Olivia Peluso

Olivia Peluso – Editor

Nonfiction editor of bestselling books at Penguin Random House, specializing in business, self-help, wellness, and cooking.

Overview

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!

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement Technology
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Penguin Random House

Jul, 2022 — Present

The Experiment Publishing

Nov, 2021 — Jun, 2022 (7 months)

As an editor at The Experiment, I edit and acquire 8 to 10 nonfiction books per year in the health and wellness, food, popular science, self-help, and popular psychology genres. I write marketing copy, book flap and cover copy, and online copy.

The Experiment Publishing

Mar, 2019 — Nov, 2021 (over 2 years)

As an associate editor at The Experiment, I edit and acquire 8 to 10 nonfiction books per year in the health and wellness, food, popular science, self-help, and popular psychology genres. I write marketing copy, book flap and cover copy, and online copy.

Penguin Random House

Feb, 2017 — Mar, 2019 (about 2 years)

As an editorial assistant at Penguin Random House, I acquired and edited 4 to 5 business and self-help books per year and assisted the publisher, an executive editor, and an editor in acquiring and editing an additional 10 to 15 books per year. I wrote marketing copy, book flap copy, online copy, and publicity pitches.

Penguin Random House

Jul, 2013 — Feb, 2017 (over 3 years)

As a sales coordinator at Penguin Random House, I assisted the Vice President of Trade Sales and three sales reps selling DK books to mass merchandisers, wholesale club channels, and proprietary accounts.

Portfolio

Olivia has 8 reviews

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Allyson L.

Allyson L.

Aug, 2023

Olivia was a fantastic editor for my marketing book for startup founders. She was clear and transparent about the editing process, giving me guidance and confidence along the way. She made game-changing developmental suggestions, including showing me where to add more specific examples. I happily incorporated all her copy edits too. Olivia kept my ideal reader in mind the whole time and went ab...
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Olivia P.
Thank you so much for the kind words, Allyson!! They mean so much to me. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you!
Charlotte M.

Charlotte M.

Jul, 2023

Olivia is fantastic and we would jump at the opportunity to work with her again. She provided invaluable developmental edits (at the paragraph level and also at the macro level with universal changes we should make throughout the book), and copy edits (every line of the manuscript) of our 60,000 word non-fiction business book. Her edits were clear, honest, and pushed the manuscript in ways we ...
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Olivia P.
Thank you, Charlotte, for one of the kindest reviews I have ever received. You and the team were exceptional collaborators—I absolutely loved working with you and would love to do so again!
Darin V.

Darin V.

Feb, 2022

Olivia is a terrific listener, and has a world of knowledge when it comes to publishing and editing. She helped me navigate my questions/concerns as a novice writer, and I appreciated her insights and strategies. We covered a wide range of topics - book structure, content, research strategies, identifying comps, and the use of specific words/vocabulary - and she was well prepared to add value...
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Olivia P.
Thanks so much, Darin! It was so lovely to work with you!
Melane M.

Melane M.

Oct, 2021

Olivia was an absolute pleasure to work with! A consummate professional and one who is a master of her craft, Olivia's attention to detail, wisdom, and care and concern for both the author and their project were palpable throughout the entire time of my engagement with her. Her fee was one of the best investments I've made for my book project to date, as she went above and beyond to breathe new...
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Olivia P.
Oh my, thank you so much, Melane, for the kind words. I absolutely loved working on your book, and I'm so honored to have been your editor. Wishing you all the best!!
Chris L.

Chris L.

Mar, 2021

Olivia has been an all purpose editor and guide through the ups and downs of the book writing and publishing process. She's been an invaluable part of this journey and I am certain I couldn't have done it without her.

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