Adam M. Rosen is a freelance writer and independent book editor based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Short bio: I’ve been working on the editorial side of print and digital publishing for a decade. I spend most of my time editing nonfiction books, and the rest of it writing articles and essays for print and online publications.
Extended bio: Before I became a full-time freelancer, I was an editor and course designer at Soomo Learning, an online academic publisher in Asheville. From 2012 to August 2016, I created and managed interactive digital anthologies in world literature and international development. I was previously an associate editor at Oxford University Press in New York City, where I helped manage three of the press’s flagship online references. Before that, I was an editorial assistant at the Collins nonfiction imprint at HarperCollins, and before that, an intern/lackey at the Onion. (I also worked in real news, as a reporting intern at the Baltimore Sun.)
To learn about the editing services I offer through my company, AMR Editorial, and how I might help you with your editorial project, please check out the Editing Services section of this site.
For the past decade or so I’ve also been moonlighting as a journalist and essayist. Some of the places I’ve contributed to include TheAtlantic.com, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Wilson Quarterly, Mental Floss, Atlas Obscura, the Awl, JSTOR Daily, Tablet Magazine, Literary Hub, the Baltimore Sun, Michigan Alumnus, the Forward, the Onion, OUPblog, the Brooklyn Paper, Gelf Magazine, and the Billfold. (Check out the Writing Portfolio section for links to some of my clips.)
The main focus of my writing is popular literature, language, music, TV/film, and Jewish-American culture. I confess I have an academic bent, and I enjoy doing research and synthesizing scholarship almost as much as writing. For one of my articles, I interviewed a professor who watched the entire Real Housewives franchise—for science.
I grew up just outside Baltimore and attended the University of Michigan, where I studied political science and wrote for the student paper, the Michigan Daily (which, interestingly, is now the only daily still in print in southeastern Michigan, an achievement that landed it on a 2014 Daily Show). I also completed the Columbia Publishing Course, a six-week immersion in book and magazine publishing overseen by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the American Copy Editors Society (ACES). I am also a capricorn.
Contact me @ email@example.com.