Projects and Testimonials

Below are the kind words of several authors I have edited for as well as some of the projects I have worked on. I am so grateful to have been able to work with these awesome people and help them bring their visions to life.

"Adam Heine is an integral part of every novel I write. I rely heavily on his keen eye for detail and insight into character motivation and plot arc. Most of all, though, I rely on him to tear my world-building to its foundations and uproot every weakness and inconsistency. Indeed, I have yet to meet someone so gifted in the art of world-building—particularly in science fiction and fantasy. I'm not exaggerating when I say that one of my writing mantras is, 'If Adam says the world is solid, it's solid!' I would unhesitatingly recommend his editing services to any writer who desires a strong, honest, helpful, and humor-laced critique. He is one in a million."

~ Jill Boehme, author of Stormrise and caretaker of the writing and critiquing community at Miss Snark's First Victim

"Adam is one of the best editors and proofreaders I've had the pleasure of working with. I'm a little afraid to tell you how good he is, because I want to keep him all to myself—but I have plans to clone him, so it's probably okay. In addition to knowing his craft inside and out, he works with you to make sure he's giving you the level and type of editing that you want and need. Beyond that, he is the perfect freelancer: communicates clearly, always completes his work on time (or early), and sends cookies with every invoice (okay, that last one's not true, but someday...)."

~ Shanna Germain, co-owner and managing editor, Monte Cook Games

"One of the signs of a good editor is when they can use their skills to help a novel reach its full potential—while maintaining the author's vision. Adam is one of these people.

"I've been fortunate enough to have him read a few of my (now published!) novels, and his comments have always been thoughtful and knowledgeable. He excels at cooking up interesting yet accessible science-fiction and fantasy ideas and digging deeper into puzzle-like plots. I absolutely recommend his brain."

~ Jodi Meadows, author of several books including the Incarnate trilogy, The Orphan Queen, and The Mirror King

"Adam is a long-standing critique partner of mine. His insights into storytelling and command of craft always take my novels to a higher level. His feedback will improve your work. I can't recommend him highly enough."

~ Susan Kaye Quinn, veteran indie author with 30+ titles over two pen names

"Adam is a fastidious and passionate editor. His skill in world-building and plotting is ideal especially for those writing sci-fi or fantasy, but would be great for any genre."

~ Natalie Whipple, author of several books including TransparentRelax, I'm a NinjaFish Out of Water, and House of Ivy and Sorrow

"When I was working on my first novel, Adam helped me out a great deal by being one of my earliest readers. He provided thoughtful feedback both at the level of story structure and character development as well as down to the details of sentence crafting. As a writer for both video games and traditional fiction, Adam brings a great deal of insight and intelligence to any project." 

~ Ricardo Bare, author of Jack of Hearts and Co-Creative Director at Arkane Studios

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