Martin Ouvry - Editor
Martin is a writer, editor, teacher and musician. He has twenty years’ experience as a writer, reviewer, manuscript assessor, structural editor, writing teacher, line-editor, copy-editor and proofreader.
His fiction has appeared in a range of world-renowned publications including Esquire, The London Magazine and New Writing (Picador). Martin has received numerous prizes for his work, including first- and final-year prizes for outstanding achievement in the School of English and American Studies (UEA BA), the Alumni Association prize for fiction (UEA MA), a Hawthornden Fellowship, two Arts Council writer’s awards, and a Wingate Scholarship in literature. He has taught widely, for the British Council, the Arts Council, at City, University of London, UEA, Holland Park School and elsewhere. He recently completed his novel Frugality with the generous support of Arts Council England.
WHY WE LOVE MARTIN
Martin’s sensitivity towards preserving an author’s unique voice makes him a true treasure of a line-editor.
WHAT MARTIN SAYS ABOUT EDITING
My philosophy is simple: I love helping writers through the editorial process because I love good writing. Top-notch editing requires not only exactitude, but also a special sensitivity for the writer’s unique voice. This affinity arises both from deep literary knowledge and a ‘musical’ understanding of the individual prose fiction voice.