About Indigo

Mission Statement

At Indigo our mission is to strengthen authors’ words through impeccable editing and design, and to help them choose the publishing path that is best for their venture. We have come together to benefit literary communities with our collective and varied expertise, providing high-quality professional editing, design, and publication management services to publishing houses, independent authors, businesses, organizations, universities, and periodicals.


Bloom The name Indigo comes from the type of ink used with quills in old-fashioned country schoolhouses. The ink was made from the bloom of the Indigo tree. Its dark-blue hue is a perfect color for editing—complementary to the author’s words typed in black.

Indigo started as a firm of freelance editors in 2006. It’s now grown to offer design, ebook conversion, and publishing project management services in addition to editing. With multiple publishing professionals on hand, authors can rest assured that their book will be professionally edited by an expert in their genre, designed with a keen eye toward readability, and produced with all the latest publishing trends in mind. Indigo caters to clients around the world.

Indigo is dedicated to sustainability in all its various forms. We track our paper usage and replace it by planting twice as many trees. Furthermore, we dedicate time and money to give back to the publishing, writing, and literacy communities.


Here's what some of our clients are saying:

"I've only ever been impressed by the integrity and work ethic of Indigo Editing. Whenever I call upon their services, I know that my authors and their manuscripts will be treated with the utmost respect and diligence. I'll continue to call upon Indigo Editing for my editorial needs because of their solid expertise."
—Lindsay Brown, Managing Editor, Beyond Words/Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster

"No matter how chaotic our schedule, Indigo Editing always manages to cheerfully accommodate us."
—Aleta Florentin, Project Manager, Amber Lotus Publishing

"Thanks so much for all your help! [Our author] can’t say enough good things about the experience."
—Kim Greenburg, Associate Editor, Corwin Press

"Thanks for all your help!! I love the product and can't wait to send my novel out into the world."
—Joyce Creswell, A Great Length of Time, winner of the Oregon Book Award

"Thank you so much for your comprehensive response. Your comments make a lot of sense and clearly point me toward action." and "Thank you for all your help and advice. I really appreciate it."
—Carolyn Wood, Tough Girl: An Olympian's Journey, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for LGBT and the Nautilus Award for memoir

"I appreciate all your efforts on this."
—Jonathon Burgess, The Dawnhawk Trilogy, winner of the Gallivan Prize

"I'm always amazed by your abilities to ask probing questions and pinpoint those places that need clarification. The revision suggestions were all things I couldn't see and needed to see, so much appreciation. You rock."
—Melissa Eskue Ousley, The Solas Beir Trilogy, winner of the Eric Hoffer Book Award

"I want to thank the dedicated folks at Indigo Editing, not only for the editing support they have provided me, but also for the wide variety of workshops they offer."
—Jason LaPier, Unexpected Rain, HarperVoyager, an imprint of HarperCollins

"You're a great editor for me. I really feel like you get my drift…and then help clarify it."
—Stephanie Marango, Your Body and the Stars, Beyond Words/Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster

"What floored (and enchanted) me were your comments.... It shows how you got into the spirit of the book (and not only the letter)."
—Pierre Pradervand, The Gentle Art of Blessing, Beyond Words/Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster

"Indigo...was instrumental to the development of this manuscript."
—Kip Ault, Do Elephants Have Knees?, Cornell University Press

"I am really happy with the way the book turned out and would—and have—recommended your services to others. It was extremely satisfying to complete that project, and I couldn't have done it without you."
—Connie Soper, Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail

"Thanks for all you've done to make Count come to life."
—Pamela Lindholm-Levy, Count the Mountains

"I'm VERY happy with the book—thanks for you and your team's help."
—Nick Krautter, The Golden Handoff: How to Buy and Sell a Real Estate Agent's Business

"The book will be so much better than when I first contacted Indigo."
—Mike Fagan, Idiomerica

"It’s been amazing to me how much of a relief, rather than nervousness, I feel in getting an editor’s feedback. I guess it’s because I feel like I have an ally helping me to see what I can’t on my own."
—Kathy Scott, Think Zebras