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Finding the Right Editor for Your Book

The final episode of Season 2 focuses on the different types of editors within the book publishing industry and the role each one serves. Kate Babbitt -- Copy Editor of Reach: Create the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause, by Becky Robinson -- shares advice for finding a great editor, what to look for in an editor, and how authors can move past their biases to form a deep connection with their editor. According to Kate, an editor is there to be an author’s strength and help them succeed in the best possible way. During the episode, Kate also shares: Her work in the world and how she developed a passion for editing. The different types of editors that authors can work with on their journey.How to differentiate between a developmental editor and a ghostwriter.The editors who will join your team once you’re past the stage of developmental editing.The difference between a developmental editor and a copy editor and what a new author should expect to see in their edited manuscript. Why she considers copy editors to be wing women for authors.What she wishes authors knew about working with editors.What authors can do to reframe their view of an editor’s role in the process of bringing their book to market.  For our show notes, including action steps, and resources, visit: Please feel free to send a message to Becky at to share your thoughts!

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