Today marks the two-week point since the male editor has had my manuscript. When I checked in a week ago, it was clear he either hadn't started it or wasn't very far into it. On the other hand, the female editor begins her editing work on August 31st, and has already checked in with me once. Thus far, male editor gets a D-; female editor gets an A. Did I mention the male editor's fee is nearly double what the female editor charged? We'll see soon (hopefully) whether he's worth it.