I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, but here it goes:
When looking at text, how much power does the editor have to change the order of the words? Or to add the the already existing words? Number seventeen in exercise two brought up these questions for me. Are words added simply to make the sentence more clear? In editing, how does one know the best way to offer more clarity?
(Original: Shakespeare's sonnets are about people who agonize over it.
Lovers was struck out for "people." And "over it," for "about being in love.")