Some photographers dread the editing work, especially after an all day shoot like a wedding. But to me, there's an art to editing and I enjoy it almost as much as I like taking the photos.
I make sure and edit out background clutter. In the pic below I removed a set of blinds and did some skin smoothing:
Here I did skin smoothing and teeth & eye whitening:
Here's another example of adding light and skin smoothing:
This was a photo with horrible lighting and fill-flash to get some light. The subjects skin does not look like this in person. It was the lighting that showed every pore and skin shine. I did the usual skin smoothing and even added an eyebrow ring!