Editing is very much like cutting the claws of your dragon.
You, the editor, are trimming the unnecessary words, descriptions, information an author is certain makes their work 'majestic'. ALL writers become blind to their novels. They have been so immersed in quieting the voices of their characters that, sometimes, they ignore all the other common sense rules of writing.
Don't hobble your editor. It is their job to ensure what you have written is awe-inspiring. After all...
the more you get paid, the more they get paid.
Mistress of the Red Ink Pen