Testimonials

Our Clients

We work with a range of private, institutional, and corporate clients, as well as publishers. Below is a selection of our former clients and their associated institutions:

What People Are Saying

“The services provided by Flatpage were more than fairly priced and phenomenal. Their graduate student deal is excellent for a first pass, and Tess's eye for detail along with Cara's excellent management and communication made me feel I knew exactly what to expect when I sent my dissertation draft to Flatpage. In the end, I did choose to switch from the graduate student one-pass offer to two passes, and I do not regret it. My dissertation had sources from multiple different languages, about 200 pages of catalogue text, and required a level of consistency that needed a second set of eyes to achieve. Even when I provided unclear requests, Cara and Tess were amazingly patient at working with me to fully comprehend what I wanted and expected from the final product. I would not have completed my dissertation without the help of Flatpage and I am incredibly grateful.”
Alexandria Yen, PhD candidate, Boston University
“I am very happy I hired Cara M. Jordan and her writer Adam to help me write a artist statement for an upcoming exhibition. They were very professional, responding to my email and questions promptly and thoroughly. Working with Adam was great, he is very easy to talk to. I am very pleased with my new artist statement. Adam took various interview and writings about my work and pieced together something that feels true to what I would say about my work but more polished. I am very happy I found their services and I will come back to them for future projects.”
Lola Montejo, Artist and Professor, Metro State University of Denver
“I was extremely impressed with the attention my project received, both in written comments and in my one-hour session with my editor! Leslie provided thoughtful, thorough, and actionable feedback. She worked through both the big ideas and the small writing tics, helping me see where I could easily improve my project. She was also very friendly and open, and seemed genuinely interested in my success. I would recommend this service to anyone who needs to get their writing to the next level.”
Tracy Stonestreet, Assistant Professor of Art History: Contemporary Art and Performance, Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar
“The manuscript assessment I received from Katherine was incredibly helpful and so generous. I am grateful to have had someone read my work so closely and to come up with practical paragraph by paragraph strategies for how to make my argument clearer as well as how to address big picture issues. The comments were clearly articulated in such a way that held my own writing accountable to the goals I claimed to put forward. Katherine also showed a breadth of knowledge of theorists like José Esteban Muñoz and was able to help strategize more effect use of theory throughout my text. While this was definitely an investment, the price is fair for the work especially if you are looking to get your writing to a broader audience and better place. I would 100% recommend these services to my friends and colleagues.”
Ana Perry, Assistant Professor, Art History, Oberlin College
“I approached Cara to help me with first round developmental editing of 22 chapters in my first edited volume which is scheduled to be published with Routledge at the end of 2022. I could not have done this without her extraordinary help. She has a sharp eye and a level of professionalism that I haven’t yet achieved as an editor. I really learned a lot from her and now feel more confident moving forward with editing and writing in general. I especially appreciated how communicative she was with me at all stages of the editing, how many tips she offered me beyond the editing of the chapters themselves, and her wisdom regarding the overall process of editing a book. I am already looking forward to my next project working with Cara, and I expect there will be many more to come!”
Amanda Cachia, Curator and Adjunct Professor
“I have taught students how to write artist’s statements for several years and somehow I still found it so difficult to write one that properly encompassed my own creative practice. Cara’s webinar and evaluation of my statement helped me to get out of my own way. I finally have a format that I can work with and modify for a range of different opportunities. Thank you Cara!”
Christina Freeman, Artist and Adjunct Assistant Professor (Studio Art), Hunter College, CUNY
“I reached out to Cara after learning about her workshops from a friend who had participated in one in the Bronx. I was interested in a statement writing workshop for the art students in my graduate program, and Cara seemed to offer exactly what we needed. Cara was really patient with me as we navigated CUNY post-pandemic bureaucratic hiring process, and we successfully organized a comprehensive workshop for the 25 students participants. After the workshop, I listened to Cara and paired with another student so that we could help each other with critical feedback and we were both able to see where we needed improvements with our statements. Cara’s methods helped me cut the fluff and get to the fundamentals when writing about my artwork, and helped improve my writing overall. Thank you Cara!”
Whitney Harris, Artist and Hunter MFA Student Organization President 2020-21
“Cara is a gem to work with—not only a brilliant and knowledgeable scholar, she has a sharp editorial eye for infelicities of grammar, sentence flow, verbiage, and she asks great clarifying questions. Her editorial suggestions and corrections are invaluable, all the while taking care to ensure the author’s writerly voice remains intact. Highly recommend!”
