Art Historian by Training

I Excel at Shaping Content in the Humanities


Before transitioning to editorial services, I worked as an art historian and museum curator in different capacities for over twenty years. My content specialization is American art. I hold a doctorate in American art before 1945, with a minor in twentieth-century African American art. I have experience interpreting a wide range of media, including paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, textiles, historical artifacts, material culture, and archival collections.

My educational background and my positions at a variety of cultural institutions, including the curatorial departments of academic, local, and nationally recognized museums, give me expertise in art historical subject matter from many time periods and geographic locations. I also work proficiently on content in the fields of history, American studies, and the public humanities.

I bring this broad and deep knowledge to my clients’ projects. I copyedit and proofread long-form undertakings, such as articles, dissertations, and book-length manuscripts. I am versed at researching, writing, copyediting, and proofreading the varied written materials produced by museums. These include wall text, object labels, brochures, catalogues, newsletters, and website content. I also work with museums and artists to write grant proposals that seek funding from local and regional foundations and governmental agencies.

 

Examples of My Work

 

Qualities that make me a first-rate editor and writer:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Professional studies coursework in copyediting
  • Strong network of academic and museum professionals
  • Intellectual curiosity about all subjects and topics in the humanities

 

My clients value my dependability, integrity, gentle manner, and good-natured sense of humor. The authors I work with trust me with their writing, knowing I will help them hone their prose while maintaining their voice and style. The museums that hire me receive relevant, high-quality content that engages their audiences.

What Others Say About Working with Me

 

I look forward to discussing your upcoming project needs—I would love to add you to my list of satisfied clients!


Education

  • PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MA, Williams College
  • AB, Bowdoin College


Training & Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Studies Certificate in Copyediting, Emerson College
  • Association of Art Editors (AAE)
  • Association of Historians of American Art


Former Organizations

  • Addison Wesley Longman Publishing Company
  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art
  • Carpenter Museum
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Williams College Museum of Art