I'm close to finishing the last draft of my novel before I polish and start querying. I know it is likely that an interested agent will ask for changes before starting to shop to editors. So - what changes do you typically ask authors to make? What changes do editors typically want? (Plot? Characterization?) Do you find these changes involve extreme changes to the work, or minor ones? What is the line between a work you will accept that needs more work, or one you reject because it needs too much? Most of all, how do you suggest changes that will improve the work and still hold true to the author's vision?
Well, first of course, in order to prove themselves worthy, all clients must translate their work into pig Latin. We call these first translation rights. Very valuable.
Then, we call in the pig Latin editors and switch all the first person narratives to third cause first person pig Latin isn't melodious. Just try saying aye yay yay yay a lot and not sounding like you need a guitar and sombrero.
Then of course we change all the endings to a deus ex machina pig pull in Charlotte North Carolina. This is cause we revere the work of EB White and his masterpiece.