As long as the writer knows this, then there shouldn't be an issue. It's a style thing, a matter of fit. Are you open to suggestions, if a writer has an editor they'd love to have it sent to? Or is that off-limits completely.I know I'd want an agent that I could ask about editors, offer suggestions and just discuss strategy, so it's good to know that's something I should be upfront about before signing on.:)
Oh yes, the infamous "I want you to send this to Carrie Ferron". Yes, she's Laura Lippman's editor. Yes she's cool and groovy. Do you know what she bought last week? Do you know what she bought last month? Do you know, most important, what she didn't? Of course you don't...YOU'RE NOT AN AGENT.
Clients get these dream editors list from Publishers Weekly or acknowledgement sections of books and then get all snarly when you say things like "this editor doesn't like serial killers"; "that editor doesn't like dismemberments"; or "s/he has to sell 40,000 in hardcover and this isn't going to do that." Even if you say that, the next response is "but can't you just send it to her/him/it and see what the response is".
Unless you are living breathing working agent "offering suggestions" is akin to sitting on Santa's lap and telling her what you want. Even if you're published. Even if you think you know a lot.
As you can see, this stuff drives me up a wall. YES, this only a matter of style. If you want to offer suggestions, and discuss strategy, ask before you sign. You'll be extremely unhappy here, but not as unhappy as I am, and that's a VERY bad thing for both of us. You worked hard on your project, find an agent you're comfy with. Miss Snark is VERY prickly, and abrasive. You can live with that...or not.