But it's inevitable -- the moment I hit send on that email containing my notes and the marked up MS, I start to worry. Not about the comments I made so much as the way they will be received.
I always, always try my hardest to put comments nicely, helpfully. I would never intentionally be rude or overbearing to someone I'm working with -- ever. Then that niggling doubt in the back of my mind creeps forward and harasses me again. "She's going to hate you. You've scared her off for good this time."
Then I bite my fingernails until the writer comes back after reading my notes. And it always turns out fine.
Still, I'm the anxious beta. It gets better the more I work with my steady betas -- I know they expect my plethora of comments, and I know it won't overwhelm them. But it doesn't seem to matter, every time I send another file off that anxiety trickles back in.
What about you guys? Do you have beta anxiety?