Jenny Bowman

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Santa Rosa Beach, United States

10+ years experience editing children's books in all genres with a keen eye, a knack for story telling, and a love of adventure.

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I am a professional full time independent children's book editor and creative writer with extensive training from Hollins University at the graduate level in Creative Writing for Children. I specialize in editing Children’s Books although my experience and skills extend beyond the genre. My time at Hollins and years in the industry have taught me how to craft language in creative ways in order to produce well rounded, thorough and engaging content. I love concept based writing and I thrive on deadlines. In addition to editing and writing, I also thoroughly enjoy training and teaching others how to identify the key processes needed in order to produce their own creative works.

My goal with each project is to help my clients and authors reach their dreams of publishing their book. I have edited over 100 books for children to young adults, and have worked on titles found on the New York Times best selling children's book list and series list. I am well versed in all genres of children’s literature, but additionally enjoy editing self-help and any books that have to do with seed to table living and eating. When it comes to children's books, I particularly enjoy reading and editing chapter books and middle grade novels plus stories that employ fantasy elements, humor, or tales that represent my home state of North Carolina, or my current home, Florida.

I look forward to reading your story!

Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Children's Literature Association
  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (over 6 years)

I am a full time editor with a primary focus on editing books for children.

Independent Content Writer, Creative Writer and Copy Editor

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (over 6 years)

Content writing, creative and article writing, copy editing for various in print and online publications.

Five Star Properties
Intercoastal Net Designs
North Bruswick Magazine
South Brunswick Magazine
Southport Magazine
St. James Plantation
Tiny Buddha
Value Colleges

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Robert Beatty

This is the story a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Serafina and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. This page-turning thriller from Disney-Hyperion is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and has appeared ... read more

This is the story a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Serafina and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. This page-turning thriller from Disney-Hyperion is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and has appeared ... read more

Serafina and the Twisted Staff

Robert Beatty

Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the cat¬amount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join ... read more

Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the cat¬amount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join ... read more

Serafina and the Splintered Heart

Robert Beatty

In the highly-anticipated next installment of the Serafina series, Serafina must confront the darkest threat she's ever encountered at Biltmore Estate. She knows she can face anything with her best friend and closest ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, by her side. But when a sinister force tears them apart, Serafina scrambles to uncover the mystery of her most formidable challenge yet...and about herse... read more

In the highly-anticipated next installment of the Serafina series, Serafina must confront the darkest threat she's ever encountered at Biltmore Estate. She knows she can face anything with her best friend and closest ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, by her side. But when a sinister force tears them apart, Serafina scrambles to uncover the mystery of her most formidable challenge yet...and about herse... read more

Stubborn Pines: A Novel of the Newest New South

Gabe Sealey-Morris

"A crazy, wonderful story of the American South like you've never quite seen it before. Piercingly funny and unexpectedly moving, STUBBORN PINES is filled with characters so much larger than life, you'll forget you might have bumped into them at the gas station."-Rebecca Coleman, author of THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD and HEAVEN SHOULD FALLDwayne Massengill is stuck. He's a standup comic stuck on ... read more

"A crazy, wonderful story of the American South like you've never quite seen it before. Piercingly funny and unexpectedly moving, STUBBORN PINES is filled with characters so much larger than life, you'll forget you might have bumped into them at the gas station."-Rebecca Coleman, author of THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD and HEAVEN SHOULD FALLDwayne Massengill is stuck. He's a standup comic stuck on ... read more

Exploding Endings Book One Painted Dogs & Doom Cakes: Short Stories with Big Twists

Tim Harris

What are the 79 wackiest excuses for being late to school? How do you stop a maniac dentist from terrorising children? Why is the new smartphone so ridiculously dumb? And what does it take to get every single student at Milford Junior School put on detention? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed - you will NEVER pick the endings!

What are the 79 wackiest excuses for being late to school? How do you stop a maniac dentist from terrorising children? Why is the new smartphone so ridiculously dumb? And what does it take to get every single student at Milford Junior School put on detention? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed - you will NEVER pick the endings!

