Howard Walwyn (Prism-Clarity)

Professional Member
Location Royston, Herts
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)
  • 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.


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.

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)