Alice N

Alice N - Editor

Publisher of genre fiction, non-fiction and art books. Penguin Random House, Orion, Titan, Hayward Gallery and British Museum.

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Overview

I am a highly skilled editorial professional with over fourteen years’ experience working on both fiction and non-fiction, illustrated and mono books. I have worked for many major publishers and organisations in the UK and with a wide range of well-known authors. I am an organised and efficient project manager who is used to working to tight deadlines and under pressure through all aspects of the publishing process. I structurally edit, copyedit and proofread. I love working with authors.

I have worked for the following publishers: Penguin Random House, Orion Books, Faber & Faber, Titan Books, Hay House and Story Terrace. Genres include: pop culture, biography, music, history, narrative quest, crime, sci-fi, fantasy, film and TV tie-ins, gift and humour and children's books. I was partially responsible for the bestselling autobiography of Aleksandr the Meerkat (sorry!).

Most recently I was employed as publisher for the Hayward Gallery, working on large-scale illustrated art books and prior to that on similar books for the British Museum. I project managed the bestselling book that accompanied the sellout Manga exhibition.

I have also worked for many charities and not-for-profit organisations as a freelance project manager, editor and proofreader. Most recently: the International Institute for the Enviroment and Development, World Animal Protection and First Story.

I'm a laid back pedant - I'm all about quality control with a smile!

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Music

Work experience

Publisher

Hayward Gallery
July, 2019 – September, 2020 (about 1 year)

Senior Editorial Manager

British Museum
January, 2018 – March, 2019 (about 1 year)

Managing Editor

Story Terrace
June, 2016 – February, 2018 (over 1 year)

Senior Fiction Editor

Titan Books
November, 2013 – August, 2015 (over 1 year)

Editor

Orion Publishing
January, 2011 – February, 2012 (about 1 year)

Assistant Editor

Ebury Press (Penguing Random House)
April, 2008 – January, 2011 (almost 3 years)

Editoral Assistant

Hay House Publishing
March, 2006 – April, 2008 (about 2 years)

Portfolio (22 selected works)

How to Be a Woman

Moran, Caitlin

Mark Thomas Presents the People's Manifesto

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas has been touring the country for months, getting audiences to come up with policies aimed at sorting out the country's political chaos and taking back the power for the people. Sick to death of bailing out bankers and subsidising MPs homes, the audience vote on the best policy of the night to be included in the brand new People's Manifesto.From the inspiring to the downright hilari... read more

Mark Thomas has been touring the country for months, getting audiences to come up with policies aimed at sorting out the country's political chaos and taking back the power for the people. Sick to death of bailing out bankers and subsidising MPs homes, the audience vote on the best policy of the night to be included in the brand new People's Manifesto.From the inspiring to the downright hilari... read more

3 Commando Brigade

Ewen Southby-Tailyour

'The 3 Commando Brigade's six month deployment in Helmand Province was among the finest pieces of soldiering I have come across' General Sir Richard Dannett, Chief of General StaffIn October 2006, the Royal Marine Commandos took up their six month tour of duty in war-torn Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan - the toughest and hottest war zone on earth. After the tactical retreat of their pr... read more

'The 3 Commando Brigade's six month deployment in Helmand Province was among the finest pieces of soldiering I have come across' General Sir Richard Dannett, Chief of General StaffIn October 2006, the Royal Marine Commandos took up their six month tour of duty in war-torn Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan - the toughest and hottest war zone on earth. After the tactical retreat of their pr... read more

Interstellar: The Official Movie Novelization

Greg Keyes

THE END OF EARTH WILL NOT BE THE END OF US. From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Triology, Inception), this is the chronicle of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. At stake are the fate of a planet... Earth... and the future of ... read more

THE END OF EARTH WILL NOT BE THE END OF US. From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Triology, Inception), this is the chronicle of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. At stake are the fate of a planet... Earth... and the future of ... read more

Crimson Peak: The Official Movie Novelization

Nancy Holder

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds...and remembers.

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds...and remembers.

Burnt Tongues: An Anthology of Transgressive Short Stories

Chuck Palahniuk, Dennis Widmyer, Richard Thomas

Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images—nothing safe or dry. Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, as the best of The Cult Workshop, his official fan website, selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process. These stories run th... read more

Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images—nothing safe or dry. Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, as the best of The Cult Workshop, his official fan website, selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process. These stories run th... read more

Mozipedia

Simon Goddard

Steven Patrick Morrissey is one of the most original and controversial voices in the history of popular music. With The Smiths, he led the most influential British guitar group of the 1980s, his enigmatic wit and style defining a generation. As a solo artist, he has continued to broach subjects no other singer would dare.Worshipped by some, vilified by others, Morrissey is a unique rock and ro... read more

Steven Patrick Morrissey is one of the most original and controversial voices in the history of popular music. With The Smiths, he led the most influential British guitar group of the 1980s, his enigmatic wit and style defining a generation. As a solo artist, he has continued to broach subjects no other singer would dare.Worshipped by some, vilified by others, Morrissey is a unique rock and ro... read more

Noah: The Official Movie Novelization

Mark Morris

ONE MAN'S QUEST TO SAVE MANKIND When he has a vision about a flood sent to destroy?all life on earth, Noah knows what he must do. Together with his family, he must save two of every living animal. He must build an ark. Noah has to evade the many dangers that would see him fail and leave the world to ruin, and overcome his own struggles to fulfill his mission. This is the epic story of one man'... read more

