If you’re a small business owner in the U.S., from time to time you’ll receive surveys from various government agencies, like the Department of Labor, that ask you to declare certain things about your business—how many employees, what sector you work in, and so on. Sometimes they just want to know how things are going. (Seriously.) Because I have a not particularly productive sense of civic duty, I answer these surveys!
Luckily, they can be answered online. Unhappily, they consistently convey that the powers that be don’t know that developmental editing is a thing. To wit: