teaching & freelance editing
1. Fall 2023: Christine will be teaching a hybrid (fiction & nonfiction), 10-week, online writing workshop, "Innovative Forms in Prose" for UCLA-Extension, October 3 - December 12, 2023 (no class meeting during Thanksgiving week). More information and registrations details are here.
2. Spring 2024: She also teaches creative writing for Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program - more information here. Her fall 2023 flash fiction class is full, but the course will be offered again in spring 2024.
3. Year-round: Christine serves as the faculty director and is on the fiction faculty of the graduate creative writing program housed in Northwestern University's School of Professional Studies. Admissions- and curriculum-related information can be found here. Application deadlines are October 15, January 15, April 15, and July 15.
And she is likewise a member of the low-residency MFA fiction faculty at Regis University. Information about Regis's MFA program can be found here.
4. Year-round: Christine does freelance manuscript critiques. Please message her through this site for more information.
Testimonials from previous author clients:
From award-winning novelist & short story writer Matthew Lansburgh:
"I met Christine Sneed in late 2017, soon after my book Outside Is the Ocean was published. From our first conversations, it was clear to me that our sensibilities were very much aligned, and since then, she's become one of my most trusted readers. She has read a broad cross-section of the fiction I've written over the past several years as well as some of my creative nonfiction, and, in all cases, I've found her feedback to be invaluable. Not only is she able to pinpoint specific areas in my work that need improvement, but she's able to provide concrete suggestions at a micro as well as a macro level. She always strikes the right balance between being encouraging and providing constructive criticism, and her comments invariably help me see missed opportunities. She's perceptive, whip-smart, generous, and incredibly wise."
“Christine Sneed is an astute, generous, smart, and diligent reader and editor. She’s also a wonderful human being who makes a writer proud of her work. I admire her fiction as much as I admire and respect her editorial skills. Her sharp eye, unwavering support, and collaborative spirit, have aided my revision process tremendously. Her informed critique has never compromised the creative integrity of my work, and I won’t hesitate to seek her professional advice in the future.”