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Pat Dobie writes, edits, coaches, teaches, blogs, runs a tiny self-publishing house, and creates the infamous Thursday Postcard, a biweekly newsletter for writers & editors.

Pat Dobie is a writer, editor, and teacher who grew up on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples (Vancouver, BC). She’s a two-time winner of the International 3-Day Novel Contest, a past finalist for the Historical Novel Society’s New Novel Award, and 2016 recipient of the June Dodge Fellowship from Mineral School Residency. Her other books include Fiction Editing: A Writer’s Roadmap and Pawn to Queen.

Pat’s an ally of the LGBQT+ community and a believer in “learn by doing”.

She blogs about writing and teaches courses through A Writer’s Roadmap. Her popular classes in fiction editing are available through Editorial Arts Academy.

In her work as an independent book editor, Pat’s clients have gone on to get agents, achieve traditional publication, self-publish successfully, and win awards.