Emily Freidenrich

Pulling double-duty as a production editor and crackerjack image researcher, Emily makes sure every title GFP works on is picture perfect. While she’s perfectly happy managing a good thriller or romance, she has extensive experience in nonfiction, working on deluxe titles including big, gorgeous coffee table books. On the research side, she loves anything that challenges her to find new, unpublished, or never-before-seen content by working with amazing collectors, museums, and archives all over the world. Emily’s handiwork can be seen in titles from Buffy: Demons of the Hellmouth (Titan) to The Civil War in 500 Photographs (Time-Life Inc.) to Above & Beyond: The Official Companion Guide, a recent deluxe title GFP produced for Boeing. Emily can never get enough of the visual arts and spends her free time blogging about art, posting on Instagram, or engaging in calligraphy or photography.

Frequently Asked

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:

When it’s cold: hot toddy with bourbon. When it’s hot: Vodka Palmer.

THE BOOKS YOU RETURN TO AGAIN AND AGAIN:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

THE LITERARY CHARACTER YOU MOST RELATE TO:

Hermione Granger

THE BOOK YOU WISH YOU’D WRITTEN:

Duchamp by Calvin Tompkins

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

Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay, because I can never get enough color theory and history; The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, to keep me inspired; and Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, because I have not read it yet and it seems like it takes some time.

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Emily has not one but two degrees from Western Washington University, one each in art history and cultural anthropology. As the photo researcher for becker&mayer!, Emily’s projects ran the gamut from juvenile nonfiction exploring shipwrecks of the world to adorable crochet kits to adult licensed books including Buffy the Vampire SlayerBattlestar Galactica, and The Avengers. Prior to GFP, Emily also freelanced as a researcher, author, and editorial contributor with clients including Modernist Cuisine and Chronicle Books.

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