“Adam Marsh is an editor with an astute eye for what makes a well written book. While working for a well known literary agency, he picked my manuscript out of a pile. Fast forward . . . when Adam became an independent editor, I used him to edit my novel, POPE ANNALISA. Seven national book awards and a movie deal later, I can say that Adam knows his craft and can be a real asset to any author looking to polish his or her work for maximum impact on agents, publishers, or readers."
--Peter Canova, author of POPE ANNALISA (Trimountaine Publishers) / film in development w/ Phoenix Pictures!
“I've worked with Adam on two of my novels and have always valued his insight and professionalism. I'd highly recommend him to anyone who wants to turn out a better book.”
--Philip Donlay, author of CATEGORY FIVE (Simon & Schuster) and CODE BLACK (Simon & Schuster)
“I hired Adam to edit an autobiography I am writing. He was great at directing me on where to trim and where to get more detailed. He was also very good at making my manuscript more commercially appealing. He is a wonderful guide and collaborator. I highly recommend him as an editor.”
--Joanna Dodd Massey, M.A. President and CEO of J.D. Massey Associates
“As a South African author attempting to break into the US market I approached Adam when he was at Reece Halsey. He informed me that he was leaving the agency and recommended me to three suitable publishers who did not require approach through an agency. This he did out of generosity and belief in my work and it landed up in a publishing contract. Thank-you Adam, your effort was greatly appreciated and I would recommend you to anyone.”
--Stephanie Vermeulen, author of KILL THE PRINCESS (Seal Press), STITCHED-UP: Who fashions women's lives?, EQ: Emotional Intelligence for Everyone (Zebra Press)
“Adam is great to work with. He is very talented, and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend him for any project.”
--Johny Barbata, Professional Drummer: Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Neil Young, The Turtles, Linda Ronstadt, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton . . .
“I hired Adam Marsh as an editor for my new novel: ELENA, which has since been published in good part due to his expert and thorough editing. He taught me how to trim down action scenes to their essentials and also how not to get too lost in my own verbiage in reaction scenes. I would recommend his services even to a published author. I plan to rehire him as an editor for my next book.”
--Duncan Lloyd, author of ELENA (May December Publishers)
“I had the pleasure of working with Adam Marsh at Reece Halsey Literary Agency in 2002 and 2003. Adam is supportive, fun, hardworking and a great leader.
More importantly, Adam is the best editor I have ever encountered. He not only has a remarkable command of the English language and a keen eye for detail, but is able to determine why a manuscript is not working and offer constructive, specific suggestions on how to improve it.”
--Sabrina Moreno-Dolan, Project Manager, Palace Press International
“Adam is a consummate editor and understands the publishing business. I recommend him highly!"
--Kimberley Cameron, President, Kimberley Cameron & Associates
“I had the pleasure of working with Adam at the Reece Halsey North Literary Agency. As a seasoned editor, he quickly became a mentor who taught me my foundational knowledge on the craft of writing. He has a gift for all aspects of writing and editing, including creating voice, driving plot, and writing compelling characters. He has helped guide clients by a deep understanding of what they are trying to accomplish in their work, and helping bring their best qualities forward. Instead of inserting his own perspective into their work, he helps writers stay true to their own style, and enhance the quality their storytelling. I recommend Adam to any writer in need of a superior editor. He is simply one of the best editors I've ever met, and has helped me become a better writer myself.”
--Alex Dolan, Student, Columbia University in the City of New York