In the course of my life I've had a number of people tell me that I should improve my appearance. This ranges from people I was dating telling me that I'd be attractive if I'd lose a little weight to complete strangers approaching me on the street to ask me why I don't wear makeup when I'd be so very pretty with just a little effort (sometimes I was wearing makeup at the time, but that's not the point). I've had friends offer to take me shopping so I could get some advice. Sometimes I think: well what's wrong with me? Am I so hideous you can't date me, or is it more probable that if I were hotter I would be dating someone hotter than you? Is my actual bare skin interfering with your ability to get through your day somehow? Are my clothes so unbearably unflattering that you can't be seen with me in public?
Usually I think those people are kind, are only trying to help, believe in and value beauty to a degree I do not and because they find me so close to their idea of what physical attractiveness is, they want to help me be as pretty on the outside as I am on the inside (and I must be pretty on the inside, I guess, because I get waaaay fewer unsolicited offers on ways to improve my personality).
Anyway I'm using this as an attempt to understand why people who write things don't think they need an editor. Because when I say "that needed an editor" I almost never mean that it was hideous beyond bearing, that I was unable to even look at the text, or that spelling is more important than your very important story. And I AM trying to help, and I believe in and value good writing to a degree that you clearly do not, and I find the text worth reading and it would be much better if it were pleasant to read.
HOWEVER. I do have to go out into the world. It's my choice to go out mostly the way I am -- maybe with extra kilos, maybe with less concealer than you'd like, maybe dressed as a stagehand. But ... like, no offense, but very few papers have to be written, very few stories are so compelling that they must be told in printed form. So if you feel that your idea, your story really must go into the world... why not put it into the world as beautiful on the page as it can be, as beautiful in print as it was in your head? Why not make your ideas as easy to enjoy for others as they were for you to have? Why not hire me or someone like me to help you? WHY.
I don't feel this way about casual writing generally so don't get all huffy. But if you're at the point where you've hired a graphic designer, a translator, a marketing specialist, please for the love of font, hire an editor.