I wanted to celebrate sending off yet another manuscript by giving my editor Linda Harris kudos for helping me so much in this novel. I'll post more later about it.
Today though I thought I'd encourage you to find an editor. Not all are alike and I'd like to caution you to find one that you can be compatible with. You want to find one who understands where you are coming from, your personal writing voice, your tone, lots of things and your personal mission statement, whether or not you are Christian, it does make a difference. It's also nice if they can be your friend because they will tell you the truth of what you need to work on.
How do you find an editor? Talk with others, check their websites, and check with pricing, sometimes it's true you get what you pay for. Of course, there are those who will take advantage, like everything else, do your homework. :)
That being said, are you able to let your editor help you? If you find yourself defensive, then maybe that person isn't for you. But...if you can take their correction, then you two can make your work sing! :)