I wasn’t expecting him to be fired, but in a way, I was glad he was, because I didn’t want anyone else to go through what I did. When you’ve put your heart and soul into writing a 90,000-word book, the least you expect from an editor is, at the very basic level, fundamental editing skills. Till this day, I do not know if he was incompetent or just out of his depth. But I’m not interested in finding out.
Writing and editing are separate and different skill sets. The editor’s job is to turn the writer’s dross into a vaguely coherent piece. Don’t ask a writer to edit your work, and don’t ask an editor to write. Seriously. Don’t.