Wendolín Perla

Wendolín Perla

Publishing Expert · Author Advocate · Certified Interpreter & Translator

Hello! A veteran publisher from Penguin Random House, Mexico, I am also a certified English-Spanish Interpreter and Translator. I have participated in all stages of the editorial process and my passion is to bring manuscripts to their perfection with clear purpose and target audience. I am not only a skilled professional, a wildly avid reader, but I also know the international market and understand what readers want.

After receiving a degree in Journalism at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico City and a Master’s in European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Poland and the University of Deusto in Spain, I soon joined Penguin Random House, where I worked for over 11 years, scaling the ladder from Editorial Assistant to Literary Director, overseeing 300 titles per year, four editors, and eight imprints. In October 2018, I moved abroad where I met the team from Publishizer and accepted the role as Head of Publishing, helping emerging authors launch crowdfunding campaigns, prove their readership, and finally connect them with key players in the industry. From October 2019 on, I will remain as a consultant for the Publishizer team.

As a certified translator and interpreter, I have had the honor to work with bestselling authors including André Aciman (Call Me by Your Name), James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential), George RR Martin (A Game of Thrones), and Robin Hobb (The Farseer Trilogy). Among her translations, you may find Eat to Beat Disease by William W. Li (Grand Central Publishing, 2019), Pan’s Labyrith by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke (Katherine Tegen Books, 2019), Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly (Atria Books, 2018), The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany, and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (Random House, 2012).

I’ve decided to pursue a career as an independent publishing professional, educating authors from all over the world on the publishing industry and enabling them to come up with the best version of their manuscripts so they land in the best possible hands. I am also a consultant for publishing houses and publishing startups, and I will soon launch my own publishing house in Spanish. Wish me luck!

Editorial and Publishing Services

Publishing

After receiving a degree in Journalism and Master’s in European Studies, I soon joined Penguin Random House where I scaled the ladder from Editorial Assistant to Literary Director...

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Literary Translation

I am also a Certified Interpreter and Translator. As an interpreter, I have had the honor to work with bestselling authors including André Aciman (Call Me by Your Name), James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential), George RR Martin (A Game of Thrones)...

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Networking

I have a robust international network and vast negotiation abilities. Also, I have a strong background in creating book concepts for projects as needed, both under an acquisition model through agents and subagents...

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Book Editor

I have participated in all stages of the editorial process and my passion is to collaborate with authors to bring well-assembled, well-written books to light, whose purpose and target audience are well defined from the beginning.

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My Books

Testimonials

"[Wendolín] is the sort of editor whom every writer dreams to work with: she has an amazing flair for what works in a manuscript, for what an author’s work means, and ultimately, for who a specific writer really is."

André Aciman, New York Times bestselling author of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

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2019-09-10T16:08:21+00:00

André Aciman, New York Times bestselling author of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

"[Wendolín] is the sort of editor whom every writer dreams to work with: she has an amazing flair for what works in a manuscript, for what an author’s work means, and ultimately, for who a specific writer really is."
"[Wendolín] is a force of nature in publishing, and our time together was a supernova explosion of creative energy. Her passion for great books is second only to her professionalism and dedication to working with great authors."

Guy Vincent, Founder and CEO, Publishizer

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2019-09-10T16:10:47+00:00

Guy Vincent, Founder and CEO, Publishizer

"[Wendolín] is a force of nature in publishing, and our time together was a supernova explosion of creative energy. Her passion for great books is second only to her professionalism and dedication to working with great authors."
"Working with Wendolín was one of the great privileges of my writing life. Her commitment to a book, its ideas, and its author, at every step along the journey, has, in my experience, few parallels in the publishing world."

Nina Teicholz, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG FAT SURPRISE

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2019-09-04T21:58:46+00:00

Nina Teicholz, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG FAT SURPRISE

"Working with Wendolín was one of the great privileges of my writing life. Her commitment to a book, its ideas, and its author, at every step along the journey, has, in my experience, few parallels in the publishing world."
“Wendolín Perla is wonderful to work with, always intelligent, very savvy and professional. The energy and attention she brings to each of her projects is really positive and contagious.”

Chris Lotts, The Lotts Agency

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2019-09-10T16:12:08+00:00

Chris Lotts, The Lotts Agency

“Wendolín Perla is wonderful to work with, always intelligent, very savvy and professional. The energy and attention she brings to each of her projects is really positive and contagious.”
"Wendolín Perla is one of the most industrious, well-connected, generous, all-in professionals in the world of international publishing. Dedicated to the core, passionate and hard-working, she is the editor you want to have at your side. Mix that with her upbeat energy, consistent charm, and intelligence and you have the formula for success."

Kathrin Scheel, Founder, This Book Travels

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2020-03-02T14:51:44+00:00

Kathrin Scheel, Founder, This Book Travels

"Wendolín Perla is one of the most industrious, well-connected, generous, all-in professionals in the world of international publishing. Dedicated to the core, passionate and hard-working, she is the editor you want to have at your side. Mix that with her upbeat energy, consistent charm, and intelligence and you have the formula for success."
"Wendolín is an absolute rare find in the literary world. She's equally passionate and knowledgable, brilliantly creative and always a pleasure to be around. Wendolín is a superpower for any publishing team."

