From the big picture to the tiniest detail, I collaborate with you to make your story shine. My mission is to guide you toward the best possible version of your writing while respecting your voice and vision. I offer developmental and line editing, manuscript evaluations, and a variety of other editorial services.
"I've worked with dozens of editors in a long journalism career that includes 17 years on staff at the Wall Street Journal, and I would say Jenny Bartoy is among the best editors I've encountered. She is savvy, serious, and thorough, but also has a sense of humor. She made me look good by gently pushing me to take a second pass at stretches of writing that could shine brighter."
"Jenny Bartoy is an exceptionally talented editor. She has provided insightful and detailed notes on my manuscripts that helped bring them to the next level. I would recommend Jenny as an editor to any writer at any stage of their career."
Author, Business Strategist, Speaker
"Jenny Bartoy transforms my writing.
She clearly explained how my book could improve and helped me revise content to better support my goals. I work with her every chance I get. She cares about my message, thoroughly reviews every aspect of my drafts, and teaches me to increase impact by simplifying and clarifying."
Independent Curator, Freelance Writer
"Throughout my writing career in museum exhibits and magazines, I can pinpoint a small number of people who have left an immense impression on my style. Jenny Bartoy is one of them. She takes editing to the next level, with a keen eye for cultural sensitivity, accuracy, and ethics. She knows when to crack a joke and never fails to put a smile on my face. Above all, she creates a supportive editing environment that allows writers to feel comfortable with experimenting and stretching themselves for the better."
Art Director, Designer
"Along with a clear and easy communication style, Jenny brings to her work unrivaled organization, efficiency, and attention to detail. Her skill in project management helps bridge the gap between writing and final production. Her responsiveness and work ethic ensure that projects stay on schedule. To say that Jenny gives each project her all is an understatement."
Editing Instructor, Sr Production Editor
“Copyediting is fastidious work that requires a high level of reading comprehension, close attention to detail, and respectful communication with the author, all skills at which Jenny excels. She is extremely conscientious, hardworking, and organized, always seeking ways to improve so that she may be of best use to authors and their projects. Jenny is a committed, serious student of language and communication and I cannot recommend her highly enough for editorial work.”
Creativity Coach, Author,
"Collaborating with Jenny on magazine articles was extra fun because she has a strong sense of humor and lightness to her editing. Even as we worked hard to perfect each piece, we laughed about our work and life. The result was clean, crisp articles that have a strong voice. I would work with Jenny again in a heartbeat!"
“Jenny has brought a fresh eye to my novel. She identified several key plot and character issues that I could not see myself. I'm now in the middle of a major rewrite based on her editorial insight. I am filled with new hope for my story.”
"Jenny pitched in to help me get out from under a nonfiction book project that just seemed to get bigger the more we worked on it. She was thorough, meticulous, and speedy, and my client was happy with the end result. I highly recommend Jenny for your editing needs."
“My experience with Jenny Bartoy helped me focus on the things that matter, mainly how does the reader experience the story? Jenny's advice, pep talks, reworking of sentences, and reminders of where readers might be confused were invaluable. She really knows how to take your work to the next level.”
Short Story Writer
"The edits Jenny made regarding story organization really heightened dramatic impact in key scenes. She gave me clear and consistent grammar edits throughout, leaving me room to make stylistic choices. I wouldn’t hesitate to ask her to edit my work again."
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