The goal is to make the projects better, more useful, and pleasant for the wider world of readers.
Sometimes the job resembles therapy.
One writer might need a hand to get past things that make him fearful or full of doubt. Another might require a subtle check on the runaway train that is her imagination.
It's a living.
When I find something like this formal "artist's statement"?
On the other hand, gently massaging my forehead, I am just grateful that this didn't happen on my watch.