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Hi Noizchild. 🙂

I’ve never hired a developmental editor, so I hope I’m not intruding.
But I do have some input.

I would check to see if the book’s word count is close to the word count that traditional publishers like to have for that genre.

If your manuscript is too short, try adding a subplot or two.

And I would search for a number of editors that I like who specialize in editing the genre, and find the average price.

I would also look at editors who charge by the word instead of charging by the hour.

I would also check the specific services that are provided, some editors provide multiple services for one overall price.

I looked at 2 editor service websites and they both charge the same price for developmental editing. But one website includes a free ebook cover from another website that has pre-made covers.

Just my 2 cents. 🙂