Not in Vain Editing


We proudly work with first-time authors, those who wish to self-publish, and anyone who wants to try their hand at traditional publishing. Our range of experience is as extensive as the manuscripts we accept. If you’re an experienced author who needs more eyes to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your work, we’re here to help you. If you’re a first-time author with a rough draft, consider yourself at home. Whatever your piece is, we offer beta reads, evaluations, developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, and professional formatting.

Do you want your baby torn to shreds? Great! We’ll do that for you. Do you need someone to handle your piece with kind, constructive criticism and positive reinforcement? We do that, too. We understand that the human element cannot be removed from something as personal as a great story. We are grateful to those who are comfortable enough to send us a sample of their work. We do our best to ensure that your words, your efforts, and all the suffering you’ve endured to create your piece will, in the end, have been worth it.

We love the absurd. If you have a unique manuscript or “weird” genre, we specialize in bringing out and maintaining that quality. Wanna break all the rules? Cool! Let us help you do that in an effective manner.

Our comfort zone includes fiction and creative nonfiction. We accept YA, MG, NA novels. Speculative fiction is grand. So is contemporary fiction. Genres include, but are not limited to, standalone or crossovers of anything: horror, science fiction, mysteries, thrillers, romance, paranormal, and fantasy. But we’re willing to try anything once.

Formatting Services

Ah, yes! Let us help you get your story into your readership’s hands quickly and efficiently. We offer competitive pricing for formatting manuscripts into PDF and EPUB files that can be uploaded to any self-publishing platform.

Our formatting software offers a variety of customizable styles and features to turn your text file into a polished, lovely, printed book or eBook.

Manuscript Evaluations

Examining a manuscript; determining what works and what needs work.

Developmental Editing

Story structure: creating plot points and scenes to drive the story forward.

Line Editing

Examining prose, fine-tuning flow and word choice.


Correcting grammar, ensuring proper sentence structure.


Finalizing the manuscript by removing errors; spelling or otherwise.

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