‘Alexandra Nahlous is the editor’s editor. She possesses every essential, eagle-eyed skill of grammar and language, but it’s her sensitivity to the rhythms and intentions of the author that makes her an absolute standout in the field. As both a writer and an editor, she is my editor of choice.’
— KIM KELLY, AUTHOR (Wild Chicory, Jewel Sea, Lady Bird & The Fox, Sunshine)



‘Alex’s editing skills are of the highest calibre and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her communication skills are exceptional, which resulted in a seamless execution of the editing process across a number of projects. I would enlist Alex’s services again without hesitation and would recommend her to anyone seeking a highly professional editorial service.’

— Cassandra Rathbone, Publisher, Scholastic Australia 

‘I am delighted to recommend Alexandra Nahlous as a skilled editor and supportive professional. I have worked with her several times, notably on the editing of my books, The Art of Romance Writing, and How Do I Love Thee, both published by Allen & Unwin. We have also co-presented workshops on the writing and editing craft for Romance Writers of Australia, and I still use her handouts to inform my own writing students and remind them of basic principles. Working with Alex is always a pleasure because she not only knows her stuff, she has a knack for sharing the information in a kind and generous manner.’

— Valerie Parv, Author

‘Alex is professional, meticulous, and a pleasure to work with. I know my books are so much better for Alex’s attention. I can’t praise her highly enough!’

— Kaye Dobbie, Author

‘Alex’s editorial report cut straight to the heart of the issues which were bothering me about my work-in-progress. Not only did she highlight problem areas, she also offered perceptive suggestions that helped me to take the manuscript to the next level. I credit the publication offer which followed to her excellent advice.’

— Lisa Walker, Author

‘Thank you to my copy editor, Alex Nahlous – not only did you do an amazing job, but your love of the story and kind words rekindled my confidence when it had nearly burned out.’

— Sarah Begg, AUTHOR

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‘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

‘I was so impressed with Alex’s editing when I first worked with her that I asked for her specifically on my next project. As with the first, Alex really came through, identifying those extra tweaks that really make a story sing, as well as offering thorough edits that were mindful of voice and style. I found Alex to be professional, thorough, and a pleasure to work with.’

— Cathryn Hein, Author

‘For your expert, detailed, early structural edit, a big thank you to Alexandra Nahlous. You made everything so much tighter.’


‘I thank Editorial Manager Alexandra Nahlous for her tireless footslogging and the informed insights she offered on a hefty manuscript.’

— Paul McGeough, AUTHOR

‘Alex Nahlous was wonderful to work with. Sympathetic from the start to what I wanted to achieve in my novel, Challenge, she meticulously edited the manuscript with an enviable eye for structure, narrative and – most importantly where this book was concerned – voice. Thanks to Alex’s editing, I emerged from the process with a far better book than I could have imagined. I hope she can edit all of my fiction in the future.’

— Paul Daley, Author

‘Alex Nahlous had the daunting task of unwinding threads and working with me towards reducing my original 170,000-plus manuscript down to a much trimmer, improved Currawong Manor, and did so with tact, sensitivity, humour and skill. It was a joy to work with you again.’

— Josephine Pennicott, AUTHOR

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