Jenny Bartoy

I specialize in developmental and line editing as well as manuscript critique and book coaching for fiction and creative nonfiction. Since 2015, I’ve forged lasting partnerships with diverse clients by demonstrating an enthusiastic investment in their success and delivering thorough and thoughtful work.

My editorial approach is rooted in compassion and honesty. 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. If you entrust me with your work, in return I want you to feel empowered to take it to the next level, on your terms.

I also provide editorial management services to individuals on the path to self-publication and to organizations seeking senior expertise. My career includes over fifteen years of creative project management in publishing, advertising, marketing, and more. I know how to take a book from concept to completion, with a steadfast focus on collaboration and excellence.

My writing has been published in a variety of literary and prescriptive publications and anthologies. An avid reader, I favor contemporary and speculative fiction, memoir, and mystery. I have a master’s degree in sociocultural anthropology from Columbia University and a certificate in editing from the University of Washington.

I grew up in France and returned to the United States as a teenager. I currently reside in the Pacific Northwest. When I’m not swimming in words, you can find me practicing yoga, stitching, gardening, or strolling rocky beaches with my family.


“Jenny Bartoy is among the best editors I’ve encountered.” — Meg Cox, author, former WSJ staff writer

“I can’t recommend Jenny’s editorial services highly enough!” — Erin MacDonald

“Jenny Bartoy transforms my writing. […] I work with her every chance I get.” — Rod Wallace, PhD, author of Drowning in Potential

“Jenny Bartoy is an exceptionally talented editor.” — Phil Van de Carr

“Jenny is fantastic! […] I highly recommend her.” — Tish Taylor, PhD, author of Fostering Connection

“The manuscript evaluation that Jenny did for me was exceptional.” — Burl Battersby

For more information, please visit my website or contact me. I’d love to work with you!

Tacoma, WA


Years in the field: 8
Years freelancing: 20


Jenny Bartoy