Reflecting thoughtfully on what an editor says can be helpful, but if one reacts to their advice, one may not take any notice of a blessing in disguise. But one must reflect on what’s been said, so one is clear about it, then one may see that the input is right and good or off-the-wall, then one can apply it well or not apply it at all. One may reflect, where fitting, while one is working on the piece, to see how the editor’s advice could be applied. But try not to miss the blessing in disguise that the editor may be prompting. I know, because this is about me.