I posted a before-and-after this week on Facebook and a few people showed an interest in understanding a bit more of what I do in Lightroom (LR) to edit images.
Big caveat: I work in LR the way it works for me / my workflow. This is not to say that this is the best way for everyone...it's simply what I do to edit images.
I use LR exclusively and if something needs more extensive retouching, I outsource it to Retouchup.com.
Here is the before/after:
And here is the screencast: