Since 2015, I've worked with diverse writers in a variety of genres. I am grateful for my clients' trust and strive to develop lasting partnerships with them. You can read wonderful testimonials below.
For more information, please review my editing services and process, and contact me to discuss your project needs.
"I can’t recommend Jenny’s editorial services highly enough! She provided a thorough and thoughtful manuscript evaluation for my novel-in-progress. I so appreciated how she considered both the overall manuscript as well as finer details. Jenny was wonderful to work with; she was genuinely curious and encouraging about my work."
— Erin MacDonald
"Jenny is the writer whisperer. Her personal approach to the developmental edit allowed me to see gaps in my writing in a way that made sense in my head! Working with her helped me break the overwhelming undertaking of writing a novel into smaller, achievable steps."
— Britt McVicar
"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."
— Meg Cox, author and journalist
"Jenny is fantastic! I have used her services on different book manuscripts and she has consistently provided a scope of work, completion dates, and excellent edits. I highly recommend her."
— Tish Taylor, PhD, author of Fostering Connection: Building Social and Emotional Health in Children and Teens
"I love working with Jenny. She has all the qualities of a great editor — thorough, knowledgeable, detailed, and articulate — and also a warmth and humor that create an enjoyable experience. It's obvious she’s fully invested in the success of the writers she works with. I’ve worked with heavy-handed editors who micromanaged and tried to insert their own voice into the work. In contrast, I knew Jenny wanted my voice and ideas to shine. I’m looking forward to our next collaboration."
— Cameron Combs
"I am a new writer working on my very first novel. I am so glad I enlisted Jenny’s services for a developmental edit of my manuscript! Her suggestions were excellent and gave me great ideas for how to trim certain areas and flesh out others. I appreciate that she also took time to meet with me at the beginning and end of the project to discuss my goals as a writer, the themes in my work, and insights into the publishing world. Jenny is prompt, professional, and a genuine pleasure to work with."
— Sara Bateman
"As soon as Jenny and I had our first Zoom meeting, I knew I had made the right choice in editors. Jenny laid out her process clearly, stuck to our agreed upon schedule and delivered first-rate developmental and line edits, which were thoughtful and provided the perfect road map for moving forward with my memoir manuscript."
— Lori Nanan
"Jenny worked for me as a production manager, editor, and proofreader. She did stellar work in all areas of turning my writing project into a finished book. She proposed excellent graphic designers and publishers, created a production schedule, and helped me make decisions. Her editing was excellent, crisping up and clarifying my words. I'm very pleased with my book."
— Margot Mash, author of Mishmash: A Collection of True-ish Stories
"Jenny Bartoy is an exceptionally talented editor. She has provided insightful and detailed notes on my novel 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."
— Phil Van de Carr
"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."
— Rod Wallace, PhD, author of Drowning in Potential: How American Society Can Survive Digital Technology
"The manuscript evaluation that Jenny did for me was exceptional. She provided insight and feedback on my work, along with suggestions that helped me to tighten up the writing, creating a much better overall story. I highly recommend Jenny's editing services."
— Burl Battersby
"We are truly grateful for Jenny’s guidance and enthusiastic support as she edited the first manuscript of our debut thriller. The insight, candor, and constructive criticism she provided was exactly what we needed to turn our draft into a book worthy of publication."
— Pete M. and Tim D.
"Jenny 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."
— Laura Hopper, curator and writer, Sonic Stitches
"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."
— Janelle Frazier, art director, Oh So Graphic
"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. I cannot recommend her highly enough for editorial work.”
— Julie Van Pelt, senior production editor, editing instructor at the University of Washington
"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!"
— Jenni Grover, author and wellness coach for makers
“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.”
— Eric Ford, PhD, author and professor of Medical Physics
"Jenny has been a godsend! She takes the time to understand the objectives of my content and works with me to create a clear message that prompts my prospective clients to take action."
— Sara Sherman, author and IDD consultant
"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."
— Jennifer Stevens, editor, Goode Edits