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 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. She’s watched trends in writing come and go, and she’s mastered them all. You’re in good hands at West of Mars, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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