A seasoned editor, proofreader, and indexer, I’ve worked on a wide range of art publications over the last fifteen years. Clients include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the J. Paul Getty Art Museum, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, the University of California Press, and Yale University Press.

Trained as an art historian, I take a scholarly approach to editing, paying very close attention to the content and argument of a text as well as the finer points—grammar, style, flow, and editorial consistency. In all cases, preserving the integrity of the author’s voice is first and foremost. I’m often involved in nearly every aspect of a book’s production, from editing the front and back matter and everything in between, to proofreading the layouts and creating the index.

My field of expertise is Russian art, although I’m conversant in all areas of art history. This is reflected in my portfolio, which, along with many books on Russian topics, features numerous titles on the Italian Renaissance, nineteenth-century French art, modern and contemporary art, fashion, photography, and the decorative arts.



Jane Friedman is more than an editor. Her thoughtful approach to a text not only helps improve the style, but quite often the content, as well. It’s intellectually gratifying to work with a person who cares that your message will be clear and stylistically perfect.

Konstantin Akinsha, Independent art historian and contributing editor to ARTnews magazine


Jane Friedman
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