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?

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Editing

Let Susan 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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Latest on the Blog

One Comma, Two Meanings

So… here’s an interesting one for you. It’s from my own fiction, so I’m not bothering to change the line to protect the innocent. Let’s just let ‘er rip. (Also, if you want to know more about my own fiction,… Read More »

Prophecies and Promises by Alana Lorens in the Featured New Book Spotlight!

It’s another visit from our friend Alana Lorens! This is her FIFTH visit here, which might be a new West of Mars record, and one I encourage all my author friends to try to take on and exceed. And the author friends of my author friends, as well! If you’ve missed her earlier visits, here they are: Second Chances (in 2013!!!) Tender Misdemeanors Encounter A Rose by Any Other Name Wow! And you ask why she’s one of my favorite people! Here’s only one example of why. Well, two. She’s… Read More »

Auctioning off some work…

And here we go! I’m auctioning off up to 100 pages of line edits as part of The Romance For Reproductive Justice movement. I’m not going to get all political about the hows and whys. You know the stories, you… Read More »

Celtan Dilemma by Eileen Troemel in the Featured New Book Spotlight

Let’s welcome Eileen Troemel back for a trifecta visit! Woot! (Also, I keep telling y’all it’s addictive and fine with me if you need to feel the high. Come on by anytime.) If you missed her previous visits, here you go! Here’s her first time in the spotlight, featuring her book Marelo. And her second time? Right here, with On the Line. Eileen Troemel likes us, and we like her right on back. How can we not? Her books sound wonderful! So what do we have today? Today, it’s Celtan… Read More »

Featured New Book Spotlight

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It’s another visit from our friend Alana Lorens! This is her FIFTH visit here, which might be a new West of Mars record, and one I encourage all my author friends to try to take on and exceed. And the author friends of my author friends, as well! If you’ve missed her earlier visits, here they are: Second Chances (in 2013!!!) Tender Misdemeanors Encounter A Rose by Any Other Name Wow! And you ask why she’s one of my favorite people! Here’s only one example of why. Well, two. She’s… Read More »

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