You can think of me as one-stop shopping for your art-book production needs, able to take on editing, proofreading, and indexing or any combination thereof.
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 Clark Art Institute, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Getty Publications, the Princeton University Art Museum, the University of California Press, and Yale University Press.
Art Institute of Chicago
Clark Art Institute
Cleveland Museum of Art
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Museum of Modern Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Princeton University Art Museum
Saint Louis Art Museum
Yale University Press
University of California Press
I apply a fine-tooth comb to every aspect of a text, from an author’s main argument(s) to her writing style to the correct use of the semicolon. I can perform all levels of editing, from light copyediting of already polished prose to developmental, translation, and substantive editing.
Does “decor” take a diacritic over the “e”? Does a particular word or phrasing recur with annoying frequency? Is a drop cap missing from the start of chapter 2? What does the Chicago Manual of Style have to say about line breaks in a URL? I proofread galleys with a keen (some might say, obsessive) attention to such details.
A well-crafted index is an essential navigational tool. Creating one is also a great conceptual and organizational feat: deciding what gets indexed and to what extent, and in a way that is not only streamlined, legible, and consistent, but also complies with a designer’s specifications.
“Jane is an excellent editor and indexer. Very skilled, experienced, and diplomatic, she works tirelessly to help authors improve their texts, and her indexes are impeccable. Jane is a real pro. I highly recommend her!”
NOLA BUTLER, SENIOR EDITOR, GETTY PUBLICATIONS