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Hi, I’m Pat Dobie, an editor, book doctor, and coach working with writers all over the world who’ve gone on to get agents, achieve traditional publication, self-publish successfully, and win awards.
Put another way, I help writers stop shooting themselves in the foot, harness their energy, & write a book that people want to buy.
I live and work in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, on the traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Coast Salish peoples.
You can find me most weekdays at Lucid Edit, helping writers create great books.
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