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Dear Copy Editor,
Having looked over your editing, the amount of it strikes me as excessive. Being what I consider a fairly accomplished writer, your intervention at that level seems unwarranted. Frankly, looking at all the redlining, your competence comes into question.
Even acknowledging my slight preference for starting sentences with participial phrases, the question remains of why this should be a problem. Having won awards for my previous books, you are the first reader to find it lacking. In making so many changes to my prose, I wonder whether you actually understood the subtlety of my constructions! Having written and published more books than you have probably edited, my expertise should have been obvious.
In responding to your editing, it will become apparent that I have restored much of my original. Studying it closely, I trust you will acknowledge your insensitivity.