Cathryn Drake


Professional Experience

Cathryn Drake is a highly skilled copy editor with decades of experience working for clients such as the Economist Intelligence Unit, Museum of Modern Art, and Yale University. She is especially adept at tightening academic essays and polishing translations for more clear, grammatical, and graceful texts. As a freelance writer and art critic, Drake has authored reviews and essays on art, design, culture, and travel for Artforum, Metropolis, BBC Travel, Time, Men’s Vogue, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, among other outlets.


Copy Editor
22 Years
8 Years
15 Years


Arts & Humanities
24 Years
4 Years
14 Years


Book publishing - all
25 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
16 Years
Independent Feature Film
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

28 Years

Other Work History

1999–Present FREELANCE EDITOR, Yale University School of Architecture. 2004-Present CONTRIBUTOR, Artforum Magazine. 2000–2008 COPY CHIEF, Metropolis, New York. 1995–2000 WRITER/EDITOR, Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1993–1995 ASSOCIATE EDITOR, Rizzoli International Publications, New York. 1992–1993 COPY EDITOR, Diversion, Hearst Magazines, New York. 1991–1992 MANAGING EDITOR, Four Walls Eight Windows, New York. 1988–1991 PUBLICITY DIRECTOR, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Foreign Language Skills

Italian, Greek

Work Samples

Contemporary Art

Culture & Travel

Architecture & Design

Art Essays

Art & Society

News & Opinion