About Lucid Edit

Welcome to Lucid Edit, home of the dynamic duo of Pat Dobie and AC Walker. Scroll down to read more about us.

Pat Dobie

I’m a professional editor, a writer and a writing teacher. I’ve edited both literary and commercial fiction (including historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, romance and erotica, middle grade, young adult). I’ve also edited short stories, plays, essay collections and memoirs.

pat_dobie_3I have an MFA in Writing from Pacific University (rated one of the top 3 low-residency programs by Poets & Writers). At Pacific I was mentored by some of America’s finest writers.

I have an abiding interest in the craft of writing and am continually deepening my engagement with it. In Sept. 2016 I was a June Dodge Fellow in fiction at Mineral School, a wonderful creative retreat in Mineral, WA. My professional development in editing is ongoing via EFA courses and conferences–including Book Mapping for Developmental Editors, with the incredible Heidi Fiedler (2015).

For more about my writing, visit me at www.patdobie.com

Pat Dobie provided so much intelligent insight that I’m mostly kind of just luxuriating in that. This is a lovely thing, having a clearer understanding of the holes in the story—where they are and what they are asking to be filled with. I really like Pat’s pacing suggestions and am trying to stick to them. Sometimes it’s very hard to cut, but the end result is that much stronger.
Charles G, Writer (Germany)

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AC Walker

AC Walker is a writer, editor and teacher, passionate about exploring the inner workings of manuscripts and discovering the treasures and impediments they contain. The ’eminence grise’ of Lucid Edit, she is the writer of a series of how-to books and articles for writers–most recently, Fiction Editing: A Writer’s Roadmap.

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