Rhodri Owen

Rhodri Owen – Editor

Friendly copy editor/proofreader/editorial assessor who enjoys working with fellow writers to help unlock their book's potential.


I'll protect the writer's voice, help to strengthen their ideas and get their book in the best shape for publication. I have a sense of humour and believe communication is key. Since 2006 I have freelanced for indie publishers in Wales like Gomer Press, Y Lolfa, Graffeg, Alcemi, Parthian/Library of Wales and Honno. I have worked as a journalist, PR and web producer for the BBC and newspapers. I'm the author of four non-fiction titles and my first novel, Delilah, was published by Gomer Press in 2019, so I have seen the publishing process from both sides and know the value of a sensitive and accurate second pair of eyes on any manuscript.
Biographies & Memoirs Nature Sports & Outdoors
Children's Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime
English (UK)

Work experience


Apr, 2006 — Present

I've worked with a number of Wales-based indie publishers, including Gomer Press, Y Lolfa, Graffeg, Alcemi and Parthian.

BBC, Western Mail, Wales on Sunday

Sep, 1987 — Dec, 2015 (about 28 years)

During this time I worked at the BBC as a broadcast journalist, a web content producer and as a press and publicity officer. I was also employed as a journalist for the Western Mail and Wales on Sunday newspapers.

Rhodri has 11 reviews





John W.

John W.

Mar, 2024

My third collaboration with Rhodri and as always, professional, sound and reliable edit of my work. The next manuscript will be heading towards him very soon.
Linda M.

Linda M.

Jan, 2024

Rhodri did a terrific job for me. Punctual and to the point, he gave me a clear direction on how to improve my novel and he provided me with insightful comments. Following his helpful suggestions and advice, my story is now polished and tightened, and has a more natural flow. What can I say more? Only that I enjoyed working with him and I would recommend his services without hesitation. Thank y...
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Graham S.

Graham S.

Jan, 2024

I'm afraid my wife has been seriously ill throughout my work with Rhodri which has curtailed my enthusiasm in truth. Rhodri did an excellent job as far as I can see and I am completely satisfied. Thanking you, Graham Sheppard
ian M.

ian M.

Dec, 2023

I am so glad I picked Rhodri to edit and proofread the book, it's been a steep learning curve but he helped so much and has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend Rhodri to anyone 😊
John W.

John W.

Nov, 2023

Yet again, I am delighted with the work produced by Rhodri—first class and exactly what was described and responsive to my needs. I will use this professional again and highly recommend his service.

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