I trust your editor. Can I just accept all changes to save time?
You can, but we don't encourage it. Our editors are very skilled, but sometimes, if you have written a sentence that deliberately goes against our house stylebook (The Chicago Manual of Style), and the editor changes it, you may want to reject that change. By looking through the entire manuscript and each suggestion, you can ensure that your book retains the voice and style you wanted, while correcting any errors our editor has found.
Will I be able to talk with my editor?
Confidentiality is essential for an atmosphere of professional honesty. Just as we protect our authors’ privacy by prohibiting our editors from disclosing information from any editing done, we likewise do not disclose our editors’ identities. Maintaining this confidential relationship allows our editors to provide straightforward, honest feedback. Our contract with our editors requires us to keep their identities private, so we can’t allow authors to personally speak with their editor. If you have brief, specific questions regarding your editing, you can contact us via live chat or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org