reinforce the 5 C’s of good business writing—being concrete, clear, concise, courteous, and correct.

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

Publishing Your E-book

Mondays, March 8-22 (3 sessions)
North Seattle College online, 6:30-8 pm, $75

Reach readers and make money—without the need to find an agent or publisher—by publishing your own 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 online. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see www.learnatnorth.org


Write Night online: We’re back!

Write Night is now meeting online via Zoom every Thursday from 6:30-7:45 pm. Each class includes a social time, as well as a chance to share your manuscript (up to 1,000 words) and get feedback from the group. To RSVP or for more information, contact us.


Writing Coaching

Encouragement, motivation, and direction to help you with creative or business writing projects. Now working with clients online via Zoom.

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 graduate-level certificates in Advanced Online Teaching and Teaching Adults. She 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.