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Jul
13
comment When editing for a person, how much can be changed?
By keeping a copy of the original ... this provides no way to keep track of any changes made by the editor, nor to roll-back unwanted edits (except manually, with enormous timely effort). Also - when the edits lack meta-information why something changed, it might consume more time discussing the edits. It's simply way more effective.
Jul
11
answered Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
Jul
11
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Jul
11
revised When editing for a person, how much can be changed?
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Jul
11
comment When editing for a person, how much can be changed?
With a VCS it's not even too much of a question "how much can be edited?" - since there's unlimited UNDO operations possible - making it feel more save for both sides of the story, the writer and the editor. That why I think the answer is still on track (for sure wouldn't expect it to be the top answer).
Jul
11
comment When editing for a person, how much can be changed?
The op didn't mention any concrete file-format or editor - nor tagged his question properly with 'latitude'. My answer is a certainly fine workaround for the problem that people sometimes edit a little too much... I mean, "how much can be changed?" is simply a question that cannot be answered straight.
Jul
11
answered When editing for a person, how much can be changed?