One often gets offended with the editor’s comments for improvisation. Either be an editor or a techcomm manager, the goal is to provide clean output that guarantees customer satisfaction.
Construction criticism is mostly considered as mere criticism that leaves the receiver getting offended easily.
It is advisable to learn from ones mistakes and improve their capabilities rather than turning bitter. Moreover it’s the responsibility of the editor to help improve the documentation. There is no way it can be sugarcoated. If the team works in unison, mindful of the constructive criticism and work towards progress, it will be a bliss, else a headache to the Techpub.