Alice Crider

Alice Crider - Editor

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Alice Crider is an author coach and a freelance editor with 20+ years of experience in book publishing.

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I love books and the people who write them! I am a freelance editor with 20+ years of experience in traditional book publishing, including eight years in a division of Random House. I have served in various editorial capacities in Christian publishing—including editor, literary agent, and director of acquisitions and development.

I specialize in non-fiction, developmental, content, and line editing. I am skilled at analyzing a manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, and at suggesting improvements and revisions. I love strategizing and brainstorming ideas with writers.

I am also a certified life coach and author coach with more than ten years of experience in helping individuals and authors achieve their dreams and goals. Once I remove the log... er, um, the blind spot from their view, they tend to become unstoppable!

Additionally, I am a certified copywriter and I love book marketing. If you're overwhelmed with the idea of building an author platform, I'll help you build a tribe of loyal readers instead.

When I'm not editing, coaching, or writing, I can be found riding my horse, Nugget, mountain biking with my husband, and spending time with my family and my Corgi, Eli.
English (US)
Self-Help & Self-Improvement


  • Life Coaching
  • Copywriting


  • Communication Honor Society

Work experience

Freelance Editor, Author Coach, and Publishing Strategist

January, 2012 – Present (over 10 years)

Director of Acquisitions and Development

David C Cook
February, 2015 – August, 2019 (over 4 years)

Acquired and developed non-fiction book projects.

Literary Agent

WordServe Literary
September, 2012 – December, 2014 (about 2 years)


WaterBrook Press
January, 2003 – December, 2011 (almost 9 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Alice has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

J Taliaferro
Alice was a blessing to work with. She gave me great insight into my manuscript and went above and beyond what she was hired to do. She gave me a detailed roadmap to improve my work and attain a better end product.

J Taliaferro, August 2021

Alice Crider
I love working with world-changing writers who know their calling and purpose. J. Taliaferro is definitely one of those! I look forward to seeing his books in print.

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