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About

I’m Owen Gregory, a copy editor. I fix sentences and paragraphs to help all kinds of writers get their words ready for publication.


I’m a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), working towards Advanced Professional status. This means I have the training, experience and knowledge necessary to achieve the higher levels of membership, and I abide by the CIEP code of practice.

Professional Member of CIEP

Experience

I started my copy-editing career in 2010, and have since worked with dozens of writers on their books, chapters and articles. I’ve edited books for small, independent publishers and self-publishing authors, and I’ve edited academic books in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Education

I have an MA in Writing (Distinction) from Nottingham Trent University. Prior to that, I studied for my BA (Hons) in English Studies at the University of Nottingham.

Training

  • Introduction to Fiction Editing (CIEP)
  • Copy-editing 3, Progress (Society for Editors and Proofreaders)
  • Copy-editing 2, Headway (SfEP)

Interests

As well as reading imaginative/​creative/​narrative non-fiction and literary fiction (and a slew of far more exciting books with my five-year-old son), I also read music: I play oboe and cor anglais with Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, ‘the finest non-professional orchestra in the land’.

Following a good stint as a web designer, I have specific expertise in all aspects of front-end web design and development. Over the past decade, this combination has led me to edit and copy-edit over twenty-five books for many well-respected figures in the web industry.

Full Cream Milk?

That's right. The business name has stuck around since my web designing days. When I moved into copy editing, it seemed a shame to lose it. It's fresh, wholesome, hearty, good for you — apologies to anyone with dairy intolerance (and vegans) — and delivered exactly when you need it, right to your doorstep.