Teacher and Coach



Fiction’s Big-Picture Fundamentals, a 5-week dive into the 8 essential aspects of telling a compelling story (novel or short fiction). Includes 8 video modules and 3 coworking sessions with Pat, with timed writing prompts that will get you from blank page to complete draft. Maximum 12 writers per cohort. Click here to find out more!


Developmental Editing for Fiction, an intense and value-packed 6-week Zoom course through Editorial Arts Academy. Takes you step by step through a full developmental edit of a novella manuscript. Maximum 12 students per cohort. Visit the Developmental Editing for Fiction Course Tour here and register here.


Lucid Edit‘s Pat Dobie and Editorial Arts Academy‘s Susannah Noel offer a self-paced course on Marketing for Freelance Book Editors. This course combines Pat and Susannah’s combined knowledge from decades as successful freelance book editors. The course is designed for new and established editors who want to create an effective marketing strategy with the goal of filling their editorial calendar, working with their dream projects, and creating a sustainable and rewarding editorial business.


For writers who want serious (AND MOTIVATING) help getting unstuck on a book, meeting deadlines, or putting their work out into the world:

Pat coaches committed writers who’ve hit a wall, aren’t sure how to start, or need some support to finish their book. From story development assistance to practical resources, manuscript evaluations, and regular deadlines to a full writing plan. Read more at Lucid Edit (*scroll to the bottom of the page*) or visit my Calendly page to book a paid consultation.