Edit Author Slug 0.4-beta1 is now available in the WordPress Plugins Directory. You can find it under “Other Versions” in the Plugins Directory, or via the direct download link at the bottom of this post. This new version adds the ability to change the Author Base, which WordPress sets to ‘author‘ by default. This means that Edit Author Slug now gives you full control of your author links. Below I’ve added a before and after example of the new power of Edit Author Slug.
This new option will be found under Settings > Permalinks in your dashboard.
I forgot to mention that the plugin should be very stable. The main reason for the beta is to allow translators to get their translations in before I officially release the plugin. If you’re a translator, and you’d like to add your language, grab the download, and get to work. You can find the template in the plugin folder under languages/edit-author-slug.pot. My preferred contact information can be found there.