There are many avenues to becoming a published author. You might
consider hiring an editor and/or a proofreader, and publishing it
either as an e-book or better yet, on a print-on-demand basis,
through somewhere like Xlibris.com. There are many other companies
who specialize in this, and the degree of service they offer varies
substantially-from designing covers, page layout, design, etc.).
What most of them have in common is that they are attractively
priced, the last I knew the company I mentioned (who I am in no way
associated with, they are a subsidiary of Random House) charged
about $800 to start and handled all the fulfilment.
I worked in the book industry as a compositor for a few years, have
edited a few projects & taught poetry in a magnet summer arts
program. If you would like to chat offline, please e-mail me- I
could probably come up with a number of suggestions for you, and
would be interested in taking on an editing job myself. My BA is in
English, I do web design and a number of other things as well.
Absolute Write is another good writer’s resource on the web. By the
way, so- called vanity publishing tends to be just that, generally
leaving first-time authors with zero marketing support and a garage
full of books nobody knows about. Happy Hunting!