Well, I appreciate the work of whoever wrote the "onomatopoeic" duplicate post notice!
Editing someone's work is as fraught as pointing out to someone that, unless they do something drastic, when driving with them, you are both going to die...eg when they are about to pull out in front of a huge truck or suchlike.
Most people, I deduce, would rather die (and kill you) than have their driving skills traduced.
I have ONE friend who gratefully accepts advice like: "You are about to drive us off a cliff."
I won't correspond with my ex, who is an aspiring writer, because, and only because, despite my clear communication about it, he insisted on continuing to send writing for me to criticize.
I was ok with READING it...though it didn't really interest me, and oohing and aahing and such, but he'd be all disappointed unles s I critiqued it, and then huffy and distressed if I DID critique it. I was prepared to put up with this when in a relationship as such, but not in a post-relationship friendship.
However, this is human nature. I cast no nasturtiums upon the man, except for not getting the message no matter how clearly I spelled it ou.
Hell, I feel huffy when my court reports are changed....although I desperately WANT good editing because, let's face it, one does not want ANYTHING wrong with a goddam court report.
Actually, everyone here feels huffy when their reports are edited.
We seem hard-wired, or something, to view these inky exudations as our babies, and to perceive any hint that they are not perfect as though it were a threat to our ego's very existence.
Here be Dragons.