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Martin Ouvry

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.

From us


Martin’s sensitivity towards preserving an author’s unique voice makes him a true treasure of a line-editor.

From them


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.

Genres Martin specialises in

Literary (Including ‘bookclub’)
Crime / Thriller / Action
Romance & Erotica
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Other Narrative Non-fiction
Subject-led Non-fiction

Client successes


“I could not have received a more thoughtful and helpful review. Martin’s feedback to me was specific not only as to the problems that needed to be addressed but also as to its strengths. Because of that I felt encouraged to make the novel as good as it could be.”

– Irene W.

"Thank you for your prompt delivery and detailed copy-edit. I'm incredibly pleased with your review which has helped me improve my own style and prepare for self-publishing. An additional thanks for going above and beyond by highlighting inconsistencies which any keen writers eyes would've missed!"

- Kristian J.

“I would struggle to find a writer of comparable talent in Martin’s generation.”

– Lee B.

“It was so easy. Martin corrected all my terrible failings in punctuation, mangled sentences, capitalisations, repetitions, and so much more. I now have a publishable MS and it was all done with two weeks rather than four. I can’t tell you how pleased I am!”

– Karen M.

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