So my A-student friend is doing a Spanish story, and I revised it, since (according to her), I'm the "awesomest at Spanish". While almost 95% of the grammar was correct, it was filled with stylistic errors (the teacher didn't teach us about stylistic errors, so these corrections were my own doing). She told me to not hold back, and edit as much as I could.
So I did, and er, my revisions and comments ended up being twice as long as her original story.
She seems to be taking the whole thing in stride, but I'm feeling a little guilty. I pretty much tore apart her whole story and rewrote it for her. Before revising, I gave her original draft a B, and -now- I still think it's only A- material. Short of telling her to toss the whole thing and rewrite it with a less cliche plot, it was the best I could do. I can't help but feel that she might be slightly irritated for pretty much taking over her story.
I love revising, I didn't mind revising this story for her, and I don't mind revising for her in the future. I am just worried that my friend might feel that she's incompetent and unable to write anything correctly, and I want to alleviate that (you know how A-students feel about their self-worth in academics).
So I ask, how much revision does it take to irritate you?