How to tell my boss that she is a bad writer?

I was recently hired as an editor for a small publishing house that is just starting out. I have worked on a few manuscripts so far and my boss has liked my work/appreciated my input. A few days ago he sent me the next unpublished book of his to edit. I know he has already published several, but I have yet to read them. Guys, the writing is HORRIBLE. She keeps switching back and forth between past and present for no reason, she doesn’t know how to do a simple dialogue tag, she’s apparently never heard of a running sentence… Not to mention the story itself is poorly told. The writing is incredibly youthful. If this manuscript had passed my desk, I honestly would have denied it after the first 3 pages. As a reader, I would have put it down after the first. I like my boss. I like how he operates, I like how he treats me, I like how he pays. How do I tell her that her writing is terrible? Edit: Many people have asked if this is a test. I reviewed the more than 10 published works of hers. All are of the same quality as this manuscript. Edit 2: To answer some common questions: 1) Up to this point, all of her books have been published on Amazon. They have few or no reviews. He is now reissuing under this company. 2) She is the owner of the publishing house. There is no one above her. 3) As a clarification for those who don’t know, I am not an editor hired to edit what is delivered to me. Publisher editors can choose which manuscripts to “defend” (publishing support).

I was recently hired as an editor for a small publishing house that is just starting out. I have worked on a few manuscripts so far and my boss has liked my work/appreciated my input. A few days ago he sent me the next unpublished book of his to edit. I know he has already published several, but I have yet to read them. Guys, the writing is HORRIBLE. She keeps switching back and forth between past and present for no reason, she doesn’t know how to do a simple dialogue tag, she’s apparently never heard of a running sentence… Not to mention the story itself is poorly told. The writing is incredibly youthful. If this manuscript had passed my desk, I honestly would have denied it after the first 3 pages. As a reader, I would have put it down after the first. I like my boss. I like how he operates, I like how he treats me, I like how he pays. How do I tell her that her writing is terrible? Edit: Many people have asked if this is a test. I reviewed the more than 10 published works of hers. All are of the same quality as this manuscript. Edit 2: To answer some common questions: 1) Up to this point, all of her books have been published on Amazon. They have few or no reviews. He is now reissuing under this company. 2) She is the owner of the publishing house. There is no one above her. 3) As a clarification for those who don’t know, I am not an editor hired to edit what is delivered to me. Publisher editors can choose which manuscripts to “defend” (publishing support).

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