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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

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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


To jump to a member’s surname initial, click on a letter-group:

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AAE Members (A–D)

Margaret Barlow

Woman’s Art Journal

Freelance: Editing, research, and writing; general art history, women’s studies, architecture, photography, world/American literature and history, art education, and test development.

Carolann C. Barrett

Owner and editor
Editorial Excellence LLC

Former in-house project editor and graphic designer, Harvard Art Museums

Freelance: Substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading; general art history (esp. American, ancient, Asian, European, Indian, and Islamic), archaeology, art conservation, decorative arts, LGBT studies, painting, photography, prints/drawings, sculpture, textiles, and women’s studies; catalogues raisonnés, exhibition catalogues, exhibition materials (object and wall labels; text panels), exhibition brochures, graphics, maps, and scholarly journals. Strong knowledge of written French and Spanish; skilled at working with authors who write in English as a second language.

Jung May Lee Barrett

11625 Freeland Court
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 352-1213 (landline)

Freelance: Substantive and line editing, copyediting, rewriting, translation editing (from Chinese), and writing; East Asian art (esp. Chinese art, archaeology, and culture); exhibition catalogues and didactics, electronic media, feature articles, reviews, and video scripts.

Dinah Berland

3951 Keeshen Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: (310) 936-1147 (cell)

Freelance: Substantive editing and copyediting; photography/
history of photography; African-American studies and American culture; exhibition and collection catalogues and monographs.

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren

115 West 75th Street
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 873-3648
Fax: (212) 873-3648

Freelance: Editing, translation editing (from French and Italian), translation, and writing; general art history, archaeology, American, Asian, European (fine and decorative arts), cultural history, and art education; exhibition materials, illustrated scholarly and trade books, journals, and textbooks.

Frances Bowles

21 Monte Veda Drive
Orinda, CA 94563
Phone: (925) 254-6564 (cell)

Freelance: Substantive and line editing (including for British publications on art), copyediting, translation editing, and indexing; African, American, Asian, European, and Oceanic art, antiques, decorative arts, gardening, photography, and textiles; brochures, catalogues (exhibition and collection), catalogues raisonnés, scholarly books, exhibition materials (labels and wall texts), and journals/periodicals.

Jennifer Boynton

279 Williams Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: (386) 843-1101

Freelance: Copyediting, line editing, substantive editing, translation editing (from French, Italian, and Spanish), proofreading, and research/fact-checking; general art and art history (esp. ancient, Central and South American, Chinese, European, Indian, Japanese, and photography), and archaeology; exhibition catalogues and wall didactics/labels, museum education and marketing materials, calendars, maps, and Websites (including coding); no art criticism/theory.

Mary C. Cason

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2525 Pennsylvania Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (215) 684-7246 (landline)
Fax: (215) 235-8715

Freelance: Editing and rewriting; general art history; exhibition catalogues and scholarly publications.

Elizabeth Chapple

5131 NE 201st Place
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Phone: (206) 417-2861

Freelance: Copyediting and proofreading (English and Spanish), translation editing (from German, Spanish, and Swedish), and indexing; general art history (esp. Latin American contemporary art); exhibition and collection catalogues, dissertations and theses, and textbooks.

Michele Ciaccio

Managing Editor
Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Freelance: No
Expertise: Copyediting, proofreading, translation editing (French and Latin), project management, and research; general art history (esp. ancient Greek and Roman, archaeology, and modernism), architecture, criticism/theory, and photography; archival materials, artists’ books and papers, classical literature, and rare books; museum catalogues, exhibition materials, and journals.

Catherine Comeau

6691 Birchton Avenue
West Hills, CA 91307
Phone: (818) 887-7617

Former editor, J. Paul Getty Trust, Architectural Digest, and Emmy magazine

Freelance: Substantive and line editing, copyediting, proofreading, rewriting, and writing; general art and cultural history, including ancient art, architecture and design, conservation, contemporary art, decorative arts (esp. glass), film, painting, photography, prints/drawings, sculpture, and video; annual reports, artists’ books and statements, brochures, calendars, exhibition catalogues, exhibition materials (developing, writing, and editing these for both adults and children; Web and gallery media), guides, magazines, marketing and outreach materials, online media, scholarly and trade books, and Websites; comfortable working with InDesign; knowledge of French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Mary Jane Crook

205 West End Avenue, Apt. 29L
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (646) 438-0273

Freelance: Editing and copyediting, proofreading, and writing; general art history (esp. American) and art education; museum catalogues and periodicals, exhibition materials, brochures, online publications, Websites, annual reports, grant proposals, and press releases.

Deborah Del Gais

Harvard University Asia Center
1730 Cambridge Street CGIS-118
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 496-8684

Freelance: No
Expertise: Substantive editing, translation editing (from Chinese and Japanese), copyediting, proofreading, project management/
coordination, research, and writing; general art history (esp. East Asian art and Western European art from the Renaissance to modern periods) and museum history; catalogues and catalogues raisonnés.

Gregory A. Dobie

Editorial and Educational Consultant
14356 Chandler Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
Phone: (818) 783-6102 (landline)

Freelance: Substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading, and writing; general art history (esp. decorative arts, painting, photography, prints/drawings, and sculpture), and museum education (esp. English as a Second Language and school curricula); catalogues (exhibition and collection), catalogues raisonnés, exhibition materials (brochures, labels, and text panels), and trade books.

Cristin J. Donahue-Salas

South Pasadena, CA 91030
Phone: (323) 899-6391 (cell)

Former writer/editor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Freelance: Copyediting, developmental, substantive, and line editing, and rewriting; general art history (esp. modern and contemporary art), architecture, art education, criticism/theory, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and works on paper; catalogue essays, event listings, exhibition brochures, object labels/wall didactics, marketing materials, press releases, museum periodicals, and Websites.

Dru Dowdy

Head of Publications
National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
750 Ninth Street, NW, No. 410
Washington, D.C. 20065-0973
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 37012 / MRC 973
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Phone: (202) 633-8341 (landline)
Fax: (202) 633-8243

Freelance: No
Expertise: American art history and American history; museum catalogues and illustrated trade books.

Katherine Rangoon Doyle, PhD

17 Helen Street
Succasunna, NJ 07876
Phone: (973) 927-4883 (landline)

Freelance: Copyediting and substantive editing; general art history (esp. 19th- and 20th-century painting and sculpture); educational materials and surveys, dissertations, monographs, and scholarly books and articles. Special interest in French culture and film history.

Theresa Duran, PhD

60 Scenic Road
Fairfax, CA 94930
Phone: (415) 721-7130

Freelance: Copyediting, proofreading, and indexing; general art history, architectural and design history, artist biographies, criticism/theory, and photography; catalogues, scholarly books, and trade books.

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