Exploding Endings: Cursed Pants & Cranky Cops

Tim Harris

The third book in the best-selling Exploding Endings series by Tim Harris. Featuring: How do you protect yourself from a stalking mother? What are the 79 cheekiest excuses for not doing your homework? Why is your pencil case holding dangerous secrets? And what happens when you discover your teacher it not who you think they are? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing... read more

The third book in the best-selling Exploding Endings series by Tim Harris. Featuring: How do you protect yourself from a stalking mother? What are the 79 cheekiest excuses for not doing your homework? Why is your pencil case holding dangerous secrets? And what happens when you discover your teacher it not who you think they are? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing... read more

Exploding Endings: Screenshots & Laughing Gas

Tim Harris

Have you ever eaten pink spider web? What are the 79 zaniest things to bring to show and tell? Is it possible to earn three thousand dollars without anybody else finding out? And how do you stop random people texting you? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed - you will NEVER pick the endings!

Have you ever eaten pink spider web? What are the 79 zaniest things to bring to show and tell? Is it possible to earn three thousand dollars without anybody else finding out? And how do you stop random people texting you? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed - you will NEVER pick the endings!

Big Sky (New Horizons Book 1)

Ally MacWilliams

Seventeen-year-old Austrian, Emily Hoffman, has been a shy, exemplary, does-nothing-wrong A-student all her life. The upcoming senior trip, a two-week exchange program with the high school in the quaint little town of Ennis, Montana, might be just what Emily needs to break out of her shell, find out who she really is and unearth the courage to pursue her dream of studying overseas at the Unive... read more

Seventeen-year-old Austrian, Emily Hoffman, has been a shy, exemplary, does-nothing-wrong A-student all her life. The upcoming senior trip, a two-week exchange program with the high school in the quaint little town of Ennis, Montana, might be just what Emily needs to break out of her shell, find out who she really is and unearth the courage to pursue her dream of studying overseas at the Unive... read more

Winter Sky (New Horizons Book 2)

Ally MacWilliams

After months apart, seventeen-year-old Emily Hoffmann is thrilled to be reunited with Ben, her American crush, whom she met during her time in Ennis, Montana. Ben cannot believe his luck; when he and his classmates arrive in Feldbruck, Austria, for their study-abroad program, Emily’s family is hosting him. Two weeks together at last! Things could not be any better for the couple.After a few da... read more

After months apart, seventeen-year-old Emily Hoffmann is thrilled to be reunited with Ben, her American crush, whom she met during her time in Ennis, Montana. Ben cannot believe his luck; when he and his classmates arrive in Feldbruck, Austria, for their study-abroad program, Emily’s family is hosting him. Two weeks together at last! Things could not be any better for the couple.After a few da... read more

Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds (The Amazing Adventures of Andy McBean) (Volume 1)

Dale Kutzera

Andy McBean is struggling to survive Middle School in the soggy hills of the Pacific Northwest. He’s messy, fearful of bullies, and hates the rain. Having spent much of the last year in the hospital battling leukemia hasn't helped. Then one night a meteor storm devastates the county, cutting off power and communications. One giant boulder crashes into his neighborhood, skidding to a halt right... read more

Andy McBean is struggling to survive Middle School in the soggy hills of the Pacific Northwest. He’s messy, fearful of bullies, and hates the rain. Having spent much of the last year in the hospital battling leukemia hasn't helped. Then one night a meteor storm devastates the county, cutting off power and communications. One giant boulder crashes into his neighborhood, skidding to a halt right... read more

Grandma and Me: A Kids Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Beatrice Tauber Prior Psy.D., Mary Ann Drummond RN

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Gail Macgregor

This is my first experience of having a manuscript edited and I really didn't know what to expect. Jenny gave me feedback that was extremely helpful - I had issues with some parts of my manuscript and didn't know how to improve them, but Jenny had the answers. She is professional, supportive and definitely knows what she's doing. I am still working with her and she has made the whole process so...

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Gail Macgregor, June 2018


Kristen Roberts

Jenny's feedback was really helpful. She took time to craft an overall assessment of my work and provided me with encouragement and fresh ideas. She also provided thoughtful edits directly into my manuscript which I loved. She has definitely pointed me in the right direction to help me strengthen my story.

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Kristen Roberts, April 2018


Reesa Guerra

Jenny's critique was extremely helpful and she's fantastic to work with. I've already greatly improved my chapters with her suggestions and she got the job done quickly. To be honest, I didn't shop around for editors because she seemed to be a good fit and I was right.

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Reesa Guerra, January 2018

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