I’ve been a freelance art historian since I graduated from college in 2012, and I officially launched Alexandra Kiely – Writer to the Arts in 2016. I specialize in research and writing projects, as well as related services such as copyediting, cataloging, transcription of historic documents, and social media. My projects are developed to suit unique users and available on an as-needed basis. My clients typically include individuals and small businesses, such as artists, collectors, appraisers, researchers, auction houses, art galleries, and dealers in fine arts, antiques, history, and collectibles. Hiring me to take care of writing and research projects allows busy art professionals to focus on everything else.
I have written articles for email newsletters; transcribed antique letters and journals; researched various aspects of new or potential acquisitions; copyedited catalogues; provided supplementary material to accompany appraisals; written detailed descriptions of offerings for websites, catalogues, and eBay; sorted, catalogued, and tagged photographic records of collections; written about contemporary artists to promote their gallery shows; and attended numerous fairs and antiques shows.
I’m always on the lookout for interesting new projects with customers all over the world. Take a look at my services and samples of prior projects, then contact me for more details. Pricing depends on the scope and nature of the project. All rates are based on $50 per hour, and may be billed hourly or on a per-project basis.