Emilie Sandoz-Voyer

Girl Friday is chockfull of versatile folks, seemingly as adept at writing seamless copy as they are at professional ice-skating, and Emilie is no exception. Okay, we can’t vouch for her ice-skating skills, but we do know that Emilie is a star copywriter, editor, and special project editor for Girl Friday, where her affability and versatility combine to make her a critical part of our team. Back at the University of Chicago Press is where Emilie worked on American history, education, and ethnomusicology titles and acquired a deep and abiding love for . . . yes, the Holy Grail of publishing: The Chicago Manual of Style. She’s not just about the details, either—her writing has flair to spare, enough for a professional ice-skater.

Frequently Asked

THE BOOKS YOU RETURN TO AGAIN AND AGAIN:

Matilda, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Jane Eyre, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Cloud Atlas, and everything Alice Munro.

ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE RIGHT NOW:

The SympathizerThe Last Painting of Sara de Vos,The Wake, and The Underground Railroad

IF YOU COULD MEET ANY AUTHOR, IT WOULD BE:

E. B. White, because he seems like he was such a twinkly eyed, thoughtful, funny person. I would love to sit at his kitchen table and have coffee with him.

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:

Pisco Sour.

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

Ulysses, Gravity’s Rainbow, and Infinite Jest. If I were on a desert island with them, maybe I’d finally get around to reading them.

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Fine Print

Emilie started in publishing as an editorial assistant at the University of Chicago Press. Later, she was an editor at Chronicle Books, where she worked on book projects ranging from sci-fi to humor to pets to travel to games. Emilie is a seasoned ghostwriter with a New York Times bestseller under her belt, and the author of the parody book The Very Hungry Pregnant Lady.

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