Bethany Davis

A dazzlingly well-organized senior production editor, Bethany ensures that her many, many projects go through production with the precision of a Swiss clock—and always with a smile on her face. By far the kindest Girl Friday, whether she’s lining up copyeditors, reviewing proofs, building production schedules, or moving projects through the pipeline, she does it all with grace, aplomb, and a sense of humor.

Frequently Asked

THE BOOKS YOU RETURN TO AGAIN AND AGAIN:

The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dracula, Peter Pan, the Harry Potter series.

FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTER:

Mr. Rochester.

ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE RIGHT NOW:

You Should Have Known, Into the Wild, Divergent.

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:

Margarita!

IF YOU WERE STUCK ON A DESERT ISLAND WITH THREE BOOKS, THEY WOULD BE:

The Giver, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Historian.

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Fine Print

The fine print: Before founding Girl Friday, Lam worked as the executive editor of Seal Press. She has written several books, including Women Who Eat, Ethan Stowell’s New Italian Kitchen, and Uncle Dave’s Cow, and collaborated on many others, among them In the Kitchen with the Pike Place Fish Guys, Mindful Parenting, Gender Intelligence, and Flex. She has her master’s in English literature and is now getting an MBA, she but dropped out of her PhD program because they never got to read books, only meta-meta-criticism, which leached her joy.

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