Welcome to Editing For Authors

We are proud to have worked with hundreds of indie authors!

Editing for Authors offers self-published authors high-quality, personalized book editing and self-publishing services from professional book editors. Our editors have worked for some of the largest media and publishing companies in the world, including Prentice Hall, St. Martin’s/Griffin, Oxford University Press, Red Dress Ink, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, the New York Times Company, NBC Universal, Health Communications, and more.

After working with us, many of our authors have gone on to establish careers as independent authors, sign representation contracts at major literary agencies, and land book deals with Big Five publishers and Amazon. For information on rates and the different types of editing we offer, check out our services below!

Free Sample Edit


Comprehensive Edit

Our most popular edit includes two rounds of editing and in-depth feedback on your book.

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Polishing Proof

Perfect for books that need a final polishing before they are published or submitted.

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Developmental Edit

Stuck with an unfinished manuscript in need of serious help? Our developmental edit was designed for you!

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Publish Your Book!

At the end of your edit, if you’re looking for a self-publishing company you can trust, we can handle that too. Through our sister company, Dragon Tree Books, we build close relationships with our authors, guiding them from project inception to book design to publishing both print and ebooks and distributing through major retailers.

So when you’re ready to make sure your book has every advantage in an increasingly competitive self-publishing marketplace, contact us today to arrange for a free editing sample and begin your journey to publication.

“A book is a gift you can open again and again”

Garrison Keillor


“I wanted to say thanks (again) for helping along the way with my debut novel. My agent just sold it to Pyr, the Prometheus sci-fi imprint. It’s a great house and a perfect fit for my novel. I really appreciate your comments and kind words.”
— Barbara Barnett, author of The Apothecary’s Curse, Pyr, A Random House Company (anticipated release 2017)
“The team was fantastic from start to finish, excelling in print and digital formats. In today’s publishing landscape, you need an editor and publisher that can adapt to the ever-changing demands of modern technology, and find innovative solutions to problems as and when they occur. Editing for Authors and Dragon Tree Books were exceptionally strong in this area. They offered continuous support throughout the creative process, and were a pleasure to work with. If there’s anything more you need from your editor and publisher, I’ve yet to discover what it is. Five-stars. Highly recommended.”
David Margolis, Author of The Billion-Dollar Creative
“Over the years, I have used many editors to help refine my novels, but I was always looking for a service that adds value to the process. I have found that Editing for Authors adds the greatest value. The end result of their upgraded three-step process is a writer who now has in his possession a camera-ready perfect final product available to be sold to anxious and waiting readers.”
— Bryan Mooney, author of eight novels, including the Nick Ryan series and Amazon best-sellers A Second Chance and Love Letters
“Jon VanZile at Editing for Authors is my go-to guy for meticulous editing. He can review a manuscript from start to finish and edit every line for everything from grammar, spelling, and style to drama, pacing, and characterization. With a good feel for content, reader, writer and market, he steered this author through the reefs and shoals of publishing calmly and skillfully.”
Michael G. Winston, Author of World-Class Performance
“Dragon Tree Books and Editing for Authors is a publishing company that sincerely cares about its authors and their projects. The one-on-one mentoring and development advice that I received while working with you was instrumental in taking my book to the next level. My experience was truly fabulous!”
Morgan Lee Scheel, Author of The Fabulous Glitter Girl
“There are editors that help improve your story. Then there are editors that help you grow as an author. Erica Orloff at Editing for Authors pitches her tent in both camps.”
E.J. Godwin, Author of The Silent Tempest trilogy