Asked • 03/18/19

How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?

As I hope to present a unique style to the world, as I am not especially tolerant of being told I'm doing things "wrong" when that's a subjective statement related to writing style, and as I've never been published, I'd like to understand what to expect from my first publisher-required editor cycle.How much leeway are they going to allow for me to be an original author.. not just in the content of the ideas, but in how I structure the language in which it's presented?Some example sentences attempting to illustrate my point (exhaustive listing not possible): - It was a cold night, frigidly so. - "That wasn't the issue at all," she said. Vehemently. - The wind threw itself down from the mountains at us; the howl was immense, deafening.What I really care about is what readers thing, not a close-minded editor. Maybe I'm full of prejudice as well as vim and vigor. Am I off base that they will think they know best and ask me to bend to their will?

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