It’s a truth universally acknowledged that an author in possession of a manuscript must be in want of an editor. But how do you choose an editor? How much should you spend? Do you even need editing at all?
As with writer’s block, what works for one person may not work for another. But here’s some spaghetti to throw at the refrigerator door:
The answer is, it depends. If your manuscript is absolutely riddled with errors, then publishers and literary agents who skim your sample chapters might find it so distracting that they write you off without much consideration.