When I finished rewriting the manuscript for my first novel for the umpteenth time I was so sick of looking at it that it made my eyes water trying to improve upon it any further. That’s why when I decided to hire an editor I went all out with a comprehensive edit.
But if you’ve just finished your first draft, then this might not be the path you wish to take. Maybe all you need is a critique to get your story headed in the right direction. The following article from NYbookEditors will lay out the difference between your editing options and give you an idea on what it will cost you.