Editors are not the enemy.
The goal of a good editor is to be an investigator and a treasure hunter of sorts. Our job is to make your work read and sound as best as it possibly can. The way this is done by proofreading. The goal of an editor is not to rip apart work or make it their own. Editors desire the best work be shown, and any corrections are to improve the quality of that work. The ink we spill demonstrates what can be better, what can be improved on, and what is of no use to the work you submit.
It’s not a bad thing to have other people look over your work. It is not a bad thing to question your editors. Matter of fact, I encourage it! It is your work, and you should be able to have an intelligent discourse about something you have put time effort and energy into. Ultimately, it is your decision as a writer/client to accept the advice and consultation given. It cannot be forced on you.
You are the owner of your work, and you know it best. Editors only try and point you into directions which can and do only help. Editors desire the best for the writers they serve.
Don’t fear. We’re only here to help.
Jennifer P. Harris
Editor/Founder-Shekinah Glory Writing Services