Quote Originally Posted by frimble3 View Post
And I can't see your new publisher being pleased at input from a second, outside, editor, once the publisher has taken you on. As your thread title suggests: why hire a teacher when the lessons have been learned? A nice mention on the acknowledgments, perhaps, or a dedication, might be a nice gesture, though.
A very good point. I do mention her in the acknowledgements.

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Quote Originally Posted by Cyia View Post
Jettisoning your assigned editor from your publisher isn't an option. They expect to work with you and only you in making whatever changes need made to your manuscript. There are time constraints that an outside editor may not be able to abide by, too.
I didn't even think of it that way. Well this solidifies my decision to stick with my publisher's services. It's expected now.