Writing is about slowing down time and racing across time. It is compression and expansion. It is about being sensitive and about being sure.
Working with a manuscript consultant is always about serving the story, not the author. Scary? Yes. Does it make better writing? Again, yes.
A manuscript consultant won’t tell you what to do; they will ask you to consider a different approach, offer a new perspective, call for enhanced material and they will always tell you why. Everything is up to the author, for the work belongs to the creator and there is no other way it can be.