Howard Walwyn (Prism-Clarity)

Advanced Professional Member
Location Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
Telephone 01284386121
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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 and 2020 to date)
  • Visiting Lecturer in Writing for Business, City, University of London (2017-20)

Finance career:

  • 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, Glasgow 2023.


Editorial & Copywriting: HSBC, Financial Conduct Authority, Exacta Translating Agency (Norway), Cosegic (Compliancy Services), Technology Holdings, Kepler Partners, Galilei Investment Office, The Book Edit (Novel Studio), Institute of Operational Risk, Carl von Ossietzky Universität (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 Wealth Management, private individuals


Finance: Models, risk, regulatory, governance, strategy, consumer, fintech

Sectors: Banking, investment, insurance, media, government, education, technology

Academic: Language, writing, communication, economics, finance, literature, social anthropology

Other: Fiction, sport, arts, music, nature, charity, politics


BA English Language and Literature (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)

MSc Economics (University of London)

Specialised software

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)