I started rewriting my query letter a while back, and not because I was trying to get an agent (since I'm nowhere near that level), but I thought you needed an updated query to get a critique partner or beta reader. Well I've recently joined Scribophile and I'm also looking into Critique Circle.
But when the time comes for me to look for an agent, would it be best if I hired a freelance editor to work on my query letter? Every time I posted my query on here, it either didn't have the right elements (goals/obstacles/stakes) or people complained that the stakes weren't there early enough, and that I needed to take remedial steps to tweek my query (i.e. ripping the story apart from its backbone). Would it be worth it to pay hundreds of dollars to have an editor look at my query in the near future?