Cathryn Drake


Professional Experience

Cathryn Drake is a highly skilled copy and line editor with decades of experience working for clients such as Yale University, the Museum of Modern Art, Rizzoli International Publications, John Wiley & Sons, and the Economist Intelligence Unit, as well as academics, curators, and corporate executives. She is especially adept at tightening prose and polishing translations for more vivid, clear, concise, and graceful texts. She is also a freelance writer who has authored essays on art, culture, and travel for Artforum, BBC Travel, Greece Is, Time magazine, Men’s Vogue, Metropolis, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Washington Post, among other publications.


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 EDITOR, Yale University School of Architecture. 2004-2022 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