Members Directory


Membership in the AAE is open to art editors and others involved in art-related publications. For a membership form and other information about joining, e-mail Phil Freshman at philfreshman@gmail.com.

Where AAE members work

Job opportunities for our members

Membership dues are $25 per year.

Send completed membership forms and checks payable to the Association of Art Editors to:

Phil Freshman
3912 Natchez Avenue South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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  Debra N. Mancoff  

720 South Dearborn Street, Apt. 505
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 939-3206 (landline)
E-mail: dnmancoff@gmail.com

Freelance: Writing and field editing; American, British, and European 19th-century art and culture and history of dress.

  Sarah McGavran, PhD  

Arlington, Va 22202
Phone: (513) 479-9440 (cell)
E-mail: sarah@thecreativeinterpreter.com
Website: www.thecreativeinterpreter.com

Freelance: Substantive editing, copyediting, English as a Second Language editing, proofreading, research/fact-checking, translation (German to English), translation editing (German to English), and writing; general art history (Western art from early Renaissance through contemporary, esp. European modernism and 19th- and 20th-century French and German art), criticism/theory, drawings and other works on paper, painting, photography, prints and sculpture; brochures, exhibition catalogues and materials (object and wall labels; text panels), grant proposals, newsletters and press releases, scholarly articles and books, and Websites. Fluent in German.

  Sarah McMillan  

345 East 19th Street, Apt 1A
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (313) 737-8049
E-mail: info@sarah-mcmillan.com
Website: www.sarah-mcmillan.com

Freelance: Art appraisals, editing, proofreading, and writing; general art history (esp. Renaissance and Baroque); antiques, decorative arts, painting, popular culture, and prints/drawings; Websites.

  Laura Napolitano, PhD  

P.O. Box 32168
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Phone: (301) 787-6695 (cell)
E-mail: laura@lauranapolitano.com
Website: www.lauranapolitano.com

Freelance: Copyediting and proofreading; general art history (esp. American art, painting, photography, portraiture, and prints/drawings), American history, American studies, and humanities; dissertations and theses, collection and exhibition catalogues, exhibition materials (object and wall labels; text panels), grant proposals, scholarly journals/periodicals, newsletters and press releases, scholarly articles and book manuscripts, and Websites.

  Kelly E. O’Donnell  

Deputy Director
Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery,
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 977-4170
E-mail: kodonnell@cincinnatiarts.org

Adjunct faculty
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
University of Cincinnati

Freelance: Editing, proofreading, and rewriting; grants, artists’ books and statements, and exhibition catalogues.

  Pam Ozaroff  

7203 Charlton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Phone: (857) 636-0326 (cell)
E-mail: pamozaroff@gmail.com

Contract editor, Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts; former temporary copyeditor, Harvard Art Museums

Freelance: Developmental and substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, and rewriting; general art history (esp. American, European, Indian, Islamic, and contemporary), conservation studies, film, painting, and photography; humanities and American history; art-education materials, artists’ statements, exhibition catalogues, exhibition materials (object and wall labels; text panels), museum marketing and member materials, and scholarly books and journals. Strong knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style.

  Jean Patterson  

Manager of Book Publishing
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2171
E-mail: jeanp123@aol.com
Website: www.jeanpatterson.com

Freelance: Copyediting, proofreading, indexing, and project management; American, Asian, European, Indian, and Latin American art, medieval and Renaissance art (including illuminated manuscripts), decorative arts, prints/drawings, textiles, British and Victorian studies, cultural history, gardens, and humanities; artists’ books, catalogues, exhibition materials, journals, and periodicals. Well-versed in InDesign.

  Michelle Piranio  

1322 SE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 236-0435 (landline)
E-mail: michelle.piranio@earthlink.net

Freelance: Substantive editing, copyediting, English as a Second Language editing, translation editing (from French), and proofreading; general art history (esp. 19th- and 20th-century American and European), contemporary art, criticism/theory, and photography; exhibition catalogues, catalogues raisonnés, monographs, and interdisciplinary publications.


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