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 over 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. (I also ghostwrite nonfiction books and book proposals.) I’m currently editing an essay anthology for Indiana University Press about the cult film The Room to be published in 2021.

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. I’ve contributed to TheAtlantic.com, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Wilson Quarterly, Mental Floss, Atlas Obscura, the Awl, Literary Hub, JSTOR Daily, Tablet Magazine, the Baltimore SunMountain Xpress (Asheville’s alt-weekly), Michigan Alumnus, the Forward, the Onion, OUPblog, the Brooklyn Paper, Gelf Magazine, the Billfold and other print and online outlets. (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. After graduating I spent a year in Argentina teaching English, sampling empanadas, and studying Spanish. After returning to the U.S. I 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’m also a capricorn.

Contact me @ adammrosen@gmail.com.

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