Cleaning up messes is standard operating procedure for editors. Whether we’re handed story messes such as plot holes, writing messes such as head-hopping, or mechanical messes such as three different spellings of a character’s name, we’re ready to take on the work you need help with.
We just want to make sure you’re not creating more work than you really need help with.
Leaving your manuscript messes for someone else to take out is absolutely your prerogative as a writer. If you prefer to pay an editor to clean up the details, there are plenty of editors out there who’ll take your money to make that happen—with two important caveats.