It’s the rewriting – the editing – that makes the difference.


ALEXANDRA NAHLOUS is a leading freelance book editor and fiction specialist.

She is known in the publishing industry for her expertise in commercial fiction and women’s fiction, and has edited bestselling and award-winning novels. She is also a highly experienced non-fiction editor, Young Adult and children’s book editor, a content producer, a teacher of editing and workshop presenter.


Editing & writing Services

With 20 years’ experience in editing and publishing, Alexandra Nahlous is an expert in developmental/structural editing, copyediting, proofreading and manuscript assessment. She works with publishers, agents, independent authors and business clients. 

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client Testimonials

‘Alex’s editorial report cut straight to the heart of the issues which were bothering me about my work-in-progress … I credit the publication offer which followed to her excellent advice.’
Lisa Walker, Author of Paris Syndrome (HarperCollins Publishers, 2018)

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Why do I need an editor?

Many authors ask themselves this question. Particularly if they’ve been part of a writing group and have had peer feedback on their manuscript. But an editor is much more than a peer reader.

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A wealth of experience

Alexandra Nahlous has worked on an enormous range of commercial fiction, literary fiction, Young Adult and junior fiction and non-fiction. From Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret to Judy Nunn’s Khaki Town, Helen Sheuerer’s The Oremere Chronicles trilogy and much more.

“Alex Nahlous is a joy to work with. Her editing is sensitive, meticulous and always goes to the heart of what is needed.”
— CATHERINE MILNE, Head of Fiction, HarperCollins Publishers Australia
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Exciting news!

It's so wonderful to find out that a manuscript you helped develop has been published! Sarah Clutton's Good Little Liars, which I edited in 2018 for Sarah, has been published by Bookouture (Hachette UK, 2019). Congratulations Sarah!