Awards and comments about my work.


AASLH Leadership in History Award of Merit (2016)

The American Association for State and Local History presented COLUMBIA THE MAGAZINE OF NORTHWEST HISTORY with an Award of Merit for excellence as a history publication.

WMA Board Award of Excellence (2015)

The Washington Museum Association presented COLUMBIA THE MAGAZINE OF NORTHWEST HISTORY with a special Board Award of Excellence for the important role it has played in museum publishing over the years.

AAM Museum Publication Design Competition (2003)

The American Alliance of Museums awarded first prize "in recognition of the highest standards of excellence" to the Washington State History Museum's HISTORY LAB TO GO! outreach kit, designed by Christina Dubois.


Sharon Sneddon – Author, environmental activist

"Christina’s creativity and technical expertise pulled together all the elements of my project into a polished, professional-looking book.”

Erich Ebel – Author, Historian, Communications professional

“Christina is, by far, one of the most professional and competent independent editor/designers I've ever worked with. Perhaps the greatest asset she has to offer is her impeccable attention to detail. I relied heavily on Christina to proofread and edit my work, make creative as well as grammatical suggestions, and keep a positive attitude. As an author, I will certainly be calling on her again for assistance. I think anyone who wants to produce the best quality product should do the same.”

Bill Layman – Author, historian, curator

“Since I first worked with Christina when I wrote an article in one of the first issues of COLUMBIA Magazine, I have felt great comfort in knowing she will take what I have done and give it additional value. Her natural good eye, attention to detail, and great skill at presenting materials in a manner that enlivens and enhances history is nothing short of a legacy that will endure beyond any of our years.”

Scott Schoenen – Communications Professional

“Christina is a superstar! I highly recommend her. I have worked with her on many publications. It’s incredible to watch her edit, design, and project manage an entire quarterly magazine!”

Stephanie Lile – Author, Historian, Museum director and curator

“Christina Dubois is an accomplished editor and designer. She was the driving creative force behind COLUMBIA Magazine for many years. She's amazingly capable, talented, and detail-oriented. I've always loved working with her and admire her dedication to the field.”

Carolyn Simonson – Writer, Educator, copy editor

“Christina is a skilled editor. She excels at organizing, improving style, checking facts, and the myriad tasks of a most competent editor. She has very good ideas about balancing content, illustrations, etc. She works efficiently, following her deadlines, but does not radiate pressure while doing so.”

Kate Basart – Art director, book designer

“Not only is Christina a capable managing editor, but she is an excellent art director, designer, and a talented technician (great photoshop work). She is friendly, clear, and direct to work with, and I would be more than happy to work with her again.”