From comments: "I'm still waiting for an agent to blog or tweet about something an editor did that annoyed them. I guess either editors are perfect or all those snarky agents who dare to tell it like it is find it a little harder to tell it like it is when the power balance is shifted."Yep, you nailed it, editors are perfect! I love them, no matter what.*
Even when they take months... and months... to read a short picture book. No problem! That's fine, take your time.
Or when they disappear after expressing interest in a manuscript. Yep. Just... disappear rather than give a concrete "on second thought, not for me" or any sort of closure. I don't blame them, after all, it's hard to say no.
Same holds true when they take forever to write a rejection letter made of fluffy nothing.
Or when they woo relentlessly before they buy the book, declaring mad love for the author and their work... but then as soon as the vows are said and the ink is dry on the contract, passion seems to turn into business-as-usual, communication dries up, and, and, and...sorry, I just had a bit of a post-traumatic stress flashback.
OK, I guess I don't really love them all all the time.
But they do generally have good manners and do not pee on the rugs. And you have to admit, they are pretty cute. Awww...
* In all seriousness... the good that most editors do to help authors and advocate for books they love far outweighs my small annoyances about the process. And I fully realize that some of these same grievances could be levelled against most agents from time to time. I am just gently poking fun, and not at anyone in particular. So authors, don't take this as a post about How Editors Are Evil. They aren't. Well... the ones I know aren't, anyway!