I have an MS that is about as good as I can get it. My plan is to query agents rather than publishers. Now I know, with the best will in the world, that the best I can get will leave errors, and that the only way to be sure is to get a pro edit. Problem is I do not have the funds for this, so I feel stuck. I have had quite a few people telling me that I should query anyway, that agents are not expecting a pro edit, that they will help with that if they like the book. So now I'm confused again. Is that true? Is it okay to go ahead with it as is? Or am I right in believing that an edit is essential. This MS has had a lot of work and the errors should not be howlers, but there will be the odd run on sentence, missing comma, that sort sort of thing. Maybe a dodgy tag here and there. I want to step through the gates of the land of query, but here I am, encamped outside the walls huddled over a sputtering fire.