Rachel Ayotte

Rachel Ayotte - Editor

Boston, MA, USA

I am a creative & savvy nonfiction book editor and writer with New York Times bestseller experience at Penguin Random House

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I am a creative & savvy nonfiction book editor and writer with experience in publishing (Penguin Random House) and journalism (magazine/newspaper publishing). From working with world-renowned psychologists and therapists to energy healers, my expertise spans the nonfiction category— prescriptive self-help, narrative-driven memoir, and the like.

I offer expert book proposals, developmental editing, and full ghostwriting. Throughout all, I help authors find their authentic voices and get published—given my career at a traditional publisher, I am keenly aware of what agents and editors look for in authors and their work.

Together, we'll put your work on the shelves.
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Sex & Relationships

Work experience

Editor & Ghostwriter

September, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)


Penguin Random House
May, 2018 – June, 2021 (about 3 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

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