My workflow consists in image editing time between 15 and 90 minutes, depending on the complexity. I start by visualising my pictures and zoom them to extract the ones who are sharper than others. Then I open the desired picture in Lightroom and begin the basic editing. By zooming into the picture and seeing it I make a list about which parts could be enhanced or reduced without affecting the whole photograph.
I then open it in Photoshop and begin the next step, which is the selective editing. Here I get rid of dust spots, clone out halos, add sharpness and noise reduction, add graduated filters and apply Nik filters (mostly Viveza and Analog Effex Pro).
The selective editing process is very important, as it's enhancing every inch of detail out of areas in the photo that usually aren't touched by many. It is important for the files to be sharp and crisp, have as little noise as possible and stand out in front of other photographs. The final part consists in applying the watermark and crop the photo to my desired liking. Then export it and send it to the respective client or publication.
I believe after 10 years of dedicating myself to this beautiful hobby, I've started to create and feel my way of editing. Educating yourself in photography and knowing your equipment very well it's important for achieving the best results. Knowing the limits, it prevents you from making a fool out of yourself at important events. It's essential to think outside the box to differentiate your work from others. Having a unique editing style is a good way for your work to be recognised outside your "area".