editing part 2 - How to Edit a Manuscript
This method of how to edit a manuscript can work for either plotters or pantsers. And it can even work for folks in the middle, just like me: plantsers.
The best way to get an editor is to do some research. Ask people you know are published. After all, an editor no longer has to live in the same city or country as you (but you will do best with someone who is a native speaker of the language your book is in). Work with the editor on a sample chapter. Do you get along? Are his or her suggestions reasonable? Are they slow?