|Location||Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK|
Experienced finance professional, copywriter, editor and proofreader of finance and other business content; especially risk, regulation, investment, model documentation. Budding fiction editor.
I set up my freelance business Prism-Clarity 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. I am currently in my second stint at HSBC working on a risk model documentation assignment.
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 different types of 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 and 2020 to date)
- 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, Galilei Investment Office, 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 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)
MA Economics (University of London)
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)