At least that is what I surmise from my recent extremely pleasant email exchange with my teacher/editor, which is an amazing thing, because generally email comes in two categories. 1. So cold and matter of fact that an insecure person* might interpret it as ‘annoyed.’ 2.Filled with exclamation points and smiley faces to make sure it doesn’t sound that way. But she is a writer so she has mastered the art of nuance!!!! Smiley face, smiley face, smiley face.
*meaning practically everybody