After engraving the techniques and tools novel writers use in their work into my subconscious, I set out to become a published author. So far, that hasn't panned out, because I've never submitted anything.
I do, however, have a talent for identifying problems through an editorial lens. I base my comments on statements made by editors, agents, and published authors on their various websites, blogs, and podcasts. This way you know that what I say is generally accepted among the publishing industry.
I'm good at being specific in my comments...