There's a discussion on the coyediting list serv about freelance editors taking on editing jobs for novelists.
I mentioned book doctors and how the legit ones charge very high fees. But just how high are their fees, and what are the changes they make for those fees? Do they do extensive line editing, or do they go beyond that and do even more, such as structural changes? Also, is it true they are most often hired to edit works written by non-writers with big names in their own field?
I think I upset an editor on the list by saying that the legit editors (I was thinking book doctors) charge very high fees.