Aly Owen

Freelance writer at SIMPLE

Education: University College London (MA Publishing), University of Southern California (BA Creative Writing and Psychology)

Relevant qualifications

  • MA, Publishing, University College London
  • BA, Creative Writing and Psychology, University of Southern California

Professional background

  • Has been publishing for over 14 years, specializing in content around food, travel and leisure, relationships, psychology, mental health, arts, and social sciences
  • Commissioning editor for several award-nominated academic books


Aly Owen is an editor, copywriter, and publishing professional with over 14 years of experience in commissioning, writing, editing, managing, and publishing content. Before starting her own editorial and brand development business (AlyIteration Editorial), she worked in editorial and marketing departments at SAGE Publishing, Narrative Magazine, Phaidon Press, and Red Hen Press while also writing features, articles, and her own fiction for print and digital media.

From novels, short stories, and poetry collections to cookbooks, textbooks, and tech websites, she transitions quickly between different media and product types to tell the most effective and attention-grabbing stories for diverse global brands and audiences. With respect to the health and nutrition field, her focus surrounds mental health, gut health, and inclusive, health-promoting, and safe eating habits.

Outside of writing and editing, she moonlights as a pastry chef, K-pop and Latin dance enthusiast, avid kickboxer, and unofficial mom slash bougie cheese dispensary to her garden foxes.

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