Marco Borges, New York Times bestselling author of THE 22-DAY REVOLUTION

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2019-09-10T16:20:11+00:00

Marco Borges, New York Times bestselling author of THE 22-DAY REVOLUTION

"Wendolín is an absolute rare find in the literary world. She's equally passionate and knowledgable, brilliantly creative and always a pleasure to be around. Wendolín is a superpower for any publishing team."
“I was lucky enough to meet and work with Wendolín Perla during her time as an editor at Penguin Random House. I’ve met very few people as efficient and capable to turn their profession into a gift like her.”

Maribel Luque, Literary Director, Agencia Literaria Carmen Balcells

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2019-10-02T15:24:48+00:00

Maribel Luque, Literary Director, Agencia Literaria Carmen Balcells

“I was lucky enough to meet and work with Wendolín Perla during her time as an editor at Penguin Random House. I’ve met very few people as efficient and capable to turn their profession into a gift like her.”
"[Wendolín's] colleagues at Penguin used to say that Wendolín Perla was some King Midas: ‘The Book she touches, is a book she turns into gold.’ It was true for me: my novel became an instant bestseller."

Victoria Dana, bestselling author of A DONDE TÚ VAYAS, IRÉ

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2019-09-10T16:14:49+00:00

Victoria Dana, bestselling author of A DONDE TÚ VAYAS, IRÉ

"[Wendolín's] colleagues at Penguin used to say that Wendolín Perla was some King Midas: ‘The Book she touches, is a book she turns into gold.’ It was true for me: my novel became an instant bestseller."
"Wendolín Perla is one of our industry’s bright global stars. I have worked with Wendolín for over 10 years during her editorial leadership at Penguin Random House Mexico. Wendolín took exciting risks on new talent, and remained fiercely loyal to established authors."

Monica Meehan, Rights Director, Hay House, Inc.

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2019-10-02T15:22:02+00:00

Monica Meehan, Rights Director, Hay House, Inc.

"Wendolín Perla is one of our industry’s bright global stars. I have worked with Wendolín for over 10 years during her editorial leadership at Penguin Random House Mexico. Wendolín took exciting risks on new talent, and remained fiercely loyal to established authors."
"Wendolín Perla believed in me and opened the door for me when no one else did. I was just an unknown woman with a good story under her arm. Meeting her was my stroke of luck!"

Sofía Segovia, bestselling author of THE MURMUR OF BEES, HURACÁN and PEREGRINOS

Wendolín Perla
2019-09-10T16:16:23+00:00

Sofía Segovia, bestselling author of THE MURMUR OF BEES, HURACÁN and PEREGRINOS

"Wendolín Perla believed in me and opened the door for me when no one else did. I was just an unknown woman with a good story under her arm. Meeting her was my stroke of luck!"
“Wendolín truly loves working with writers and authors. She gets how the industry works, what publishers need and how to best serve authors."

John Köehler, President & Publisher, Köehler Books

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2019-10-02T15:23:17+00:00

John Köehler, President & Publisher, Köehler Books

“Wendolín truly loves working with writers and authors. She gets how the industry works, what publishers need and how to best serve authors."
"[Wendolín's] mastery of the editorial trade intensifies for two qualities that make any writer, lover of literature, want to incorporate her into one’s life as a friend and editor: her stunning intuition and her unrestrained intellectual curiosity."

Martha Robles, bestselling author of LOS PASOS DEL HÉROE and MUJERES, MITOS Y DIOSAS

Wendolín Perla
2019-09-10T16:13:31+00:00

Martha Robles, bestselling author of LOS PASOS DEL HÉROE and MUJERES, MITOS Y DIOSAS

"[Wendolín's] mastery of the editorial trade intensifies for two qualities that make any writer, lover of literature, want to incorporate her into one’s life as a friend and editor: her stunning intuition and her unrestrained intellectual curiosity."
“[Wendolín] is a bright and smart editor, a passionate advocate of books and a 'people person' with an incredible sense of humor and a huge curiosity. Wendolín is always eager to discover other cultures and countries, learn from other publishing professionals and share her knowledge with foreign colleagues.”

Niki Théron, International Projects Manager, Frankfurter Buchmesse

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2019-10-09T12:41:34+00:00

Niki Théron, International Projects Manager, Frankfurter Buchmesse

“[Wendolín] is a bright and smart editor, a passionate advocate of books and a 'people person' with an incredible sense of humor and a huge curiosity. Wendolín is always eager to discover other cultures and countries, learn from other publishing professionals and share her knowledge with foreign colleagues.”
"Wendolín Perla believed in me and opened the door for me when no one else did. I was just an unknown woman with a good story under her arm. Meeting her was my stroke of luck!"

Sofía Segovia, bestselling author of THE MURMUR OF BEES

Wendolín Perla
2019-10-08T14:22:53+00:00

Sofía Segovia, bestselling author of THE MURMUR OF BEES

"Wendolín Perla believed in me and opened the door for me when no one else did. I was just an unknown woman with a good story under her arm. Meeting her was my stroke of luck!"
"Wendolín Perla is one of the publishing professionals with more experience, preparation and international contacts that I know. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with Wendolín from her beginnings in the publishing world and to witness her meteoric career, always supported by spectacular results throughout the editorial process."

Cristóbal Pera, Publisher, Vintage Español, Penguin Random House New York

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2019-10-08T14:18:32+00:00

Cristóbal Pera, Publisher, Vintage Español, Penguin Random House New York

"Wendolín Perla is one of the publishing professionals with more experience, preparation and international contacts that I know. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with Wendolín from her beginnings in the publishing world and to witness her meteoric career, always supported by spectacular results throughout the editorial process."
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