ONE MAN'S QUEST TO SAVE MANKIND When he has a vision about a flood sent to destroy?all life on earth, Noah knows what he must do. Together with his family, he must save two of every living animal. He must build an ark. Noah has to evade the many dangers that would see him fail and leave the world to ruin, and overcome his own struggles to fulfill his mission. This is the epic story of one man'... read more

Scream of Eagles

Robert K Wilcox

The real Top Gun - the dramatic account of the US Navy's fighter pilots and how they took back the skies over VietnamIn the darkest days of the Vietnam War, the US Navy's kill ratio had fallen to 2:1 - a deadly decline in pilot combat effectiveness. To improve the odds, a corps of hardened fighter pilots founded the Fighter Weapons School, a.k.a. Top Gun. Utilising actual enemy fighter planes ... read more

The real Top Gun - the dramatic account of the US Navy's fighter pilots and how they took back the skies over VietnamIn the darkest days of the Vietnam War, the US Navy's kill ratio had fallen to 2:1 - a deadly decline in pilot combat effectiveness. To improve the odds, a corps of hardened fighter pilots founded the Fighter Weapons School, a.k.a. Top Gun. Utilising actual enemy fighter planes ... read more

Fate is the Hunter

Ernest K. Gann

The copper-bottomed classic from a memorable and courageous pilot.FATE IS THE HUNTER is a fascinating and thrilling account of some of the more memorable experiences Ernest K Gann had in the air. He's flown in both peace and war and come close to death many times. Here he reveals the characters he's known and the dramas he's experienced, portraying fate (or death) as a hunter constantly in pur... read more

The copper-bottomed classic from a memorable and courageous pilot.FATE IS THE HUNTER is a fascinating and thrilling account of some of the more memorable experiences Ernest K Gann had in the air. He's flown in both peace and war and come close to death many times. Here he reveals the characters he's known and the dramas he's experienced, portraying fate (or death) as a hunter constantly in pur... read more

Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Tony Hawks

'All I knew about Moldova were the names of eleven men printed on the inside back pages of my newspaper. None of them sounded to me like they were any good at tennis ...'An eccentric wager finds Tony Hawks, a man who loves an unusual challenge, bound for the little-known Eastern European state of Moldova. His mission: to track down members of the country's football team and persuade them to pl... read more

'All I knew about Moldova were the names of eleven men printed on the inside back pages of my newspaper. None of them sounded to me like they were any good at tennis ...'An eccentric wager finds Tony Hawks, a man who loves an unusual challenge, bound for the little-known Eastern European state of Moldova. His mission: to track down members of the country's football team and persuade them to pl... read more

Yes Man Film Tie-In

Danny Wallace

One word. Unlimited consequences.The book that inspired the major film starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel'I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I WILL SWEAR TO SAY YE... read more

One word. Unlimited consequences.The book that inspired the major film starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel'I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I WILL SWEAR TO SAY YE... read more

America Unchained

Dave Gorman

The plan was simple. Go to America. Buy a second-hand car. Drive coast-to-coast without giving any money to The ManTM. What could possibly go wrong? Dismayed by the relentless onslaught of faceless American chains muscling in where local businesses had once thrived, Dave Gorman set off on the ultimate American road trip - in search of the true, independent heart of the U S of A. He would eat c... read more

The plan was simple. Go to America. Buy a second-hand car. Drive coast-to-coast without giving any money to The ManTM. What could possibly go wrong? Dismayed by the relentless onslaught of faceless American chains muscling in where local businesses had once thrived, Dave Gorman set off on the ultimate American road trip - in search of the true, independent heart of the U S of A. He would eat c... read more

The Beatles

Hunter Davies

There's only one book that ever truly got inside the Beatles and this is it. The landmark, worldwide bestseller that has grown with the Beatles ever since. During 1967 and 1968 Hunter Davies spent eighteen months with the Beatles at the peak of their powers as they defined a generation and rewrote popular music. As their only ever authorised biographer he had unparalleled access - not just to ... read more

There's only one book that ever truly got inside the Beatles and this is it. The landmark, worldwide bestseller that has grown with the Beatles ever since. During 1967 and 1968 Hunter Davies spent eighteen months with the Beatles at the peak of their powers as they defined a generation and rewrote popular music. As their only ever authorised biographer he had unparalleled access - not just to ... read more

Manga

Rousmaniere, Nicole, Ryoko, Matsuba

Among the Trees

Rugoff, Ralph, Kastner, Jeffrey, Pasquinelli, Matteo

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Bao Xiong
Alice was wonderful to work with. She did a thorough job proofreading my manuscript, and I appreciate her thoughtful feedback. I look forward to working with her again!

Bao Xiong, October 2020


Fabio Rodriguez
Alice is a wonderful editor and made the process easy. I believe that i chose the right person to be my first time editor! Her insight to my project has given me clarity and tools that I can use for future endeavors.

Fabio Rodriguez, October 2020

Alice N
Thanks so much for your kind words, Fabio. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you on David and the Fire Rings. David is a great character and the book is a lot of fun. I look forward to seeing what ...
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