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Editing can be a daunting part of the writing process. Whether a critique partner, beta readers, or an editor, it’s the first time eyes other than yours are seeing your story. Knowing what kind of editor you need and how to find one can be overwhelming. But the process becomes a lot easier once you have a better understanding of it, and I hope this month’s issue will help with that. 

We break down the various types of edits, as well as ways to cut back on the costs. More importantly, we dive into the value of finding an editor who is a good fit. 


The purpose of editing is to make your story gleam, so it’s essential to know what kind of edit you need and to find someone who can help your story shine even brighter. 

Because your story is magic. Don’t let it fade away from lack of editing.

Robyn Sarty

Robyn Sarty

As a managing editor at Indie Author Magazine, Robyn Sarty brings over a decade of experience as an editor and proofreader. She is the author of two novels and several short stories, and manages her own publishing company. She loves helping other authors with their books and can often be found nerding out over story elements with her friends. She spent five years as a project coordinator for an international engineering firm, and now uses those skills to chase writers instead of engineers and hopes it will be good training for her first marathon. Growing up as a third culture kid, books were the one constant in her life, and as such, Robyn believes that books are portals to the magic that lies within, and authors are wielders of that magic. She also admits to being a staunch, loyal, and unabashed supporter of the Oxford comma.

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