Testimonials

Here are a few testimonials from people who have hired me to edit or proofread.

I worked with Adam on a manuscript for an upcoming book about Ernest Hemingway. I found him to be a competent and thorough editor who has a good sense of what clear and clean writing should be.

—Helena Bachmann, Executive Editor, Simply Charly Books

Adam Rosen, my editor at AMR Editorial, deserves great credit for bringing my book to life. Adam’s care, expertise, and enthusiasm for his craft are evident to those who know and work with him. I think that Adam must have a constant commitment to “better.” His comments, suggestions, and cheerful assistance certainly made my book—The Wolf at the Door—better. I’m in the process of writing a second book for a 2018 release and Adam is my absolute first choice to be the new book’s editor.

—Michael Hackard, Esq., author of The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse

Adam took a manuscript that was written in academic terms and simplified it for the lay reader, without oversimplifying it. He even researched the topic and added information to better explain the subject. I was very impressed with his editing skills.

—Amber Henderson, Managing Editor, Menasha Ridge Press/Wilderness Press/The Unofficial Guides

Adam served as editor for my first book, Southbound Traveler, and I couldn’t be happier with the work he did. From the outset, he understood the tone and narrative voice I was aiming for, and his changes found ways to enhance that voice. His notes also challenged me in all the right ways; where he saw opportunities for the book to be better, more balanced, and more nuanced in its treatment of various subjects, Adam identified them, offered links to useful starting points for relevant research, and pointed out what points of view my blind spots weren’t seeing. Adam’s editing polished the rough edges of Southbound Traveler and really tied the book together.

—James March, author of Southbound Traveler: An Outsider’s Journey to the Heart of SEC Fan Culture

Adam read an early draft of my recent article. He read it quickly. He made a key suggestion which clearly made it better, and provided some good small edits as well. He is easy to talk to, encouraging in a genuine way, and he can offer ideas without unduly insisting that you follow them. I was glad to have his perspective and advice.

—William Bruce, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina–Asheville and author of the feature “The Forgotten Flyers of Biltmore College”

I am very appreciative to Adam for all his hard work on my project. His evaluation of my work, willingness to make changes to our schedule, and attention to detail set him apart from other editors. Adam is very knowledgable about the book-writing process and answered many questions, whether about actual content or things such as copyright and ISBN. Another thing that set Adam apart was his encouragement and positivity throughout our time working together. Writing a book can be very stressful, but Adam takes the time to point out all the good things about your work.

—Addison Walton, author of From Immigrant Son to Legendary Scout: Nine Decades of Baseball with Al LaMacchia

Adam’s proofreading work was sharp and observant and he helped add a fine polish to my novel, Butchertown! Good job!

—Thomas Burchfield, author of Butchertown (Ambler House, 2017)

Adam is the best freelancer you will find. If you’re like I was about a month ago, you are looking at the vast swamp of possible freelancers trying to figure out who to go with. They all seem great, yes, but I did the legwork for you. I vetted several people before committing to an editor for my nonfiction book and Adam was clearly the best choice. He responds to all of your questions and comments within 24 hours, he is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of writing, and he is also a stand-up kind of guy. He is a great fact-checker and really helped my piece flow better while keeping the tone of voice that I wanted. I am very pleased with his work and would definitely work with him again.

—Cameron Kowato, author of A Moral Case for Capitalism