Don Maass, President, Donald Maass Literary Agency:
"Authors looking for help will not find a more sensitive and
experienced editor than Pat LoBrutto. He is one of the very best."
Brian Herbert, New York Times Bestselling Author:
DUNE, THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD:
"Pat is an artist himself, a talented writer and editor, a
Renaissance man who drops bits of history, opera, philosophy, religion,
and politics into his conversations -- the perfect editor for a "Dune" book,
with all of its twists, turns, and depth. It's hard to know where to stop
saying good things about Pat, because I could write a trilogy of books about him.
He is one of a kind, an editor extraordinaire."
Kevin Anderson, New York Times bestselling Author:
DUNE, THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD:
"Pat LoBrutto has been perceptive and intelligent in working through my
manuscripts. He goes over a book both as an editor and as a real reader,
and his ideas have been the springboards for major improvements.
Best of all, he really cares about the projects he takes on, becomes
a hardcore advocate for the books throughout the tangled publishing world."
Tom Doherty, President and Publisher Tor/Forge:
"Pat LoBrutto is a fine editor and a great advocate for his authors."
Frank Corsaro, Artistic Director of the Julliard Opera Center,
Broadway and Opera Director and Author:
"Pat LoBrutto combines a level of creativity and critical acumen rarely found among
the practitioners of that quirky profession known as 'literary editors.' He is, in
the best sense, sui generis."
Jim Duffy, Client/Author:
"Before I met Pat I was scratching my head trying to make
sense of the wide range of conflicting comments from contest judges, editors,
and seminar leaders. But Pat had an eye for my genre (historical adventure)
and it suddenly all made sense. His input and attention to detail was invaluable.
If you want a better manuscript, Pat's the man."
Scott Miller, Literary Agent, Trident Media Group:
would heartily recommend Pat LoBrutto and his services. His editing skills
and publishing skills are top notch and he is a true author’s advocate."
LoBrutto is everything you could want in a free-lance editor: he is sharp,
experienced, a joy to converse with, and well connected to the publishing
world. We worked for a year on my much-rejected novel FIN DE SIČCLE, and
his steady guidance was invaluable in getting it to be, as he says, “the
best it could be.” At the end of our work together, he introduced it to the
literary-agent world, and it was gobbled up and then sold to a major house (
Dutton ’08). Pat’s expertise was the essential catalyst, no question.
Paul Deepan, Author
"Working with Pat LoBrutto was perhaps the smartest thing I did as a
Pat encouraged me by letting me know when he thought I was doing things
right. You need that when you are insecurely starting out, wondering who
will ever read you, and if they will like what you wrote.
Pat challenged me too, when he thought I wasn’t doing things right. You need
that as well, and not only when you are just starting out. But he respected
me enough to always, always, give me ownership of my work, and my voice. Pat
is a great editor with priceless experience and insight to offer any writer,
and he is owed much credit for the critical success my novel has enjoyed*.
He is also a true author’s advocate, who will recommend your work to other
professionals when, and only when, it is truly ready."
~ Paul Deepan, Author, The
Fruit of the Dendragon Tree* (*Editor’s Choice Award, San Diego State
University Writers’ Conference; *Finalist, ForeWord Reviews’ 2010 Book of
the Year Award, Fantasy Category)