Cathryn Drake


Professional Experience

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


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 COPY EDITOR, Yale University School of Architecture. 2004-Present CONTRIBUTOR, Artforum Magazine. 2000–2008 COPY CHIEF, Metropolis Magazine, New York. 1995–2000 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. 1985–1986 RESEARCH EDITOR, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, Center for Political Studies. 1980–1984 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT, US Congressman Timothy Wirth, Washington, DC.

Foreign Language Skills

Italian, Greek

Work Samples

Contemporary Art

Culture & Travel

Architecture & Design

Art Exhibition Essays

Art & Society

News & Opinion