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  Jay Hyams
Professional/Personal Overview
  Author of nine nonfiction books, translator (from Italian) of more than 100, editor, proofreader, indexer with more than fifteen years experience.
Work Info
Book Author 15 Years
Copy Editor 15 Years
Fact-Checker 15 Years
Arts & Humanities 15 Years
Food 15 Years
Travel 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Mondadori/Electa (11+), Rizzoli (3-5), Getty Museum (3-5)
Other Work History
In-house editor for Rutledge Books/Ridge Press, WH Smith (US), Fenice 2000 (Milan)
Computer Skills
Word, OS10
laptops, audio recorders
Foreign Language Skills
fluent in Italian
Available on request
The Life and Times of the Western Movie. Cited as the best introduction to westerns; see http://hokahey-littleworlds.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-ten-favorite-books-about-film.html.

War Movies. Extensively quoted in print and online; see The American Soldier, the book behind the film Wag the Dog.

My Time at Tiffanys (with Gene Moore). Chosen by the New York Times as one of the years best coffee-table books and used as a textbook at FIT.

Little Boy Lost (with Joe Hyams). Recognized as the best intimate biography of James Dean, a bestseller in Britain, with German and Dutch editions, serialized in the Italian magazine Gente.

Travel Guide to Europe 1492 (translation) chosen by New York Times for summer reading.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere.
Work Samples
selections from published books
Contact Info
  Jay Hyams
New York, NY 

E-Mail: Jayhyams@gmail.com
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