The editor assigned by the publisher has been wonderful; wrangling skill, thoughtful consideration, and promptness in equal parts. It has been a joy working with him and the story is definitely better for his contribution.
The final product is very exciting. There is so much more depth to the story now, and more and better detail. The characters come alive and the situation really pops.
Now we just wait for the final approval form the editor-n-chief (or whatever they call the head honcho at MQuills publishing).