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Jenny Bowman | Elance
 
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Jenny Bowman

writer - editor - children's literature specialist
   United States
  |   Ocean Isle Beach, NC
  |  10:04 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

I am a full-time freelance writer and editor and have received professional training at the graduate level in Creative Writing, specializing in writing and critique for Children & Young Adult Literature. In addition, I have done editing and critique work for a variety of genres, from business writing to cookbooks, self help to poetry, adult fiction to picture books. I specialize in all genres for children and self help.

My training has taught me to craft language in creative ways in order to produce well rounded, thorough, and engaging...

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Jul 7, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
Jun 27, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Jun 25, 2014|Children's Writing|Private|Working
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Portfolio

Content Editor for Why Can't I Be Me: Understanding and Rising Above the 'Fake it to...
Real Estate Sample
Content Editor for Faceplant! Lessons for When Life Trips You Up
Content Editor - Eat Like a Farm Girl: 3 Ingredient Plant Based Recipes
Content Editor - Lit From Within: the Sacred Path to Healthy Self-Esteem and Permanent...
Content Editor - The Mailbox Adventures Series: Tempest Over Tahiti
Content Editor - Finding Big Mo
Writer for FLOP FEET NATION, an online publication about beach living.
http://www.flopfeet.com/
Writer for FLOP FEET NATION, an online publication about beach living. Regular...
http://www.flopfeet.com/summers-twilight/
Content and Substantive editing for The Mailbox Adventures Series
http://www.gsmcclellan.com/chapter-bks.html
Developmental Editor - How to Find the One: A short & concise dating guide for...
http://www.amazon.com/How-To-Find-The-One-ebook/dp/B00H7987A2/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_d_1
Content Editor - For the Love of French Toast
http://www.amazon.com/Love-French-Toast-Michele-Toland-ebook/dp/B00H36RKXO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1386684032&sr=1-1&keywords=for+the+love+of+french+toast
Editor for 'Arthur and the Elephant', a children's picture book.
http://campbellfiona.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/step-1-get-an-editor-really-do-i-have-to/
Content Editor - Purpose Finds His Gift
http://www.amazon.com/reader/1483694534/ref=rdr_sb_li_hist_1&state=01111
Developmental Editor and Proofreader for Exploding Endings 1
http://http://www.amazon.com/Exploding-Endings-Tim-Harris-ebook/dp/B00C6C97LI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394566425&sr=8-1&keywords=exploding+endings
Developmental Editor and Proofreader for Exploding Endings 2
http://www.amazon.com/Exploding-Endings-2-Tim-Harris-ebook/dp/B00CUIA4KG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394566425&sr=8-2&keywords=exploding+endings
Developmental Editor for Arthur and the Elephant
http://campbellfiona.wordpress.com/books/arthur-and-the-elephant/
Developmental Editor - fiction/scifi/fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/An-Unnamed-Adaption-Trilogy-Book/dp/1491800186
Developmental Editor - YA, fiction thriller
http://alcrouch.com/guardian-series.cfm
Writer for Southport Magazine - Savor Section
http://southportmag.com/delicacy-of-the-north/
Writer for Southport Magazine
http://southportmag.com/evening-well-spent/
Blog Article - St. James Plantation I write 4 articles monthly for the St. James...
http://www.stjamesplantation.com/retirement-community/st_james_plantation_tennis_trend/
Blog Article for St. James Plantation I write 4 articles monthly for St. James...
http://www.stjamesplantation.com/coastal-community/best-places-to-visit-for-summer-fun/
Blog article for St. James Plantation I write 4 articles per month for St. James...
http://www.stjamesplantation.com/retirement-community/summer-entertaining-recipes/

Skills (8)

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Children's Writing
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2010 Test
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Resume Writing
Resume Writing Skills Test
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Phone Support
Telephone Etiquette Certification
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Developmental Editing

Service Description

Children's Literature:
I will help you bring your ideas to life! With a focus on age appropriateness, strong story structure, and character driven manuscripts, I can provide needed services from early concept to finished manuscript. My training and expertise in the field spans easy readers and picture books up to young adult novels and poetry.

Self help/Personal Development
Seasoned in the genre not only do I offer standard editing services, but I advice my clients on genre standards and content clarity. While bringing manuscripts to completion, I have a knack for surfacing the authors voice so that readers will connect to the book and feel comfortable in seeking advice from the author through words.

Editing:
I have edited and critiqued hundreds of creative manuscripts in a variety of genres from children's literature to adult non-fiction to poetry. As a creative writer myself I am in tune with preserving the authors original tone and voice while editing a manuscript in a thorough and provocative way, leaving my clients with a manageable critique. Editing and critiquing can include a range of services from simple grammar and punctuation detail to conceptual encouragement and assessment. I specialize in developmental editing.

Poetry:
Trying to find the right beat? Let me help you weave figurative language through strong applicable knowledge of cadence, texture, imagery, and tone. With a natural talent for finding rhythm in words, I will be able to guide you from...

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Education

Campbell University
Bachelor of Arts English Literature
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Hollins University
Masters of Fine Arts in Children's Literature
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Keywords

Children's Literature
Creative Writing
Editing
Article Writing
SEO
Children's Books
Developmental Editor
Content Editor
Self Help
Personal Development
Picture Books
Editor
Picture Books
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