Louisa Green

Publishing Manager

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  • LocationBeckenham, United Kingdom

About me

 

Editor and Project-Manager with over six years’ experience in developing and supervising a wide range of art publications. A naturally enthusiastic and creative worker with strong editorial judgement and the ability to develop a project in a collegial manner whilst ensuring good accuracy in deadlines and budgets. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to build and maintain working relationships with important stakeholders, co-publishers, authors, artists and commercial galleries. Key areas of expertise: Excellent communication skills Complex relationship-management Strong editorial judgement

Skills

 

  • Creative Development
  • Contemporary art
  • Project Budget Management
  • Client Liaising
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Communication Presentation
  • Copyright and Rights Issues
  • Production and Development
  • Schedule Management
  • Image Production
  • Relationship Building and Management

Work history

Currently

Publishing Manager

Ridinghouse

Jan 2013
  • Editing, project-managing and supervising art publications from initial proposal to launch, co-ordinating productions, content selection and development editing. Compiling and managing all budgets, schedules, fundraising and maintaining relationships with important stakeholders, co-publishers, authors, artists and commercial galleries. Key responsibilities include: - Managing a team of two people and overseeing freelance project-managers, editors, copyeditors, proofreaders and translators - Supervising publications from initial proposal to launch, liaising with artists, writers, designers, image reproduction houses and printers at every stage - Development of the publication design and visual identity with designer and partners - Balancing the maintenance of an editorial tone in line with our house style whilst keeping the author’s voice and allowing each publication to be unique to each project - Overseeing an editorial voice across the Ridinghouse website, email-outs and social media posts, evaluating user behaviour and adapting our content and voice as appropriate - Seeking out and commissioning new writers, editors and future publications - Compiling and managing often fluctuating budgets, adapting as needed to ensure the best possible production within a time-scale - Overseeing schedules, often to a tight deadline to ensure delivery for exhibition openings - Maintaining important relationships with key stake holders, co-publishers, artists and editors - Editing and proofreading texts and interviews; liaising with authors and artists for approval to ensure that all parties are in agreement - Responsibility for clearing copyright for all third-party material

2013

Publishing Assistant

Ridinghouse

Jul 2009 - Jan 2013
  • - Assisting the editorial process including collating captions, biographies, bibliographies, photo and collection credits - Writing sales material and managing the Ridinghouse printed catalogue, website and social media - Assisting with the organisation of book signings, talks and panel discussions to coincide with publication launches – often in conjunction with an exhibition or book fair – at locations including Central Saint Martins, London; Science Museum, London; MoMA PS1, New York and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles - Managing stock and liaising with distributors in North America and Europe

2009

Personal Assistant

Richard Saltoun Gallery

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
  • - Organising the gallery archive and art-stock database - Preparing exhibition and price lists for clients - Researching and collating material for a publication on the artist Bob Law, assisting through to publication ('Bob Law: A Retrospective', Ridinghouse, 2009).

2009

Indexer & Artist Assistant

Self-employed

Apr 2009 - Jul 2009
  • - Compiling the index for publications including the trilingual 'Tools For Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home' (Fiell Publishing, London, 2010) - Assisting artist Mark Francis on an exhibition (Mark Francis: Arena, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal, 30 March – 3 July 2010) and accompanying publication 'Mark Francis: Arena' (Lakeland Arts Trust, Cumbria, 2010)

Education

2009

Art History and Visual Studies

University of Manchester

Aug 2006 - May 2009

    Awards

    2015

    Editor and Project-Manager, 'Anwar Jalal Shemza'

    • I edited and supervised the production, content selection and design of 'Anwar Jalal Shemza' (2015; monograph; 216pp). http://ridinghouse.co.uk/publications/138

    2015

    Project Manager, 'Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings 1961

    • Supervised the production, content selection and design of 'Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings 1961

    2015

    Editor and Project-Manager, 'Stockwell Depot: 1967

    • I edited and supervised the production, content selection and design of 'Stockwell Depot: 1967

    2015

    Project Manager, 'Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat'

    • Supervised the production, content selection and design of 'Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat' (2015; exhibition catalogue; 80pp). http://ridinghouse.co.uk/publications/140

    2014

    Project Manager, 'Abstract Drawing'

    • Supervised the production, content selection and design of 'Abstract Drawing' (2014; exhibition catalogue; 128pp). http://ridinghouse.co.uk/publications/96