“Make no mistake about it: That editor-author relationship is still fundamental to good books,” says Berg. “But it’s not necessarily cost-effective for book editors to invest as much of their time into any single manuscript or any single author and that’s simply because the publishing houses have not encouraged their editors to edit.”
Link to the rest at NPR.
And by the way, we at MPP believe that one-on-one coaching is the only way to produce a good book. We even meet our authors in cafes and breweries!