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 (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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Prairie Fire by Terri Branson is in the Featured New Book Spotlight

Let’s welcome Terri Branson to West of Mars! Terri is not only an author but a publisher, too, helming Dragonfly Books. Check them out. Now, Prairie Fire isn’t a new book. Nope. It was published in 2008, but as I often say, new can mean New to West of Mars readers, and I bet that’s the case here. How many of you have already encountered this book? Not me! And I’ve run into Terri and spoken with her more than once. Let’s get to it. Terri, what song makes you… Read More »

Branding Or Authorial Signature?

I may not leave the house much, but I do chat with colleagues and other editors. Today’s lesson comes from one of those discussions. She had joking posted something like “All my characters ride bicycles. Is that my branding?” And…… Read More »

Just Wait…

My telling you to just wait is NOT me telling you to skip writing for a day. Perish THAT thought; I subscribe to literary agent Barbara Poelle’s* mantra to “Read 2k a day; write 2k a day” — except if… Read More »

Up to you!

Up to you? What is up, and why do I leave it to you? It’s a not-uncommon phrase I use in my comments when editing, and I wanted to talk a bit about it, as it can probably come off… Read More »

Featured New Book Spotlight

book cover for Prairie Fire, written by Terri Branson

Let’s welcome Terri Branson to West of Mars! Terri is not only an author but a publisher, too, helming Dragonfly Books. Check them out. Now, Prairie Fire isn’t a new book. Nope. It was published in 2008, but as I often say, new can mean New to West of Mars readers, and I bet that’s the case here. How many of you have already encountered this book? Not me! And I’ve run into Terri and spoken with her more than once. Let’s get to it. Terri, what song makes you… Read More »

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