So there I am working on what was to have been a quick read for copy editing on a crime novel manuscript by one of my beloved clients. About midway through, I get an idea for a somewhat larger developmental change. I send her the ms with a note about making those "bigger changes" too.
Here's what I got back:
I left Track Changes on so you can see the larger changes I made. I changed (heroine) to a large, Nordic man named Sven, gave him the power to levitate and teleport, and made him (sidekick's) gay lover. It didn't really change much about the overall plot.
If you don't have any problems with the changes (especially the part where Sven and (bad guy) dance the tango to a slow-motion rendition of Who Let The Dogs Out (I think I'll need to get permission to use the lyrics), let me know and I'll send you a cleaned-up version .
It's absolutely true; my clients are hilarious even when they want to kill me.