Meet the Instructors

Ingrid Emerick

Ingrid Emerick has been in book publishing for nearly twenty years. She began her career at Seal Press (now an imprint of Perseus) and during her twelve years there held a range of positions including Publicity Director, Marketing and Sales Director, Rights Director, Senior Editor, Editorial Director, and Associate Publisher. Ingrid is the cofounder of Girl Friday Productions and an instructor at the University of Washington Extension program where she teaches publishing and editing classes. She also leads workshops in editing and writing for the Hugo House and the Editorial Freelancers Association. She is the co-editor of Gifts of the Wild: A Woman’s Book of Adventure (Seal Press, 1998), A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from Around the Globe (Seal Press, 2001), and Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo (Seal Press, 2007), the author of the City Walks: Seattle (Chronicle Books, 2009), and the co-author of a number of other books on a range of nonfiction subjects for both children and adults. She lives with her husband and two children in Seattle.

"My goal as an instructor is to bring the world of publishing and editing to the classroom. There are so many interesting and varied avenues one can explore as an editor and I enjoy introducing those possibilities to my students. Teaching the Introduction to Publishing Roles and Careers is the perfect venue for this passion."