Received manuscript to edit.
Rife with problems. Unpublishable in my opinion.
Extreme angst. What to do?
Many emails and phone calls with publisher and managing editor.
Convinced them to hold or kill it.
Managing editor: "I'll send you a 'pretty' manuscript."
Received it. It's ugly.
Nearly 2,000 end notes to deal with, among other issues.
Locked balcony door. Ten floors to ground level.