Weekend Question: To stet or not to stet
The question for this weekend is…
Would telling my editor where to shove her red pen kill my career? She corrected my grammar and caught my typos and pointed out plot inconsistencies, but then she goes on to “suggest” rewrites that change sentence structure. She likes long flowery sentences and this is a romantic suspense. Another example is when I used the word “stroked” and she wanted it changed to “petted”. He’s stroking her hair, and she doesn’t have four legs and a tail.
How do you tell your editor she’s overstepping her bounds without ruining your relationship with her and getting a “difficult” reputation?
Please feel free to chime in with your advice!
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