Laura Dailey 

Production editor Laura Dailey is one of the few introverts working in the Seattle HQ office, but don’t let that fool you: she’s quiet but deep. A gem who came to us through the University of Washington Editing Certificate program, there is no one more meticulous or with a keener eye than Laura. Formerly of Barnes & Noble, Laura’s love of books shines through her work and in her fantastic attention to detail and seeing the process through. Secret fact: Laura is simply marvelous at games, and if she lived in the Victorian era, she would have ruled the parlor. As is, she’s the first pick for any Girl Friday team when we nerd out at parties.

Frequently Asked

THE BOOKS YOU RETURN TO AGAIN AND AGAIN:

Anne of Green GablesThe Golden CompassThe Giving TreeSurprised by Joy, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

THE LITERARY CHARACTER YOU MOST RELATE TO:

Anne Shirley or Valancy Stirling (from L.M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle)

ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE RIGHT NOW:

The Tolkien ReaderLes Miserables, Graham Greene’s Monsignor Quixote, John Medina’s BrainRules, Bill Bryson’s Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

IF YOU COULD MEET ANY AUTHOR, IT WOULD BE:

Edith Wharton

WHAT YOU WOULD DO WITH A FREE DAY ANYWHERE:

Ski in Austria

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:

Gershwin

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Fine Print

Before production editing, Laura copyedited and line edited articles and book reviews for UW’s Journal of Korean Studies, dissertations, nonfiction books, ESL essays, and did magazine work as well. She’s a proud English major who found her people.

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