Olivia Peluso

Olivia Peluso - Editor

New York, NY, USA

I'm a writer, editor, and copyeditor specializing in nonfiction with over 7 years of experience working in the publishing industry.

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Hi there! If you need a writer, editor, or copyeditor for your next nonfiction project, I can help!

As a nonfiction editor with experience working in publishing houses large and small, I can help with every part of the process, from idea creation and development all the way through copyediting.

I have experience editing across the nonfiction spectrum: health and wellness, food and cookbooks, business, self-help and self-improvement, science, psychology, history, memoir, and more. You can find a sampling of books I've edited here on my profile.

I got my start in Sales at Penguin Random House, so I have a unique understanding of what works best in today's marketplace, and I know how to best set your book up for success.

I work closely and collaboratively with my authors to ensure that their voices are heard and that we create the best books possible. It's my job to help you get your ideas into the world—let's start a movement together!

English (US)
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Associate Editor

The Experiment Publishing
March, 2019 – Present (over 1 year)

• Edit and acquire books on health and wellness, food, popular science, self-help, and popular psychology
• Develop and maintain relationships with major nonfiction agents and foreign rights agents
• Present frontlist titles to Workman Publishing sales team at Launch, Art, and Sales Conference meetings

Editorial Assistant

Penguin Random House
February, 2017 – March, 2019 (about 2 years)

• Edited and acquired books for Portfolio, a business imprint, and Sentinel, a political imprint
• Prepared positioning copy, flap copy, and online copy for books; assist publicists with copy for media
• Acted as a liaison to sales, contracts, marketing, finance, and publicity departments
• Hired and managed Penguin Random House interns

Sales Coordinator

Penguin Random House
July, 2013 – February, 2017 (over 3 years)

• Assisted Vice President of Trade Sales and three sales reps selling DK books to mass merchandisers, wholesale club channels, and proprietary accounts
• Prepared presentation materials for sales reps, created PowerPoints and constructed physical book samples
• Attended and participated in sales conferences with buyers
• Created and maintained sales tracking grids for club orders and mass merchandiser planograms
• Acted as liaison to customer service, editorial, marketing, and operations departments

Portfolio (24 selected works)

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