Have you written a story or an article or even a novel for publication? I always recommend an editor—I have one myself, in fact.
Your words are important and, as a writer, they will often bring you before total strangers. As an editor, I see my job as making you look as clear and engaging as possible for your readers. I liken it to putting Spanx on under a form-fitting dress. The form is all YOU, with a smoothing out of distracting…imperfections.