Both writers and artists agonize over their work and many fine tune it a lot before delivering it to an editor. That's a welcome sign of a professional approach, but it is possible to go too far.
An editor should appreciate a script that is well laid out
and also follows any company stipulated layout if the publisher
has one. They also appreciate good spelling.
My next point is a bit harder to explain, but I hope it
makes sense. Ever since my days at Marvel, we often encountered
a situation where an artist had delivered a draft or layout
that instinctively worked well in terms of comics storytelling
- and then ruined it in the final pencils by 'overpolishing'
In some cases, especially on comics work, this means a page
becomes a piece of art rather than a piece of storytelling
- the energy and dynamism of the artist that inspired you
to employ the artist was lost.
Sometimes, your first, gut instincts when it comes to drawing
or writing are often the best. Too much re-working can stifle