Both my author friends feel that getting an editor for the Solar Wind is probably not what I want - I'm looking at someone who can pick out the semantic and grammatical hitches with fresh eyes. One has had rather disappointing experiences with editors whereas the other is skeptical of them. I can only agree. I don't want to be corrected on the way the Tzigan abuses English, or Rhine Gold's deliberate Germanisms.
So the new improved plan is to find that person who is good with English, to smooth over the book in a technical way... NOT for R15 000!