Sophie Vershbow

White woman with long brown hair standing on a New York City Street wearing a black sleeveless shirt.

Sophie Vershbow has been working in book publishing since 2011 and freelance writing since 2015. Her writing, both personal and reported, deals with mental health, body image, politics, gender, and—whenever possible—pets.


  • Sophie has led social media strategy at a big-five book publisher since 2015
  • Freelance writer since 2015 with clips in Vogue, The New York Times, Self magazine, Vulture, and more
  • Dog rescue advocate on social media, who encourages fostering and adoption


After college, Sophie started her career in book publishing as a publicist at Simon & Schuster. In order to deeper her understanding of digital marketing, social media, and SEO, Sophie pivoted to a web agency before returning to publishing in 2015 as the Social Media Manager for another big-five publisher. Now the Assistant Director of Social Media, Sophie spends her spare time freelance writing for brands including Vogue, The New York Times, Self magazine, Vulture, and more.


Sophie has a BA in World Politics from Hamilton College in upstate New York. As an avid reader, she considers herself a lifelong learner and is always striving to expand her mind to new information.

Expertise: Animal rescue and pet ownership
Education: Hamilton College
Location: New York, New York

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