Thank you for your comments,Christopher, Tessa, Julie, and Nan. I urge viewers to read the comments at the bottom of the posts.
Editors, even line editors need to like your book or they will not do a good job editing. I know I could never edit vampire, paranormal, or sci-fi. They scare me to death. EAsops Fables frightened me so much I refused to go to school until the teacher burned the book.
Other editors have hang-ups like insisting you use an adverb after a quotation instead of "said". Now my instructor in college regarded "said" as the best qualifier because it isn't noticed by the reader. If you use words such as 'timidly,' the reader gets distracted. That is where I am with the editor of my book, " Andy's Shock."
Some editors are comma freaks, some even try to re-write entire passages, losing your "Voice" completely.
Even if the editor has nothing positive to say, he/she is doing her job.
You can protest to the publisher if you don't like your editor, but that may result in a returned contract.
Please tell me about your experiences with disagreeing with your editor