An excellent piece summarising the role of an editor perfectly. Often writers confuse the role of an editor and a proofreader, as well as the different stages of editing, expecting a full developmental or substantive edit for copy editing fees. I suspect this happens increasingly as the popularity of self publishing increases. I’ve been lucky to work with some good editors as a self published author who have set clear parameters. My experiences with editors within the hybrid and trad models have also been good too, but only because I respect their contribution and ensure I communicate with them in a way that works for both of us- not just me!