Jay Hyams

New York, NY USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

Author of nine nonfiction books, translator (from Italian) of more than 100, editor, proofreader, indexer with more than fifteen years experience.


Book Author
15 Years
Copy Editor
15 Years
15 Years


Arts & Humanities
15 Years
15 Years
15 Years


Academia Teaching
3 Years
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
10 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Getty Museum (3-5), Mondadori/Electa (10+), Rizzoli (3-5)

Other Work History

In-house editor for Rutledge Books/Ridge Press, WH Smith (US), Fenice 2000 (Milan)

Foreign Language Skills

fluent in Italian

Computer Skills

Word, OS10


laptops, audio recorders


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.

Work Samples


(various 10/21/2016)
selections from published books