Mr James Wallis

Job title
Freelance editor/proofreader
Membership Grade
Professional Member

About James

I’m James, an editor and proofreader with over two decades’ experience in the publishing industry. I am a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA).

I work in UK and US English as a freelance copy editor and proofreader, helping individuals, publishers, and corporate clients make their text clear and consistent, ready for submission or publication. I specialize in non-fiction, working on a wide range of materials from books to corporate marketing materials, press releases, papers, and articles. Subject areas I have worked in include maths, life science, political science, insurance, aviation, medicine, and ELT and educational publishing.

My career began at one of the UK’s most popular educational publishers, writing and editing maths, science, and language books for schools. I later spent a decade at a trade magazine publisher, serving as editor of an international air rescue magazine (combining aviation and medicine) as well as working on health and travel insurance titles.

I’d love to hear from you to discuss how I can help with your projects.

freelance editor and proofreader


“I have worked with many proofreaders and editors and James is by far the best one I was lucky to collaborate with. He was flexible for me to submit some final additions and edits, was timely in his delivery and checked every detail for accuracy. I will be delighted to work with him again!”
Niousha R., PhDReedsy client

“One of our clients had her assignment rejected a couple times, but finally, after your proofing, it was accepted! Good Job!”
Paweł Dzierż

“James has been working as a proofreader for us and his work has been excellent throughout. He’s brilliant at spotting mistakes and has a very good feel for the English language. He works fast, and his comments are clear and concise. Last but not least, he’s also very nice to work with.”
Sonja KlugDirector and founder, Storydo


  • Language Course Materials
  • Websites/Blogs
  • Journals
  • Company Literature
  • Educational Materials
  • Magazines
  • Books


Freelance copy editor and proofreader since 2017

In-house pubishing experience:

  • Job title: Editor
    Company: Voyageur Publishing & Events 2007–2017
  • Job title: Editor
     Company: CGP Books  1998–2003


Past clients include Aptara, Savvas, Just Content, Educake, Pearson, Edgard, OCSiAl,, Fabrity


  • maths
  • life science
  • political science
  • engineering
  • information science and technology
  • modern foreign languages
  • medicine
  • aviation


BEng Civil Engineering

Specialised software

  • Microsfot Word
  • MathType
  • AdobeInDesign
  • Affinity Publisher



Associated skills

Disclaimer note

The CIEP Directory of Editorial Services should be considered a point of first contact and prospective clients must satisfy themselves that members are capable of the work on offer. The Institute cannot be held responsible for the quality of work provided by any member listed in the directory. The members themselves are responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of their entries in the Directory and the CIEP has not made any attempt to vet them. The institute cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the Directory. Inclusion in the Directory as a freelance does not necessarily mean that the member is self-employed as defined by HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions.


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