Editing for Artists

Why Artists Need Editing

We offer specialized editing services for fine and visual artists working in any medium. The artists we work with typically write artists’ statements and proposals, as well as essays, blog posts and website content, and book manuscripts.

Artists should concentrate on making artwork, not necessarily writing about their art. Here’s where a professional can help.

The writers and editors at Flatpage have years’ experience working with and writing for artists. Our services can help you connect with audiences, build a better professional portfolio and, hopefully, get the results you desire—including grants, residencies, commissions, and more!

We offer high-quality editing at a fast turnaround with unlimited availability!

Basic Editing Services

Pricing

Basic Evaluation
Comments on draft + report
$50

Plus Evaluation
Comments on draft + report + 30 min call
$85

Service Details

Light Copyedit
Correct grammar and punctuation, apply style guide 
$0.04/word

Medium Copyedit
Correct grammar and punctuation; improve word choice or voice; apply style guide 
$0.05/word

Heavy Copyedit
Correct language, grammar, and punctuation; some rewriting; reformat text; apply style guide to text
$0.06/word

Copyediting Add-On (Purchase Online)
For short documents under 2,000 words (e.g., cover letters, proposals, statements)

Copyediting Service Details

Basic Proofread
$0.025 per word

Proofreading Service Details

$0.90 per word

We offer specialized Artist’s Statement Ghostwriting (for purchase online), as well as artists’ bios, website content and more.

Service Description

Additional Services

Artists' Statements

Evaluations, ghostwriting, workshops

Applications

For grants, fellowships, residencies, commissions, and academic jobs

Ghostwriting

Work with an expert writer to craft content, including statements and wikis

Coaching

Portfolio reviews, coaching for interviews and publishing, and group workshops

Short-Form Writing

For social media, blogs, website content, and other short writing

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Artist Editing Services

Write better artist's statements, website copy, job applications, and grant & fellowship proposals.

Artists' Writings

We offer top-quality writing and editing services for artists' statements and application materials for commissions, grants, fellowships, and residencies.

Teaching Applications

Get assistance with your application materials for academic jobs, including cover letters, proposals, and statements (teaching, DEI).

Hire Art Writers

Our art editors have master’s degrees and PhDs from top universities. We have decades of experience in publishing and deep knowledge of the principles of art writing.

Hear from Our Clients

Fellow artists who have worked with us share their experiences.

Lola Montejo
Artist and Professor, Metro State University of Denver
5/5

“I am very happy I hired Cara M. Jordan and her writer Adam Zucker 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.”

Whitney Harris
Artist and Hunter MFA Student Organization President 2020-21
5/5

“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!”

Christina Freeman
Adjunct Assistant Professor (Studio Art), Artist, and Curator
5/5

“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.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course! We offer basic manuscript editing services, including copyediting to clean up your writing and proofreading to check your layout. 

Yes! We offer special artists’ proposal rates and services, and we also help graduate students with job applications!

More than likely yes! But we do assess rush fees for tight schedules, especially if we have to rearrange other projects to accommodate it.

We ensure full confidentiality for all of our clients’ personal details and the contents of the projects we work on. All of our editors sign strict privacy agreements.

We’re only able to provide sample edits on our basic manuscript editing services. However, you can read a sample artist’s statement evaluation report or see a video of an artist’s statement evaluation with artist Noa Ginzburg here.

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