I completed the first of a three book action/adventure series several years ago. I went through an early round of editing with a 'professional', spending a few thousand dollars for the service. I next went through a round of working with a beta reader. After countless rejections from agents, I decided to self-publish on Amazon. Another author read my story and told me it had problems and needed to be copy-edited for spelling, grammar and punctuation. I hired one person who did a first round of editing and then was never heard from again. I hired a second person who edited the story in about two weeks, at a price I have discovered to be well below what a 'real' editor would charge. Back to the fellow author, who re-read the story. He found about 100 errors not caught by either 'editor'. Some of these errors were more of a stylistic nature than copy-editing errors. However, there were many simply errors like a missing period or close quote, as well as issues like the use of 'to' instead of 'too'. The fellow author sent me all the corrections and now the book is again out on Amazon. Thinking about all the corrections that have been made, I am now wondering if it might be possible to attract an agent with this now 'polished' book. Except that now the book is on Amazon and, no doubt, a Google search will turn up this little tidbit of information even if I, once again, unpublished. Have I killed any chance of finding a real agent?