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FRANCESCA RAMSAY

ART HISTORIAN
WRITER
EDITOR

 

ABOUT


Hello. I am a freelance art historian, writer and editor.

For many years I have worked at the interface between art and the public. This has left me adept at transforming complex ideas and academic jargon into something both accessible and entertaining. I now work with individuals and institutions in developing their visual language.

I trained at the Warburg Institute in London, a multi-disciplinary education in Renaissance art and culture that provided me with excellent academic research and writing skills (as well as with some pretty niche knowledge). I've since gone on to work in the auction and commercial sector, as well as in museums and with public sector ventures and individual artists. 


Let's talk. I have experience as a copywriter, editor and proofreader, as well as in picture research and valuation. I teach and tutor too. I would be happy to consider your brief or project, whatever the size and style, whatever the subject.



 
CLIENTS INCLUDE
BBC
Frieze 
Urbs Travel
The Table Gallery
The Sidney Nolan Trust
Dawson's Auctions
ArtUK
ArtDaily
TEACHING, TUTORING & TOUR GUIDING
National Trust
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Royal Albert Hall
Oxbridge Academic Programs
Art History Abroad
Fundació Joan Miró 
The Art Institute
Manoto TV

 
 

WORKS IN PROGRESS


PINCH ME: SEARCHING FOR REALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Work of creative non-fiction on what it means to feel real, and why so many of us don't
Commissioned
Represented by Holly Faulks at Greene & Heaton



WILFRED AVERY: CHASING THE ENIGMA
Artist monograph
Commissioned by artist's estate
ArtUK: Wilfred Avery: unifying landscape and the male body

 
 
 

SERVICES


ARTISTS 
Get help in developing the language to promote your art
Statement development 
Writing, editing & proofreading applications, exhibition catalogues & press releases
Competitive day rates for creatives

WRITERS & ACADEMICS 

Proofreading & editing services for writers and academics
Proofreading & editing academic journals, articles and copy

GALLERIES & INSTITUTIONS
Writing & editing services to promote business, exhibitions & events
Proofreading exhibition & auction catalogues
Copywriting & editing for publications, newsletters & websites
Picture research
Cataloguing services
Artist Statement writing & editing
Guiding and education

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

"At a time when many commercial galleries are struggling, Francesca's imaginative and creative marketing has had a significant impact on our web presence and online sales. Francesca is great to work with, reliable and commits to projects on time and on budget."
"Accurate and generous in her edits, Francesca has given my writing much needed clarity and depth. Her curiosity and critical eye has enabled me to recognise good writing and figure out how to improve the parts in need of attention. Her attention to detail and understanding of what makes writing work has enabled me to develop my prose style. It has been an edifying pleasure to work with Francesca."
"As someone with Dyslexia and ADHD, I particularly struggle with grammar and structure. Francesca was able to keep what I wanted to say and remain faithful to my ideas, whilst showing me how I could set my writing out and edit it in a way that made complete sense. She was professional and efficient when giving me notes and corrections. I couldn't recommend her more!"
 

CONTACT ME

07706 606 746

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