I have finished my 93,000 word MG fiction novel and trying to polish my query letter. I have also looked up some pricing for having my book edited. It looks expensive.
I am willing to invest in myself but I would like to know that my book has traction.
Some of the costs of editing are from 2 cents/word to 7 cents/word depending on the type of editing requested (ie. copy vs developmental)
If I were to have both done it would cost me $8370. Am I paying too much? Is it necessary to do now?
Also, if anyone has recommendations for an editor please let me know. Thanks.