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.

We also currently offer e-book formatting services through some terrific subcontractors. If you need a cover artist, never fear, we have a few good names in that arena, too. And while our promotional services are still limited, keep checking back as we build what will be one of the best promotional services online.

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 29. Again. Add in top proofreader Mary Sutton and the rest of the team, and those years of experience double. 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.


Have you seen the perks you get for being a West of Mars client? That list is only growing, you know.

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.