I got help today for my project. And it's competent help. He's one of the supervising editors, and he's the person in the office who writes crossword puzzles (and has been published lots of places, including the big one).
I think he's only going to be helping out until the end of the week, but that means I don't have to worry about whether that work was done well or not.
And, just to provide some balance to cthulhia's woes with editorial, there are plenty of idiotic things production people do, too. Idiots are everywhere. Watch out!