Experienced finance professional, writer, copy-editor and proofreader of finance-related documentation and other content for non-publishing clients. 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 writing, editing and training assignments for investment banks, regulators, wealth managers, industry organisations, consultancy firms and other agencies. I am looking to branch out into academic and trade publishing editorial work, and in 2018 completed my first book editing commission (for a European academic client). I am a visiting lecturer in Writing for Business at City, University of London, and am writing a book, 'Clear Business English in Financial Services', targeted for publication in 2019.
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 writer, editor and trainer, Prism-Clarity since 2016
Visiting Lecturer in Writing for Business, City, University of London since 2017
- 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)
Copy-editing Headway (SfEP: CE2) 2018, Proofreading Mentoring (SfEP) 2017, Copy-editing Introduction (SfEP: CE1) 2016, Proofreading Progress (SfEP: P2) 2016, Proofreading Introduction (SfEP: P1) 2016.
SfEP annual conferences: Wyboston Lakes 2017, Lancaster 2018.
Editorial & Writing: Financial Conduct Authority, Compliancy Services, Institute of Operational Risk, Carl von Ossietzky Universität (Oldenburg, Germany), FireDrake, Strabens Hall, Wilson & Wolfe, VTB Capital
Teaching: 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 Acrobat, 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)