The more I research places to hire an editor, the deeper the rabbit hole goes.
I see that previous responses to this question are either, "Ask friends and family for a reference" (I'll pass),or "Search the internet" (thanks).
So I've found professional editor associations, however searching through the bios on these sites is uninspiring and feels like a roll of the dice.
There are also fancier freelance websites such as reedsy.com and bibliocruch.com, but I don't have any experience with these to know the difference or who is on the other side of these websites.
Given these two options, what have been your experience? Is there a better third option?
Thanks very much!