Ryan, thank you for reading, and sharing your insights. You’re so right — it IS was the editor’s job to be mindful of that line in my memoir. It’s a tough thing to describe in a job description — but it is the editor’s task. And of course the task changes for every project! (Whew.)

Your closing sentence — yes! Try to find the funds somewhere. Because it is worth it. In your work, I always find the utmost respect for the reader — evident in all your words. And I appreciate.

My latest book is a memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days With ALS. I am on Substack! Check out: The Unschool for Writers.