At Publishing Houses, Editors are Dinosaurs

The sad part is that you can no longer rely on publishers to do this kind of line editing.  Time was when a reputable publisher who bought your book then went through it in exacting detail, suggesting broad changes as well as line edits.  Some writers fought with the editor at the publishing house over those suggested changes, but most – like me – were grateful for the attention and grateful to be the recipient of the special skills good editors possessed.

Authors complain the number of publishers who take the time to do that today are….. “really very, very, very few.”

Linda Cashdan