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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
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
- 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
- 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).
- 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)
I edited and supervised the production, content selection and design of 'Anwar Jalal Shemza' (2015; monograph; 216pp). http://ridinghouse.co.uk/publications/138
Supervised the production, content selection and design of 'Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings 1961
I edited and supervised the production, content selection and design of 'Stockwell Depot: 1967
Supervised the production, content selection and design of 'Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat' (2015; exhibition catalogue; 80pp). http://ridinghouse.co.uk/publications/140
Supervised the production, content selection and design of 'Abstract Drawing' (2014; exhibition catalogue; 128pp). http://ridinghouse.co.uk/publications/96