Alice N

Alice N – Editor

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


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, memoir, self-help, 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!).

Currently I work mostly on memoirs, art books, business books, personal development books and fiction. My last in-house role was 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!

Art Biographies & Memoirs History Music
Fantasy Historical Fiction Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Hayward Gallery

Jul, 2019 — Sep, 2020 (about 1 year)

British Museum

Jan, 2018 — Mar, 2019 (about 1 year)

Story Terrace

Jun, 2016 — Feb, 2018 (over 1 year)

Titan Books

Nov, 2013 — Aug, 2015 (over 1 year)

Orion Publishing

Jan, 2011 — Feb, 2012 (about 1 year)

Ebury Press (Penguin Random House)

Apr, 2008 — Jan, 2011 (almost 3 years)

Hay House Publishing

Mar, 2006 — Apr, 2008 (about 2 years)


Among the Trees

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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... 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 th... 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 wil... 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 l... 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 ti... read more
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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... 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 w... read more

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, ... 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,... read more
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.
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 tr... 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... 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 aud... read more
How to Be a Woman

Moran, Caitlin

Alice has 4 reviews





Bandhu P.

Bandhu P.

Mar, 2021

Excellent copyediting but some issues with proofing.
Alice N.
Thank you, Bandhu. As this work was for a sample, there was always a chance that there would be a difference of of opinion with regard to style. I hope you found the perfect editor for your book!
Julie B.

Julie B.

Jan, 2021

Our client was very please with her edits - Alice even took the extra step of looking him up online and listening to some of his music to help inform her edits. Highly recommend.
Alice N.
Thank you, Julie. I have very much enjoyed working with you and the client. The book is great fun and I think will be very useful to aspiring musicians.
Bao X.

Bao X.

Oct, 2020

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!
Alice N.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Bao. I very much enjoyed working on Folklore, and I hope it does well! I look forward to working with you again.
Fabio R.

Fabio R.

Oct, 2020

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.
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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