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DATE: February 12, 2013 2:28:47 PM PST
Western Washington University's Professional-Studies Courses Help Build Skills and Enhance Job Opportunities

Contact: Alisyn Maggiora, Western Washington University Extended Education, at (360) 650-3717 or Alisyn.Maggiora@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM - This spring, Western Washington University Extended Education will offer three professional studies courses to help build skills in writing, editing and project management; the classes are available to students, faculty and community members alike.

Professional studies offerings are a great way to broaden your career options or explore a new area of interest, all while boosting your skillset. This spring Western will offer a variety of engaging programs, including:

Writing Children’s Literature: Experiment and sample the field of children’s fiction and nonfiction, including picture, chapter, middle-grade and young adult’s books. Instructors will focus on essential literary elements such as plot, character, setting, dialogue and that all-important first chapter. Classes meet 6-9 p.m., Thursdays April 4- May 16, 2013 in Western’s Communications Facility.  To find out more, attend an information session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at Village Books.

Knockout Editing: The first draft of a story or essay can be wonderfully inspired — and unfinished. For many writers, the grueling stretch begins when it’s time to revise. Learn developmental editing techniques successful writers and editors use to turn a good start into a great finish. Build revision endurance and decide when to elaborate, when to revise, and when to kill a line. Classes meet from 6-9 p.m., Thursdays, May 23-June 13, 2013 in Western’s Communications Facility. To find out more, attend an information session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Apr. 15 at Village Books.

Project Management Professional Crash Course: This course is designed for project managers who do not have previous formal project management training. Develop skills and understand proven techniques to help you manage projects more effectively. This course is an interactive combination of lecture, small group activities and discussion of real life projects. Classes meet 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, April 18-May 16, 2013 in Western’s Communications Facility. To find out more, attend an information session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Western’s Communications Facility, room 314.

For program details and registration information, visit www.ExtendedEd.wwu.edu, email ExtendedEd@wwu.edu  or call (360) 650-3308.

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