Here’s a graphic demonstration of the changes to The Russian Factor.
The red is deleted material, the green added, and the black and white: whatever managed to survive the last round of story consulting and copy editing.
This image was generated by comparing the latest release of The Russian Factor with what preceded it on August 22, 2014. It should give you a good idea of what goes into (and out of) editing.
Let’s just say, with all that red and green, “It’s starting to look an awful lot like Christmas!” – I wonder if it would look 3d with those red and green glasses?