Once upon a time, I told everyone I wanted to be a “professional student.” In my undergraduate years, I didn’t know the term carried a negative connotation. I loved school. I wanted to learn from dedicated minds and mentors, eternally. I did enter the professional world, first as an archaeologist and then as a university instructor. Now, I have returned full circle to what I did (and was recognized for) in my youth: I write. With each client, with each book I write or am a part of, I am learning. I am a professional student. I have built my life by always turning toward what pumps my blood: wonder and discovery. And I am honored by those who share their wonder and discoveries—through story—with me.-Christine Fadden
Christine Fadden is an award-winning writer, ghostwriter, and editor. She has worked on over two-dozen books and book proposals, with a focus on memoir and creative nonfiction. Literary fiction is her first love.
Whether collaborating with a startup entrepreneur, a famous athlete, a renowned academic, or the storyteller next door, Christine begins each unique book journey by listening thoughtfully to her client and then drawing up a mutually motivating roadmap. Conducting regularly scheduled interviews to keep crucial long-range momentum and creative flow going, she elicits the story behind and beyond the story—often enlarging her clients’ perspective of their own mission and message in the process.
Before turning to writing full-time, Christine worked as a university instructor in the United States and abroad. Since graduating from the prestigious Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, she has received juried fellowships from Artist Trust, Playa Arts and Science Residency, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Jentel Artists’ Residency, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Djerassi. She resides on the Olympic Peninsula, where she enjoys swimming, hiking, playing pétanque, running, and reading.
and Northwest Independent Editors Guild Member
Christine has written books, web content, articles, press releases, training materials, and blog posts for individuals in the following companies, organizations, and institutions:
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Louis Vuitton
- Clifford Chance
- Strategic Coach
- Girl Friday Productions
- The Greenline Market
- Handcrafted Learning
- The National Football League (NFL)
- The New School
- Portland State University
- Korea Educational Broadcasting System
- Korea Telecom