First, I'd like to say hi! I'm Leo and new to this community, and think you all have something awesome going on here. Since I've arrived, you've only treated me with kindness, and I appreciate that. Please let me know if there is anything I can ever do for you in return.
---Quick question for all of you---
How do you handle editing? When I write, the "grammar part" of my brain turns off completely. To compensate for this, I have an editor that reads over all of my work that I plan to publish and I give him a cut of the profit in return, though he does it mostly out of the good of his heart. He's absolutely awesome, but even he misses some stuff sometimes, which is 100% to be expected since this is a side gig and not anything serious. Plus, I have a lot to correct- no matter how fine his filter, some things will fall through due to the sheer volume of mistakes. Last time I published, I opened my book up to 100 beta readers who scoured it for errors once he edited, and even after that I still had some (grammar nazis) people go on a rampage about the grammar though the vast majority were happy.
So my question for you all is how do you handle editing without breaking the bank? I definitely plan on keeping my current editor, like I said he has been an incredible resource and I have mad respect for him, but might add something for the minor bits that he misses due to the content and timelines I throw at him.
Even more importantly is I'm writing more now and starting to exceed his bandwidth but I still want to keep all of my work at a high level of quality.
Additionally, does it even matter that much if a few people go crazy about the grammar if it is "good 'nuff"?
TLDR: How do you make sure your work is as polished as it can get?