About

We provide editing and more for authors of fiction: books, short stories, memoirs, author newsletters, letters to the editor, and yes, we’ve even edited love letters. If you write it, West of Mars can put the shine on it and help you turn out the most professional piece of writing possible.

While we don’t directly provide formatting or book cover services, we are more than glad to recommend some of the best in the business.

West of Mars owner and lead editor Susan Helene Gottfried has over 25 years experience as an editor. This means she got started early in life; she’s really only 32. Again. Add in the rest of the subcontractor team, and those years of experience skyrocket. We’ve watched trends in writing come and go, and we’ve mastered them all. You’re in good hands at West of Mars, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Click through and get to know us. You’ll be glad you did, and you’ll be confident your words are in the best possible hands.