Finding the Best Freelance Fiction Editor

This post is geared towards those who want to self-publish. If you are trying to traditionally publish (especially if you are trying to get an agent) I recommend that you do NOT hire a freelance editor to work on your manuscript before you submit. There are two major reason for my stance.

Lies told by Small Presses

Small presses, unless they are recongized by writing organizations like Codex or SFWA, often give little more than what someone can do through self-publishing but will suck away 40-60% of the author's share of the royalties and then use self-publishing tools (like Createspace) to produce the book.