Sometimes I make hard edits that tighten and improve the wording, or I'll re-format dialogue. Or I'll question a fact. The writer might think I'm criticizing his/her writing; no, I just want the writer to think in another way. I want to help the writer and the reader.
My editing style is pretty gentle. Sometimes you can't tell I've even been there ... unless you look at the Track Changes.
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