I specialise in children’s illustrated non-fiction, and I love working with publishers to develop fun, child-centred books and other products with an original, creative twist. I have a lot of experience developing and managing print, digital and hybrid projects, for both the trade and educational markets. You can take a look at some of my past editorial and development projects here.


I’ve developed and edited a number of award-winning books, and have worked with publishers including Hachette, Thames & Hudson, Quarto, Bonnier, Walker, Bloomsbury, HarperCollins, Wonderbly, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. I’ve also had great experiences collaborating with several high-profile institutional and commercial partners, from the Louvre and the Science Museum to the hit CBeebies show Messy Goes to OKIDO.

Anna Ridley, Commissioning & Managing Editor, Children's Publishing, Thames & Hudson
Alice is a dream to work with. She has a unique ability for communicating complex ideas to young readers, and is able to compose and edit text that is at once concise and brimming with personality. Matched with rock-solid research skills, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the ability to visualise the end book, Alice is the ultimate children’s author and editor.
– Anna Ridley, Commissioning & Managing Editor, Children’s Publishing, Thames & Hudson
Georgie Carter, Project Manager, Oxford University Press
It’s been fantastic working with Alice, and I’m so glad she’s come on board the project as a development editor. Alice has been consistently brilliant at sensitively suggesting changes to authors. She has a great eye for picking up on detail, while also being really creative with solutions and bearing in mind students’ needs at all times.
– Georgie Carter, Project Manager, Oxford University Press
Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Publisher, Quarto Kids
Alice is an extremely experienced, creative and versatile development editor and author. She brings a strong awareness of current cultural issues to her writing and idea development work. I would recommend her for any project.
– Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Publisher, Quarto Kids

Freelance editorial direction

In addition to editing and managing specific projects, I also enjoy working with publishers in need of senior editorial support through a particularly busy period or on a longer-term, part-time basis. I am currently freelance Editorial Director at the award-winning b small publishing.

Get in touch

Please drop me a line if you have a project in mind that you think I’d be a great fit for, or if you’re interested in developing something new together. I really look forward to hearing from you.