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
You did an enormous job of editing my essay for the Gruen Collection catalogue. Thank you for being so meticulous.
John Bowlt, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Southern California, and a leading authority on Russian art
Jane is an excellent copy editor to work with. She is thorough and precise, not to mention reliable, and also incredibly patient through the entire editing process. Her great attention to detail results in a highly polished text. I would happily work with her again on other book projects in future.
Amy Bryzgel, Lecturer, History of Art, University of Aberdeen
Thank you so much! You made the article so much better. Now it is a text I can be proud of, whereas I was a bit squeamish about it before. I have no idea how you did that so quickly.
Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
You are a master at your skill.
Rimma and Valeriy Gerlovin, Artists
Jane worked with me on The Chekhov Project, devoted to three artists’ lithographic cycles inspired by the great writer. Jane was an editor, writer, translator, researcher, indexer, and designer all rolled into one—doing everything with great creativity, dedication, and professionalism. My book would never have been the same without Jane’s collaboration!
Øivind Johansen, Art collector, publisher of The Chekhov Project, and founder of Øivind Johansen Editions, Oslo
Your index for Nina Gourianova’s book [The Aesthetics of Anarchy] was exemplary.
Suzanne Knott, Senior Editor, University of California Press
I hired Jane to work on a book about Andrey Avinoff, a Russian-born artist and scientist. Her edits were substantive, thoughtful, and always professional; she truly helped shape the book in the manuscript phase. She also brought an extremely careful eye to the proofing process, able to focus on minute details while keeping the whole in mind. The project was the better for having her as part of it. I’m looking forward to working with her again in the future!
Katie Reilly, Head of Publications, Carnegie Museum of Art
Jane is an exceptional editor. She approaches every project, whether big or small, complicated or simple, with the highest degree of professionalism. She’s a treasured collaborator and a delight to work with!
Alla Rosenfeld, Research Associate, European Evaluators, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History / Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey