I did most of my technical writing while employed at the Sacramento Muncipal Utility District (SMUD) as a program manager in energy conservation and as SMUD's advertising administrator.


Most recent clients are:


  • Grow Water, Sacramento, CA
  • Inside Publications -Inside Arden
  • US Dept of Homeland Security
  • Sacramento World Music and Dance Festival
  • Neodesign, Sacramento, CA
  • Citadel Publications, Sacramento, CA
  • Cache Creek Casino and Resort
  • LA Splash, online lifestyle magazine
  • Salon Guys,  website content, Sacramento, CA
  • Arden Arcade Cityhood blog and website content
  • Sacramento Book Review
  • Prestwick House, academic publisher, Smyrna, DE
  • NES, environmental protection, Folsom, CA
  • Work.Com, an online guide for businesses
  • Roadside Access, Inc., Nevada
  • Aspen Environmental Group, Sacramento
  • Placer County Treasurer/Tax Collector "Property Assessment Clean Energy Program"
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Rarely does one meet and get to work with someone so passionate about the art and science of writing. Pat truly loves writing and all that comes with it including: English language arts and literature, technical papers, copy writing, editing, and creative. As enthused as she is about the work she performs, her results exceed clients' expectations and her excitement is practically contagious. Throughout the years I've known Pat, I've had the pleasure of working with her on a variety of different projects. Her expertise is always unsurpassed, her work ethic always commendable, and her ability to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities is invaluable. I highly recommend Pat for any upcoming writing project, no matter what the subject, context, or medium. 

I would like to expand upon my endorsement with regards to Pat's ability to work in a collaborative environment with multiple stakeholders. Pat knows how to build effective programs, gain consensus, and meet deadlines. Her combination of entrepreneurial, real-world skills, and work experience make her a valuable asset in any start-up environment. Pat brings solid writing, communication, relationship, and commitment skills to any project she takes on. I enjoy working with her on projects of all sizes and levels of complexity.

- Emily Brown, Marketing Department Manager at Kimberley-Horn and Associates, Inc.


I've had the pleasure of working with Pat on several projects of varying scale. She has a knack for efficiently capturing the essence of a piece, and expressing just the right concepts with a wonderful economy of words. 

She is also easy to work with, and extremely dedicated to the task at hand. I'm sure she will be a valuable asset to any writing assignment you need to have done

- Ed Dickey, Independent Web Design


"Pat has taken our non profit to a whole new level with her writing skills. Now we look more professional when sending out press releases and media kits."

- Rodger Sargent, President at Grow Water


"We were referred to Patricia M. Cole by a friend and were extremely pleased with the product quality and customer service received. We definitely plan to buy from Patricia M. Cole in the near future!"