Over on John Rogers’ blog, Mark Waid has an excellent post about how a comic-book editor works—or should. This is required reading for any editor in any creative field. Mark boils it down to two rules:
Mark Waid’s First Inviolable Rule For Editors, Including Himself: Never point out a problem unless you have a solution to offer.
Mark Waid’s Second Inviolable Rule For Editors, Including Himself: If you want something changed, it had damn well better make the story better, or else shut the hell up.