So there you have a brief look at why editors are sometimes put into a really difficult position. If you never understand what is going wrong from your side, you will always be disappointed with the editing relationship and the editing process.
The solution is simple. Be a take-charge student. Know your role. Know who else needs to be involved, and what to expect from each person. Use a good editor when ready and know what to expect. Equip yourself with basic self-editing skills. Such knowledge will allow you to productively accept good help and ignore pedantic advice. If you haven’t already, download your own handy copy of the Language Online 21 Proofreading Tips. And be sure to read the guide and use the tips.
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