Vivian Syroyezhkin

Vivian Syroyezhkin – Editor

Former assistant editor @ Penguin Random House. I'd love to take your business or self-help project to the next level!


Hey there! Glad you're here. I'd love to collaborate with you to bring your book to its fullest potential. Editing is like a puzzle to me, and finding out a way to iron out a project's knots is what I do best.

Editing can be a surprisingly emotional experience since you’re putting your ideas out there for someone to pick apart. I’m a writer myself, so I aim for all of my feedback to be rigorous, but kind and empathetic.

All in all, I hope to make the editing process a pleasure instead of a chore!

Business & Management Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (US)
  • New York University Summer Publishing Institute
  • New York University - M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media

Work experience


Nov, 2018 — Present

Penguin Random House

Dec, 2017 — Nov, 2018 (11 months)

Penguin Random House

Oct, 2015 — Nov, 2017 (about 2 years)

Elyse Cheney Literary Associates

Aug, 2012 — Dec, 2012 (4 months)


The founder of Menlo Innovations and author of the business culture cult classic Joy, Inc offers an inspirational guide to leaders seeking joy in the challenge of leading others.Rich Sheridan's Joy, Inc. told the story of how his tiny software company in Ann A... read more
From the bestselling author of What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast comes a compelling fable about the difference between busyness and true success.Riley Jenkins is an ambitious consultant who can't figure out why her firm hasn't promoted her to... read more
An easy to read, helpful guide to thinking better--Thinking Fast and Slow meets The Decision Book.About 15 years ago, entrepreneur Gabriel Weinberg (currently CEO & Founder, DuckDuckGo) came across mental models - frameworks that help us better interpret infor... read more
The inspiring, unlikely, laugh-out-loud story of how one woman learned to lead–and how she ultimately succeeded, not despite her many mistakes, but because of them. This is the story of how Kristen Hadeed built Student Maid, a cleaning company where people are... read more
A practical handbook for every manager charged with leading teams to creative brilliance, from the author of The Accidental Creative and Die Empty.The old adage that leading creative people is like herding cats is wrong. It's more like herding tigers.The jump ... read more
The creator of the Unmistakable Creative podcast makes a counterintuitive argument: By focusing your creative work on pleasing yourself, you can increase your productivity, happiness, and (eventually, paradoxically) the size of your audience.Creating for your ... read more

Vivian has 4 reviews





Tommy B.

Tommy B.

Jan, 2021

Vivian is fantastic! She was skilled, communicative and was incredible at setting —and keeping deadlines. My idea is stronger, the prose is clearer, and the ideas serve the reader in a much more defined way. Highly recommended.
Jerrell T.

Jerrell T.

Dec, 2020

I simply can't say enough about how incredible Vivian is. She is competent, professional, and efficient both in how she collaborates to bring your vision to life and how she implements changes that work well without sacrificing the end goal of the project. She was patient with any last-minute changes I made to my manuscript and she made sure to communicate clearly every single step of the way. ...
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Russell G.

Russell G.

Sep, 2020

Vivian is a smart and thoughtful PRO. She is that rare individual who is as adept at bringing her own creativity and ideas as she is at hewing to guidelines and requirements. But perhaps more than anything Vivian is an outstanding communicator, which I believe makes one a better writer and editor, too. Possibly the only downside to someone who "gets it" so quickly and works so efficiently is th...
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Christopher C.

Christopher C.

Jul, 2020

Working with Vivian was the best thing that happened to my project. She's an incredibly gifted developmental editor, and she helped shape my manuscript into something great. She communicated super well and was basically just all-around fantastic. What I liked best... She edited lots, but left my voice intact. That's hard to find. Work with her! You'll be glad you did.

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