|Ryan Macklin Editor|
Because of the building's layout, I'm the one editor who sits in the developer area. Consequently, devs will turn and ask me editorial questions because it's more convenient than standing up and walking maybe 12 feet. But I'm still as separate from the process as the rest of us editors.
(When the devs get loud, I tend to take my work into another room or put on headphones.)
Building on what Rob said, even when the writer is in-house, we don't typically talk with that writer first; we talk with the developer, and only then ask the writer for clarification if that's what the developer needs done. This is pretty much because the dev has seen the whole book and made changes based on that which the writer isn't necessarily aware of.
Ryan Macklin posted something about this back in 2013. It's likely evolved a little since then.
Not overly. Different projects might cause the order or number of passes to change, but that flow works with the demands of our publication schedule