Owen Gregory | Full Cream Milk

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Location Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
Web fullcreammilk.co.uk
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Kocurek and Payne: Ultima and Worldbuilding in the Computer Role-Playing Game McLaughlin and Robbins: Tania El Khoury’s Live Art: Collaborative Knowledge Production David J Mattingly: Between Sahara and Sea: Africa in the Roman Empire Understanding Privacy 32 to 33 Joaquín Rodrigo: Writings on Music Nora E Taplin-Kaguru: Grasping the American Dream Addy Osmani: Image Optimization Stephanie Rocke: The Origins and Ascendancy of the Concert Mass Elisa DeCourcy and Martyn Jolly: Empire, Early Photography and Spectacle: The Global Career of Showman Daguerreotypist J W Newland Cennydd Bowles: Future Ethics Richard Rutter: Web Typography

Skills and services

  • Copy editing
  • Line editing
  • Developmental/substantive editing
  • Editing non-native English
  • Page design/layout
  • Typesetting

Selected titles

Recent titles include:


  • arts, humanities, social sciences
  • all aspects of front-end web design and development
  • typography
  • technology
  • literature in English
  • English language
  • cultural studies
  • orchestral music and instruments, particularly oboe and cor anglais
  • musical notation


  • Books
  • Multi-author books
  • Manuals
  • Online materials
  • Magazines
  • Typesetting
  • Websites/blogs
  • Sheet music


  • Development Editing: Fiction Theory (Liminal Pages), 2023
  • Introduction to Fiction Editing (CIEP), 2021
  • Word for Practical Editing (CIEP), 2021
  • Copy-editing 3: Progress (SfEP), 2019
  • Copy-editing 2: Headway (SfEP), 2018


Routledge • Smashing Media AG • NowNext Press • Content Design London • Ampersand Type


  • BA in English Studies
  • MA in Writing (Distinction)

Specialised software

  • Affinity Publisher (layout and publishing)
  • MuseScore (music notation)


I am remarkably grateful for the diligence and perseverance of the copy editor in resolving so many issues in what is a monster of a bibliography. It will be a great resource to others as a result of this work.

David J Mattingly (University of Leicester)

At the beginning of the year, Owen was tasked with turning my filthy rough draft into a proper book. For Owen, that required a forensic examination of every letter in a 47,000 word brain dump. But it also required getting to grips with some very complex subject matter, on the fly, to a point where he could challenge the narrative as opposed to just reading it. He did all of that with ease. And none of you will stand so tall, because finally, if you’re me, you know you’ve got the right editor when they recognise all the lyrics you’ve embedded in the text. This is me we’re talking about. That is a lot of song references, people. I mean, does it get any better than that? No. Boom. Sorted. Shipped. Published.

Heather Burns (tech policy wonk)

Owen’s first edit of my first fiction book, 32 to 33, was transformational. The suggestions for layout, format and presentation made the manuscript much easier to manage, saving time and frustration. He clearly sorted out things which needed to be fact-based (postcodes in Lyon; medical conferences in Miami), to which I'd paid insufficient attention, from the fictional central premise. In response to his comments on how a reader would follow the trajectory of the story, I changed from a character-based structure to a chronological one, something I’d dithered with for months. I added in two new storyline elements he said would enhance the plot’s credibility. Transformational. A second edit was, of course, more routine but necessary for me. And after both of these, a few more tweaks and the ‘publish’ button on KDP got pressed.

Sula Murray

We are extremely grateful for all the work Owen did to make the manuscript of our book ready for typesetting and publication. It is a far better book because of his meticulous scrutiny of every aspect of it.

Raymond Calcraft

At a time when cutting corners to cut costs seems to be becoming the order of the day in academic publishing, Owen Gregory was a breath of fresh air. Not only did he do all of the technical tasks expected of a copy editor, he also demonstrated initiative (e.g. investigating the norms of my discipline rather than simply asking me to dictate what I thought was correct), engaged intellectually with the content (e.g. showing where I had contradicted myself), communicated effectively, and met final deadlines. By the end of the process, Owen had earned my full trust and respect. I look forward to working with him again.

Dr Stephanie Rocke (University of Melbourne)

Owen’s copyediting of our manuscript was thorough without being invasive. His edits were undertaken promptly, and we quickly developed a pattern for working across different time zones. Owen is a clear and receptive communicator, in both email correspondence and in-text suggestions. He quickly accommodated the historic terms particular to our topic and focused his corrections on errors rather than intervening in the cadence of our writing. His attention to detail demonstrated a real care for our book. I have no reservation in recommending him as a copyeditor. Indeed, I hope to work with him again in the future myself.

Dr Elisa deCourcy (Australian National University)