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.
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Jenny is a fantastic editor! She gave my books the structural edits they needed, which helped lead to my first publishing deal. On top of her great service, she is a joy to work with. She is a wonderful communicator, be it through email or Skype. Highly recommended!
– Tim Harris – Author Exploding Endings Series – Penguin Random House Australia
Jenny is an excellent editor. She’s been a critical part of my success as a #1 New York Times Best Selling author. She worked closely with me on my middle grade novel Serafina and the Black Cloak, and the additional two books in the Serafina Series published by Disney-Hyperion. When I started working on my fourth book, Willa of the Wood, I drew upon her expertise and feedback once again. She provides highly detailed feedback, which I use to revise and improve my manuscripts. I find her suggestions to be insightful and very useful. Jenny is one of my go-to editors for improving and refining my work. I highly recommend her.
– Robert Beatty – Author Serafina and the Black Cloak – Disney-Hyperion
Jenny was very efficient, professional, and helped the flow and language of our children’s book.
– Casey Kemp – Shambhala Publications
Jenny Bowman provides high quality editing services and is a pleasure to work with. She has a clear understanding of what is needed to bring a project full circle and works with the author to deliver work timely, professionally and in line with author expectations. I have used Jenny for two books thus far and plan to use her again!
– Mary Ann Drummond – Author Grandma and Me – Morgan James Publishing
I am a full time editor with a primary focus on editing books for children.
Content writing, creative and article writing, copy editing for various in print and online publications.
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North Bruswick Magazine
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St. James Plantation
From Robert Beatty, the author of the award-winning Serafina books, comes a thrilling new #1 New York Times bestselling series for adults and young readers (8+). Set in 1900 in the Great Smoky Mountains, it's the story of an orphaned girl--gentle of heart, but brimming with the ancient forest powers of her people--who must struggle to survive in a changing world. Filled with the history, myste... 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'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
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
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!
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
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!
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
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 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
"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
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Copy editor and proofreader with 20+ years' experience in history, education, and sciences with Harcourt, RLPG, State House Press, and Wiley
Children's book and kidlit editor specializing in picture books, middle grade, young adult and graphic novels.