Fellow writers, a question on editing. I have written probably a thousand pieces through Fiverr and only occasionally encountered editors. These editors changed a few things, maybe suggested better wording or fixed a typo.
I got a revision request today asking to make changes the client’s editor made. This editor added entire paragraphs (Could be fine, but one had racially offensive elements that I do NOT want connected to my name) and several places where she wanted me to clarify things (For example, state that I am a white woman from the suburbs and that is why I thought a specific city can be dangerous, which I found totally inappropriate; describe the location of something more specifically; several other changes that were actually fine but I didn’t see why they were necessary). She also completely changed the wording of a few sentences, which I haven’t seen an editor do before, but I suppose it could be normal.
She also misspelled my name and added at least two commas that I am 98% sure don’t belong, which is why I am questioning this whole thing.
Is this typical? Do you see edits like this? I don’t really know what to think about it.