Q: You talk about the editorial process not being adversarial. What do you mean by that?
J: I mean both author and editor(s) listen and converse about the needed changes, but we are not fighting. No editor wants to make a manuscript worse. So it is incumbent upon both to be professional–not shout or-name call or pout. But find a compromise that does, indeed, make the book better. So–advisable, not adversarial.