Experienced finance professional, copywriter, editor and proofreader of finance and other business content; especially risk, regulation, investment, model documentation. Budding fiction dev editor.
I set up my company Prism-Clarity Ltd in 2016 after a 30-year banking career, which started at the Bank of England and ended at J.P. Morgan. I now do copywriting, editing and training for investment banks, regulators, wealth managers, industry organisations, consultancy firms, other agencies and private individuals.
Between 2017 and 2020 I was a visiting lecturer in Writing for Business at City, University of London. I am working on a book on writing clear business English.
I am branching out into developmental editing for indie fiction authors, and also looking to get more academic/trade publishing editorial work (non fiction).
Plain/clear English, copy-editing, proofreading, website editing, writing, editing non-native English, developmental/substantive editing, copywriting.
Online materials, websites/blogs, multi-author books, educational materials, journals, newsletters, manuals, company literature.
Freelance copywriter, editor and trainer, Prism-Clarity since 2016:
- Technical author, Global Risk Analytics, HSBC (2018-19)
- Visiting Lecturer in Writing for Business, City, University of London (2017-20)
- Director, Firmwide Market Risk, J.P. Morgan Europe (2014-16)
- Director, Risk & Regulatory Initiatives, VTB Capital (2010-14)
- Chief Operating Officer, EMEA Risk, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (2004-10)
- Other: MUFG (1999-2004), ANZ Investment Bank (1998-99), Bank of England (1985-98)
Development Editing In Practice (Liminal Pages) 2020.
Copy-editing Mentoring (CIEP) 2020.
Copy-editing Progress & Headway (SfEP: CE3 & CE2) 2019 & 2018.
Proofreading Mentoring (SfEP) 2017.
Copy-editing Introduction (SfEP: CE1), Proofreading Progress (SfEP: P2), Proofreading Introduction (SfEP: P1): all 2016.
SfEP annual conferences: Wyboston Lakes 2017, Lancaster 2018.
Editorial & Copywriting: HSBC, Financial Conduct Authority, Compliancy Services, Kepler Partners, Institute of Operational Risk, Carl von Ossietzky Universität (Oldenburg, Germany), Chantry Associates, FireDrake Consulting, Strabens Hall, Wilson & Wolfe, VTB Capital, private individuals
Training & Tutoring: City, University of London, Bank of England, Edgbaston Investment Partners, Hermes Investment Management, Strabens Hall, private individuals
Finance: Brexit, risk, regulatory, governance, strategy, consumer, fintech
Sectors: Banking, investment, insurance, media, government, education, technology
Academic: Language, writing, communication, economics, finance, literature, social anthropology
Other: Sport, arts, music, film, nature, charity, politics
BA English Language and Literature, MA Economics.
Adobe Pro, Wordpress (html)
…meticulous project management and editorial skills to help update key management documents in a consistent and professional style … his support and expertise are highly valued
Investment bank (NJ)
…great editing job in challenging circumstances, giving a coherent single voice to a complex paper written by five authors, taking into account numerous experts’ feedback … especially pleasing that he delivered the brief on time and budget despite its complexity
Risk institute (JT)
…looks fantastic and you did a great job at making seven people’s input look professional and seamless
Fintech consultancy (KR)
…you have been a lifesaver! The quality of work you produce is outstanding and I have had great feedback from drafters on the kind of queries you flag
Financial regulator (EH)
…very happy with your excellent work. The edits are thorough and thoughtful … will definitely recommend your services to others … you managed to let each author speak in their own tone and voice
Academic research co-ordinator (JK)