Dear Snarkilicious One
I was wondering what your opinion of book doctors is.
What is your reaction when a query letter says 'this manuscript has been fully edited by xxxxx (someone you've heard of)?
Would you think 'Great, this one should be in good shape' or would you think 'this manuscript may be OK, but how much support will the author need to reach an acceptable standard with their next work'?
I think "shaddup already". Trotting out the list of people who've enlarged your bust, straightened your teeth, nose, or sexuality, is just plain bad form.
Unless this is a "My Story by Greta Garbo as told to Felix Buttonweazer" I really do not want to know about who had a hand in making you the writer you are today.
And mostly, when someone tells me something has been "fully edited" I cringe for the editor, cause that right there is crap writing.