Having a logo that manages to express harmony and be vibrant is important. On the harmony side, fostering human connection is an underlying theme of the business, and the editing work I do often focuses on spirituality and self-help. Showing harmony/connection in the colors could be helpful. Regarding vitality, the logo can't be too cute or overpowering, so a bright yellow would be too much, but a pale salmon color would feel washed out.
I've found lots of editors who use a pen as the image with their name, so that wouldn't stand out, unless it was especially vibrant, as it is here: http://www.writersbesteditingservices.com/ . I don't just edit books, and book and a quill pen are a bit old-fashioned image-wise, unless they were abstract images.
It's likely, because of the limited choices of images for editing and the cleaner look, that I'll go with just the text Vital WordPlay, and perhaps a subhead of Communications. Many editors seem to have a minimalist logo these days on sites such as their website: https://thewriteedit.com/
A friend started developing a logo for me, but became too busy; the logo displayed is copyrighted, and is for viewing purposes only. My concern with it is that it reflects the writing side of my life more than the editing side, and may not be simple/clean enough to feel contemporary (I write about nature topics, biomedicine, etc.) The logo was designed to "pop" on a background color scheme shown below. I will move forward with a website in the future where the colors below may feature in some way, but I"m not wedded to those colors/just because they appeal to me doesn't mean they create the right emotions to appeal to clients: file:///C:/Users/barbr/Desktop/MarketOutreachVW/Logo%20Guidance/Final%20round%20VW%20pnib%203d%20bott,%20left/Color%20Palette%20Hunter%20Green%20Light%20Grey%20Dark%20Grey%20Pink%20Peach%20Pine%20Green%20Color%20-%20Tech%20Coloring%20Page.html