I have given the name to all the Christian Science periodicals. The first was The Christian Science Journal, designed to put on record the divine Science of Truth; the second I entitled Sentinel, intended to hold guard over Truth, Life, and Love; the third, Der Herold der Christian Science, to proclaim the universal activity and availability of Truth; the next I named Monitor, to spread undivided the Science that operates unspent. The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.

—Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353

When I write, why do I need to be edited?

Mary Baker Eddy’s inspiration for these magazines came with two solid requirements: that they be “ably edited” and “kept abreast of the times” (Mary Baker Eddy, Church Manual, p. 44 ).

So why should I be “ably edited” if I write for these magazines? The editors support authors so they can be assured that their writing has the authority, credibility, and verifiability necessary to stand up to any scrutiny and is able to reach large audiences.

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