It’s important to choose the right editor for your creative work.

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Whether you want to submit to a publisher, an agent or self-publish, it’s best to present more polished, developed work. The right editor can help you achieve that goal.

you can trust the right editor

When you hand over your creative baby, you need to trust that the editor will pinpoint precisely where the story isn’t working and how it can be strengthened. You need to trust that the editor will know exactly how to help make your story sing. 

That’s because the right editor can help you build your ideas and refine your writing.

Alexandra Nahlous has edited hundreds of manuscripts and short stories, and has worked with an extraordinary number of authors, from Liane Moriarty, to Judy Nunn, Christos Tsiolkas, Kaye Dobbie, Paul Daley, C.S. Pacat, Fiona McArthur, Valerie Parv, Cathryn Hein, Vanessa Carnevale, Helen Scheuerer and many more. She is an expert structural/developmental editor and copyeditor, and she will know exactly how to help take your manuscript to the next level. 

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Experience matters

Just as it’s the rewriting that makes the difference in a manuscript, it’s experience that makes the difference with an editor.

Alexandra Nahlous has two decades of editing and publishing experience. She worked in-house with major Australian publisher Allen & Unwin as a senior editor and Pan Macmillan Australia as a fiction publisher.

And she won the Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship in 2009–10, Australia’s most prestigious arts award for editors, and spent three months working with New York publishers.

In 2013, she began her freelance editing business, and she works with major and independent publishers, agents, and directly with authors.

She also works with a variety of clients editing reports and producing original content in the digital space. 

Alexandra taught Professional Editing at the University of Technology, Sydney between 2013 and 2016, and she has presented numerous workshops for writers, including at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the NSW Writers’ Centre, Writers Unleashed! Festival, and RWA Conference.

Whether you’ve written your first manuscript or your fifth one, whether you’re submitting your work to an agent or publisher, or are self-publishing, Alexandra’s expert eye will help you to develop it and polish it so that it is of the highest quality.

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A specialist Editor

Alexandra Nahlous is a specialist in fiction and narrative non-fiction.

She is known in the publishing industry for her passion for commercial fiction and women’s fiction, romance, crime, thriller, action/adventure, fantasy, literary fiction, Young Adult and junior fiction. She also has extensive experience editing biographies and memoirs.

She has edited some of Australia’s bestselling novels, including Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret and The Hypnotist’s Love Story, Kaye Dobbie’s Willow Tree Bend and Mackenzie Crossing, C.S. Pacat’s Kings Rising, and Helen Scheuerer’s The Oremere Chronicles trilogy.

Alexandra has edited an enormous variety of non-fiction, including Anne Aly’s Finding My Place, Paul McGeough’s Kill Khalid, Mary Delahunty’s Gravity, Rae Morris’s Makeup: The Ultimate Guide and Valerie Parv’s How Much Do I Love Thee? 

A broad client base

Alexandra’s clients vary from major and independent publishers, to independent authors, agents, and various other businesses and agencies. Her experience is wide-ranging and diverse, and she will know exactly how to develop, assess and polish your manuscript or content.

Her client list includes Penguin Random House, HarperCollins Publishers, ABC Books, Harlequin Enterprises, Scholastic Australia, Brio Books, UWA Publishing, Melbourne University Publishing and Hardie Grant Books.

She also works with a variety of business clients to edit and produce original content.

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