I’m just a small-time columnist, Sarah, but I will tell you that I treasure each and every change my editor makes. They are invariably improvements- hell, churning out a thoughtful 800 word piece every Tuesday isn’t writing a novel, but still, it’s a chore, and mistakes are made. Mistakes in flow, mostly.
And I’m on to something else by the time I hear about it.
And what’s not to like? The edited versions are better and they have my byline!