This is a question I see a lot of indie authors and book publishers alike asking: How can you find a good editor?
I saw a reader complain recently about publisher-backed books still sucking. The sticking point seemed to be the price—the publisher was charging $6.99 for the eBook and taking a cut of the profit. And yet, the reader lamented, the editing was less than stellar; in fact, she wondered if it had even been edited.
Or, as some people insist, English Literature majors. (I went to university and picked my major and it was called “English,” so do with that what you will.)
I was at the grocery store, and I overheard the guy bagging groceries saying to the cashier (as they discussed one of their co-workers), “So, what, she studied arts or, well, English? You mean she studied unemployment.”