Originally Posted by MistressLynn
That depends on the person doing the edit, the type edit you agreed upon, and the condition of the document you sent them.
Agreed and I think you may have answered the question you and Lady C posed.
Many do not understand fully what 'editing' means. Is it copy editing, literary editing, document presentation or what.
Some threads on what is meant by 'editing' might open the forum. It would at least calm the breasts of neophytes. I wouldn't hold myself up with you Olympians but you do make the forum a bit intimidating for those newbies who just want a view.
Made worse by professional remarks by some experts who regard their professional activities to be the guide for the forum.
Not wishing to 'dumb down' but realise, at present, Lit lets down writers in Stories Feedback and Editors' Forum.