going on 7 years in the industry and I've got a lot of experience under my belt picking providers. I'm a self-proclaimed cover addict (recovering, at the moment) & Out of the Dozen or so designers I've worked with, these listed here are my absolute top choices. i trust them with my visions and I know that they'll guide me towards market-friendly designs. They're also, on the whole, seriously affordable.
I've also used my share of editors. Just like picking a cover designer, pairing with an editor is a personal thing. YOU NEED TO MESH AS A DUO. THE EDITOR SHOULD LIKE YOUR GENRE, YOUR PARTICULAR STYLE. IN MY OPINION, THERE'S A BALANCE TO GRAMMATICAL CORRECTNESS AND STYLISTIC VOICE. FIND SOMEONE WHO 'GETS' THAT (IF YOU AGREE WITH ME, OF COURSE). you want someone who's reliable and knows ̶T̶H̶E̶R̶E̶ ̶T̶H̶E̶Y̶'̶R̶E̶ their shit. BUT ALSO IS EXCITED TO READ NEW THINGS FROM YOU. tHAT'S THE KICKER FOR ME REALLY.