Leah Tracosas Jenness
Girl Friday manages an ever-growing pool of talented resource partners, from copyeditors to proofers to indexers to designers, or should we say Leah manages them. Our indispensable managing editor is a masterful juggler of plates and standard bearer of the Girl Friday post-dev editorial process. She’s the consummate problem-solver, an insightful matchmaker of projects to professionals, and a repository of knowledge on everything from manuscript coding to section 7.85 of the Chicago Manual of Style. She’s also an original: While the rest of us have gone gaga over sloths, for Leah it’s all about sharks. As a seven-year-old, this former journalism major at Boston University used to make her mom check out dozens of books on the creatures. She’d then peck out reports on different types of sharks on her own little typewriter.