Before hiring an editor, ask these questions:
- How long have you been doing this?
- What's your specialty (fiction or nonfiction, and genre)?
- How much do you charge, and how do you charge (by the hour or the page)?
- What books have you edited? Would I know any?
- Can I give you a four- to five-page writing sample to edit free of charge before committing?
- What's included in your price (character development, plot, transitions, etc.)?