Randall Conrad, M.A., ASI
Copyediting / Proofreading / Indexing
1116 Massachusetts Ave. •  Lexington MA 02420
voice  781-674-2926  •  cell  781-424-6771  •  fax  781-674-2930  • e-mail  [email protected]


Freelance editing, proofreading, writing, research, and indexing services

Member: American Society of IndexersEmerson & Thoreau SocietiesPhi Beta Kappa


Université de Paris, General Curriculum
Columbia University, M.A., cum laude, Romance Languages & Literatures
Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude. Phi Beta Kappa
Sweetbriar Junior Year, Université de Paris, mention bien
Phillips Exeter Academy, Classical Diploma


2004 - present.  Proofreading, Copy Editing, and Indexing Experience


§       Michael Sperber, M.D., Henry David Thoreau: Cycles and Psyche, Higganum Hill Books, 2004. Editor, proofreader and indexer.

§       Thomas Stumpf, A Sounding Mirror: Courage and Music in Our Time, HHB, 2005. Editor, proofreader and indexer.

§       François Specq, Transcendence: Seers and Seekers in the Age of Thoreau, HHB, 2006. Editor, translator, proofreader and indexer.

§      Henry Thoreau, Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition, Yale University Press, 2004. Indexer. (Index nominated for ASI's Wilson Award.)


Art Translations from French (selected)

Eric Michaud, "The Real as a Primal Scene (A Note on Art and Devouring)," Utopia Post Utopia, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1988

(Edited and translated) Robert Benayoun, The Look of Buster Keaton,
NY: St. Martin's Press, 1983

Pier Paolo Pasolini, "The Cinema of Poetry," in Bill Nichols, ed., Movies and Methods, Berkeley: U of California Press, 1976



French (read, write, speak, translate)

Spanish (read)

Italian (read)

German (read)



§      Published historian and literary scholar.

§      Creative background in arts, humanities, and award-winning filmmaking.

§      High-level experience as a senior-level writer-editor for print and web in corporate and marketing communications.

§      Specialties:

academic studies

fine art




literary history & criticism

information technology

popular culture

screenplay format; film history and criticism

social studies


Additional Professional Background
History Panelist, N.E.H., Media Program
Nominator, The Sundance Institute
Regional Juror, American Film Festival

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