About Jenny

children's book editor

Jenny Bowman is a creative writer and children’s book editor with experience editing books on the New York Times bestselling book and series lists, and books with international acclaim. Passionate about what she does, her children’s book editing capabilities will carry your stories to their highest potential. She received graduate training in Children’s Literature from Hollins University’s world renowned program, best known as the birth-place of one of the most celebrated children’s books of all time, Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown.

Having edited over a thousand books for children to young adults, Jenny is well versed in all genres of children’s literature. She particularly enjoys chapter books and middle grade novels plus stories that employ fantasy elements, humor or tales that represent her home state of North Carolina. She specializes in developmental editing for chapter books and middle grade novels. Working on such successes as author Tim Harris’s Exploding Endings series  and Robert Beatty’s NYT Bestselling Serafina series, Jenny skillfully helps author’s reach their dreams with each story she’s given.



“I was confident from the start that my manuscript was in expert hands. With a keen eye for plot details, consistency, and general structure, Jenny provided invaluable feedback and edits to help make my manuscript sing. Always professional yet encouraging, she seemed just as interested in the success of my project as I was. I highly recommend Jenny as your children’s book editor and will definitely use her again.”

– Cindy Shaw | Author/Illustrator

“Jenny is a fantastic children’s book 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

“Jenny is an excellent developmental 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

“I worked with Jenny on my debut novel LarkFall and it was a wonderful experience. It is hard to balance encouragement while critiquing a manuscript but Jenny has a gift for both. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any aspiring writer. Even after our contractual work was done she has stayed in touch and continues to offer support and guidance.”

– Andy Gallacher | Author/Journalist

“Jenny was a delight to work with, very professional, and helped make my middle grade novel significantly stronger. She clearly identified the weaker spots in the story and helped me know how to fix them. But she also pointed out the strengths which was encouraging. And she was dead-on right about both. I’ll definitely work with Jenny again…and again.”

– Geoffery Alan Moore | Author

“Jenny was very efficient, professional, and helped the flow and language of our children’s book.”

– Casey Kemp | Publisher

For a first-time author like me, Jenny’s guidance was game changing!

– Julian Reeve | Author/Speaker

“Jenny Bowman provides high quality middle grade developmental 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

“Jenny is incredible. She is warm and thoughtful in her collaborative approach. I learned a great deal from her and from the process. From start to finish she was a complete professional. She was quick to reply to any questions I had and returned edits in a timely manner. I would absolutely recommend hiring her to edit your project. She gently, but clearly, guided me through the process until the book was at it’s very best. Thank you Jenny, I look forward to working with you on the next project!”

– Ashley Crosbie | Author/Illustrator