About Lucid Edit

Pat Dobie

If you’re serious about getting your work published, you’re in the right place! For over a decade I’ve been working with writers from all over the world, helping them get their books from good (or even not-so-good) to great.

Fiction: I work across genres, including historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, romance and erotica, middle grade, & young adult.

Non-fiction: I work primarily in primarily self-help, how-to and memoir. I also edit short stories, plays, and essay collections.

I also write, and teach writing. I’m author of the novella Pawn to Queen (Arsenal Press) and Fiction Editing: A Writer’s Roadmap (Lucid Editions). My novella What Really Happened took third place in the 2018 International 3-Day Novel Contest, and my historical novel Inventing Paris was a finalist for the 2015 Outstanding New Novel Award from the Historical Novel Society. I have an MFA in Writing from Oregon’s Pacific University and am a former June Dodge Fellow in fiction at Mineral School Residency. I’m an ally of the LGBQT+ community. I teach fiction at the Humanities 101 program to marginalized people from the Downtown East Side, and give workshops on editing and writing.

My professional development in editing is ongoing via EFA courses and conferences. I am represented by the Wendy Schmalz Agency.

I teach developmental editing (and sometimes other courses) through the Editorial Arts Academy.

Visit me over at A Writer’s Roadmap to find out just how obsessed I am about writing books.

Your critique has really forced me to hone my understanding of story structure and to make sure I choose a protagonist in the future who is intimately involved with the story…I’m really glad I stuck with the POV characters I’ve had since the beginning and made them stronger instead of giving up on them and trying to re-draft the story from scratch again.

Amanda H, Writer (US)

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Click the link for a 2-page interview with me that will tell you a lot about my editing style: Interview with Pat at Lucid


Some of the titles I’ve worked on…