I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the answer to that question is “Yes.” Even if you don’t think you do (and I know some of you out there are thinking that very thing), trust me, an editor is necessary. And, well, it just so happens my editor, Amelia, is looking for new clients.
If you’ve read the new edition of ALT and compared it to the old text, you’ve seen what she’s capable of. She’s thorough and ruthless; also, she’s awesome. Best of all, her rates are very reasonable and negotiable.
So! If you’re in need of an editor, or are simply curious, send her an email: amelia.bennett [at] gmail.com