Nicole Woods, Assistant Professor, History of Art, University of Notre Dame
"Without doubt, I recommend drawing on the expertise and insight that the editorial team at Flatpage provides. From my first conversation with Cara through the developmental editing of my manuscript with Matt S., I felt supremely supported. Matt was a rigorous reader and editor. His comments, suggestions for structural changes, and content recommendations for cuts were spot on. He was meticulous, insightful, and comprehensive such that he helped me shift the framing of my narrative. I only wish I had sought them out much sooner in the process of writing my book! The whole experience was really productive and therapeutic that I found myself wishing that there was such a thing as a writing therapist!"
Margaret Woodhull, Professor, University of Colorado at Denver
“I’m SO happy I hired Flatpage. I’m self-publishing my artist's book, so pay-as-I-go editorial support has been an ideal solution. Cara made the whole experience super user friendly for me. Adam gave me incredibly valuable advice on layout, style, and content. Tim’s astonishing attention to detail revealed the subtlest errata that even my most fastidious friends hadn’t turned up. Tim even provided the unicodes for hard-to-type special characters! I’m so impressed and grateful. I’m sure I’ll hire Flatpage again for every book I ever write.”
Frankie Abralind, Artist
“Wonderful! Working with Cara and her team is such a breeze. Cara is very responsive and Jennifer Farned's turnaround time was so fast. Having a professional editor copyedit my work gave me the confidence (as a junior scholar) to get my work out the door. It was also especially helpful to be able to utilize these services to keep my writing goals on track while teaching full time.”
Lee Ann Custer, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
“I had a fantastic experience working with Jennie on my cover letter and teaching philosophy. She helped me tailor my writing to the specifics of the job call. After making the changes she suggested, I had a much stronger application that accurately reflects my unique teaching style and art practice. Within a week of submitting the application I had an invitation to interview! I really appreciated her communication style—constructive criticism with sincere encouragement. Thanks Jennie!”
Christina Freeman, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Studio Art), Artist, and Curator
“Cara has brought a wealth of experience to the Open Arts team, helping us improve the quality of our writing for social channels and helping improve processes and workflows on our team. One of the most valuable contributions Cara provided to our team was a custom writing workshop to our curatorial team. One person described the session as a ‘master class’ and we are planning a similar session for another group on our team. Thanks to Cara, we have a unified voice and a style guide we can follow moving forward.”
Chase Conrad, Strategy & Operations, Open Arts, Meta (formerly Facebook, Inc.)
“Cara copyedited my PhD dissertation and I was very happy with her work. Cara is an expert of contemporary art and was able to help me refine my project in such a timely manner. She is detail oriented, professional, friendly and very thorough. I wouldn’t have been able to finish my dissertation without her help! I will absolutely seek her advice and help for my next project and would also recommend anyone do so who is looking for excellent editing service, a caring and a thoughtful reader for any important project. I’m so glad I found her.”
Ahyoung Yoo, Lecturer, Art History, Lewis & Clark College
“Cara is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to her trade. She will go out of her way to make sure she catches large and small mistakes and leverages her profound art historical knowledge to help develop arguments and improve structure and language. I have worked with Cara on several projects, but the one that stands out the most to me was an article that I submitted to Art Journal. Amid the pandemic, Cara worked with me to improve the article’s grammar, syntax, and argumentation. Her work helped me make a more precise argument and develop it throughout the essay, which is coming out in fall 2021. Cara is an amazing editor, but, moreover, she is a trained and excellent art historian—having these skills is essential for copy and developmental editing of art historical and art writing. I am looking forward to working with her on my book project in the coming years, and feel so lucky that my work will benefit from her depth of knowledge.”
Abigail Lapin Dardashti, Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, UC Irvine
“I hired Cara to edit the essay for an exhibition catalogue, Shadow and Light: The Etchings of Martin Lewis. She did a truly excellent job working with both the essay’s author and me (the curator) to refine the essay’s argument and structure as well as the grammar, syntax, etc. She is current on the trends and terminology of the art history/museum fields—in fact, I learned quite a bit from her during the editorial process. Moreover, the catalogue was produced on a tight timeline and Cara completed each stage of the editing on time or even in advance so that we could keep the project on schedule. I highly recommend Cara and look forward to working with her again in the future.”
Danielle M. Johnson, Curator and Adjunct Professor, Art History
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