Debi Alper – Jericho Writers
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Debi Alper

Debi Alper - Editor

Debi’s first two novels, Nirvana Bites and Trading Tatiana, urban thrillers set among the sub-cultures of South East London, were published by Orion to critical acclaim.

Debi has now set up her own imprint and has re-published both novels as e-books, along with the other three in the Nirvana series.

Since 2006, Debi has spent most of her time helping other writers to perfect their novels through critiques, mentoring, Book Doctor sessions and creative writing workshops. She edits in all genres and many authors that she has worked with have been signed up with agents and gone on to see their books published.

She also runs the phenomenally successful Jericho Writers’ Self-Edit Your Novel course, together with Emma Darwin. An astonishing one in five authors have gone on to be published following the course. Debi also acts as a competition judge and is a reader for the Costa Short Story Awards.


* Please note that, due to extreme demand, Debi only works with self-edit alumni and previous clients *


Find Debi on Twitter here: @DebiAlper



"Debi's feedback is great. It‘s wonderful to get a professional, laser-sharp insight into the story structure. I’m now fired up to take the story to the next (publishable) level."

- Steve C.

"I was delighted with Debi’s feedback. She’s been brilliant, as ever, and very encouraging. As well as writing her initial report, Debi has also been very generous with her time on follow-up communication."

- Caroline S.

“Thank you for the course pack and thank you so much for all your help and feedback. The course has been the best thing ever in helping me develop my writing skills and make new writerly friends."

– Genna R.


Debi has been one of our top editors since 2005. Her phenomenally successful Self-Editing course has been running since 2011 and has helped 1 in 5 writers to success. Debi IS Jericho Writers.

Take a look at Debi’s sought-after Self-Editing Course. Places are high in demand with alumni from the first five years having an average (and very impressive) one-in-four publication rate! 

You can also take a look at our Events with Debi, including our 2022 Book Doctor Surgery where Debi answers members’ questions on all things writing with Emma Darwin.




I believe that the role of an editor is to help authors to write the book they want to write – and, in many cases, believe they already have. It is a collaborative process and authors should divide feedback into categories of accept, adapt or reject.

There will hopefully be suggestions in my reports that make sense and that you accept that by implementing them, you will end up with a better book. Then there may be some advice that you absolutely reject. You are the author and creator of this world, so that is your privilege and the last word has to be yours. You may feel that making an adjustment in a different place or using a different technique will be a better solution than my suggestions. This is exactly as it should be and what makes the book your own. I am happy to use email to discuss or clarify anything after sending the report if you would find that helpful.

Genres Debi specialises in

Literary (Including ‘bookclub’)
Crime / Thriller / Action
Romance & Erotica
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Debi's published books

Trading Tatiana

Trading Tatiana

Nirvana Bites

Nirvana Bites

De Nada Nirvana

De Nada Nirvana

Me, John and a Bomb

Me, John and a Bomb

The Gene Pool

The Gene Pool

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