Editing Services for Authors of Fiction

Welcome to West of Mars, LLC, providing editing services to authors of fiction.

From content edits to line edits to copy edits, to consulting with authors who are working on Rock Fiction (or rock star romances, as the current term is) and even to consulting with authors whose characters rely on their bows and arrows, Susan's here to help you make the best book possible.

Best of all, if you want, Susan will accompany you -- virtually; have no fear -- on your journey, helping you pick a book formatter and offering a variety of contacts to book cover designers. She'll be here to cheer your sales and be a sounding board when the marketing gets tough. It always gets tough.

Want to keep your distance? That's fine, too! This is your fiction, your career. I'm just here to help your words shine.

 

 

 

Are you ready to produce the best book possible?

Contact Susan!

Editing

Let Susan (and, when necessary, her crew of carefully selected subcontractors) help you produce the best book possible. From deep content editing to a light proofread, West of Mars will take care of you.

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Susan's Writing

Although primarily an editor these days, Susan still puts her BA and MFA in Creative Writing to its original purpose. Come explore her fictional worlds and words.

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Author Promotions

Promote your book at West of Mars, with two fun features designed to be quick and easy. First-come, first served, so get yours in today!

 

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DNA by Katie Zaber in the Featured New Book Spotlight

I. Love. This. Cover. The story’s a lot of fun, too. Yeah, I might have prior knowledge of it. And now, today, author Katie Zaber is stopping in to tell you all about her new release, DNA, so you too can have some fun with it. You want to do this. You do. Let’s start with the important stuff: Katie Zaber, what song makes you think of your book?? There are two songs that have been running through my head while writing. Heart of Glass – Crabtree Remix Alone Time… Read More »

More about Effect and Cause

While we were talking last week about Effect and Cause, I forgot to mention something I’d actually written down so I’d remember! So here’s the sentence. I changed it from the original, of course. I’m not here to make fun… Read More »

Love, Death, and the Art of Cooking by Linda Griffin in the Featured New Book Spotlight

Let’s welcome Linda Griffin back to West of Mars! She was just here last March, which means she’s either really prolific or likes us. Or both! Her new book is called Love, Death, and the Art of Cooking, and how can you NOT love that title? Not only does it flow really well off the tongue, but it’s intriguing as all get out. Let’s learn more about it, shall we? Linda Griffin, what song makes you think of your book? “Friends and Lovers” by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson, because… Read More »

Cause and Effect, or Effect and Cause?

I’ve been seeing this crop up lately, so let’s talk about how your narrative sequences things: cause and effect, or effect and cause? Need an example? Here’s one: He turned when he felt… Now, that seems like it’d work, right?… Read More »

Featured New Book Spotlight

Book cover for Katie Zaber's new book, DNA

I. Love. This. Cover. The story’s a lot of fun, too. Yeah, I might have prior knowledge of it. And now, today, author Katie Zaber is stopping in to tell you all about her new release, DNA, so you too can have some fun with it. You want to do this. You do. Let’s start with the important stuff: Katie Zaber, what song makes you think of your book?? There are two songs that have been running through my head while writing. Heart of Glass – Crabtree Remix Alone Time… Read More »

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