Alice Peck has what I call a "magic touch" when it comes to editing and writing. She knows exactly what to add, delete, and rework to make a piece sparkle. Alice is that rare commodity: a truly superb editor who is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Mission Adulthood: How the 20-Somethings of Today Are Rewriting the Playbook on Work, Love, and Life (Diversion Books)
A Little Bit Married (Da Capo Press)
New Girl on the Job (Citadel)
In the long battle to get your book published, Alice Peck is a clarifying voice, an ally, and an advisor. She’s the best kind of friend a writer can have, one that believes.
Blood Laws (Anaphora Literary Press)
I absolutely have to thank Alice Peck. In addition to her talents as my editor, Alice helped me transform from enthusiastic blogger to professional writer. Her encouragement and her mentorship gave me the confidence to move forward with this project and to build a freelancing career. If you are looking for an editor—especially if you are a first-time author—seek out Alice.
I Have Cancer. And I've Never Felt Better. (CreateSpace)
Alice Peck brought friendship as well as fine editorial skills to our endeavor. She is a beautiful intermediary between the world you're in and the world your story comes from.
A Thousand Voices (Winter Beach Press)
Alice has helped me take my writing to a higher level. I have learned more from her than from any of the numerous courses and conferences I had attended. Her supportive, sensitive approach has added polish and professionalism to my writing. She is my essential writing partner.
In His Stead (IronWord Press)
I absolutely loved working with Alice Peck. She is a “book genius”; able to hop into the world of a manuscript and commune directly with the characters...she is intuitive, thorough, responsive, hilarious, knowledgeable--a wonderful person with a delicate and efficient editor’s touch.
Alison L. Heller
The Payne of Love: The Love and War Diaries (NAL/Penguin, Summer 2013)
Alice Peck took eighty-three thousand words of gobbledygook and helped shape it into something readable. The task of finishing this book and getting it out under a deadline while working fourteen hours a day on other endeavors and having two kids under four years old was monumental. There were times when I just wanted to quit. Alice’s enthusiasm and encouragement kept me going.
Touchback (Sky Village Publications)
Alice Peck is a gem: one of a kind. She listens deeply and edits with a deft--and compassionate--touch. A literary midwife, she will help bring out your best thinking and writing.
Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD
The Art of Flourishing (Broadway Books/Random House)
Alice Peck is an outstanding editor, but she is more than that. She is also a heartfelt, kind, and thoughtful person. From the moment she takes your story into her hands, you will feel she is not just your editor, but your friend. Alice is a master at her craft; her insights into story, character development, plot, and marketability are first rate. But she also possesses the unique ability to look beyond a normal editor's scope: to guide writers to focus the intent and purpose of their story. Alice's particular talent proved enormously helpful to me as I worked on my novel and, as I have come to find, is a rare magic.
The Way (Crown/Random House)
Alice has an innate ability to see where a manuscript has run off course, as well as the skills to communicate the problem(s) to the author and to assist in fixing the leaks. It's not for nothing that I call her my literary midwife.
Tim Cockey, aka Richard Hawke
House of Secrets (Random House)
The Hearse You Came In On (Hyperion)
Alice Peck loves books more than maybe anyone else I know, and because of that, she is the perfect person to get your book into fighting shape. She does it with a gentle spirit and a soft voice, but don't let that fool you into thinking she's going easy on you....Working with Alice gives you everything you need to get your book on the shelves.
Capote in Kansas (Da Capo Press)
The History of Swimming (Carroll & Graf, Da Capo Press)
Alice Peck's brilliant insights into story and character gave me the map I needed to shape Blue Blood into a project worthy of a three-book contract with a major New York publisher.
Little Black Dress (William Morrow)
Blue Blood (Avon)
Working with Alice is totally delightful. You know instantly that she cares about the project and will give the manuscript the individual attention, care, and detail it needs in order to be successful. My life is my work, and I totally trust Alice with it! The results--a two-book deal with Random House.
Elaine Meryl Brown
The Little Black Book of Success and Playing by the Rules (One World/Ballantine)
Lemon City (Random House)
Alice Peck is an editorial goddess as well as the best friend a writer can have. She has the keen ability to focus on the details while keeping the big picture intact. When working with her, you begin to think that you’re a genius, and she lets you believe that until it dawns on you that your brilliance is not your writing--it’s the fact that you had the good sense to hire Alice and do everything she tells you to do.
coauthor of Grave Expectations (Cider Mill Press)
Alice impressed me with her deep knowledge of the craft....If you pay attention to Alice, your chances of publishing your book go up exponentially; in this rough business of writing, your best friend is your editor.
Silicone (Roatan Press)
Alice Peck gave me genuinely helpful editorial advice on two projects: a novel, The Cutting Room, and a teleplay, Me and Jezebel (written for American Movie Classics). She had valuable insights into pacing, coherence, and, God help me, commercial viability. (She was also friendly and compassionate, underrated attributes when working with writers.) I would highly recommend her services.
Brain Camp (First Second)
The Cutting Room (Ballantine)
I was truly thankful for Alice Peck. And she played no small part in me securing a two-book deal with a major UK publisher.
Dark Waters (Arrow Books)
Requiem (Hutchinson/Random House UK)
Alice is a great editor--insightful, thorough, patient, and supportive--who can pay focused attention to detail as well as to the big picture. Her editorial comments were key for me in completing the final draft of my book. I feel truly blessed to have had her advice and assistance.
Living with Spirit: Journey of a Flower Child (Dog Ear Publishing)
My first book, The Provocative Qur'an, expressed my interfaith approach to self-help. But Alice, with her incomparable skill, converted the expression into an effective provocation to interest readers, an exciting instigation to stimulate self-building, and finally a prescription for unifying human beings with their humanity. It has been fun and fulfilling to work with Alice, and I am sure she will be a guiding star for many a book to come.
The Provocative Qur’an (American Hegira Publishing)
Alice Peck has a rare mixture as an editor. She works from both her head and her heart. Her work is more than a profession--it is a passion. When Alice agrees to take on a project she gives her heart and soul to it.
Jamie J. Stilson
The Power of Ugly (Harmon Press)