Rhodri Owen

Rhodri Owen - Editor

Cowbridge, UK

Friendly copy editor/proofreader/published author who enjoys adult and kids fiction but knows his way around non fiction too. Happy to help.

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I'll protect the writer's voice but 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, Western Mail and Wales on Sunday. 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.
English (UK)
Biographies & Memoirs
Sports & Outdoors
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime

Work experience

Freelance editor and proofreader

April, 2006 – Present (about 16 years)

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
September, 1987 – December, 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.

Portfolio (16 selected works)


Siân Collins

Dead White

Gwen Parrott


Kean, Catrin

Half Time: The Autobiography

Owens, Nigel, Davies, Lynn

The Hills of Wales

Perrin, Jim

Reporter:An Autobiography

Fishlock, Trevor

Dial M for Merthyr

Trezise, Rachel

Roberto: Kicking Every Ball

Martinez, Roberto, Read, Peter

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