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I’m an experienced writer, editor and proofreader, and I love language, communication and building enduring relationships with my clients.

My role is to help my clients articulate their ideas as effectively as possible in writing.

With an academic background in languages and literature, and a professional specialism in financial services and business writing, I welcome enquiries about a wide range of work, including:

– Fiction editing
– Academic work (dissertations, theses and presentations)

– Client communications
– Articles & website content
– Financial promotions and marketing material

– Funding applications
– Investment proposals
– Technical reports

Client testimonials and samples of work are available on request. If you have a project you’d like my help with, please get in touch for an initial chat.

Prism-Clarity is a freelance writing and editing agency, founded in March 2016 by Howard Walwyn, an experienced finance professional with over 30 years’ experience and an accomplished wordsmith, editor and proofreader. Prism-Clarity specialises in finance documentation – including risk, regulatory, strategy and governance documents, policies and procedures, web content, disclosure and board documents, technical, audit, project, training, promotional and marketing material, and manuals of all kinds.

Using his finance skills and experience as a platform, Howard also provides expert editing and proofreading services to other professional and academic clients: books, articles, reviews, web content, theses and dissertations, applications, funding bids, correspondence, job-related material , training, promotional and marketing material: in fact any form of professional or academic writing that needs high-quality professional review and improvement. Howard has a broad range of interests and general knowledge, and can apply himself to many fields including a wide range of sports, arts/music, local and national politics, the natural world, history/geography and psychology as well as his specialism in finance. Meticulous, reliable and professional. That’s Prism-Clarity.

* on-screen proofreading
* hard-copy proofreading
* website editing

Experience

Proofed Beyond Doubt is owned and run by me, Gordon R Hooper. I am a freelance proofreader and copy-editor and am a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). Highly trained and professionally qualified, I have completed a series of SfEP training courses as well as the Publishing Training Centre’s Basic Proofreading course, achieving a pass with merit. In addition, I successfully completed the SfEP proofreading mentoring programme.

Upon completion of my proofreading training, I set up Proofed Beyond Doubt in 2008 following a long career in the financial services industry. My extensive experience in business and personal finance makes me an ideal proofreader for material covering these areas, although I have a generalist approach and will consider all non-scientific subjects, with the exception of fiction or memoirs. I can proofread hard copy or on screen, and website validation is a speciality (checking content, links, interactive material and design).

The majority of my work consists of repeat business for clients in marketing agencies, the financial services sector, the property sector, manufacturers and other commercial enterprises, but I am always pleased to consider one-off jobs as well.

Specialist subjects

* banking
* business/business studies
* finance
* financial regulation
* personal finance
* marketing
* IT
* games and puzzles

Media

* corporate communications (magazines, brochures, reports, annual reports)
* government and consultancy reports
* magazines/newsletters
* children’s books
* games and puzzles
* websites
* IT user manuals

Recent projects

* reports on the oil and gas drilling industry, the UK’s railway infrastructure, the nuclear industry, and the engineering and IT sectors
* websites in the retail bank, investment bank, investment management and recruitment sectors
* a range of children’s books for two major UK retailers
* a range of adult and children’s games and puzzles for several major UK retailers
* business reports, white papers, magazines and product guides for companies in the financial services sector

What I offer

I am client-focused and flexible, have excellent organisational skills, am used to tight deadlines and am often able to accept smaller jobs at short notice for turnaround. Attention to detail, high-quality work, flexibility, adherence to deadlines and excellent customer service have all ensured that Proofed Beyond Doubt has grown rapidly, and I enjoy a high level of repeat business from satisfied clients.

Testimonials

‘As a consultant I am responsible for creating carefully researched reports for clients which may be published (in full or in part). Gordon has become an invaluable asset to my business where the timelines are tight, the expectations are high and discretion is essential. He is professional and collegiate and is able to work with reports where the material might initially be presented to him out of sequence.

Gordon also takes a keen interest in banking regulation and risk management, so he is the perfect ‘outside reader’ (and copy-editor) pointing out where clarification is needed, applying changes where necessary and supporting the continued evolution of my company’s style sheets.’

(ADM Risk, Regulation & Strategy)

‘I found Gordon to be thorough, meticulous and accurate. His work is well researched and shows a high degree of care and initiative in trying to ensure that details are correct, inconsistencies ironed out and errors found. He was quick, reliable and flexible … Equally he was very helpful and creative in generating ideas for the style guide.’

(A Rocha magazine)

‘Thank you for your help on the marketing white paper. The deadlines were very short, but your help made it a lot easier. I really appreciate your effort and flexibility.’

(Gloo Communications)

‘We commissioned Proofed Beyond Doubt to help check the functionality and user-friendliness of our online Small Business Management software, Moobiz, before its launch.

As well as recommending changes to make the wording on the help screens and error messages even clearer, Gordon also suggested ways of making some of the navigation and other functionality more intuitive …

We found Gordon to be very thorough and very flexible, and his feedback was clear and precise, with logical explanations and detailed solutions.’

(Mooloop web design)

‘Thank you so much for your thorough proofreading services. I now feel confident in handing in my clinical reports, knowing that they are completed to a very high standard. Grammatical errors were corrected, technical terms checked, inaccuracies highlighted and new legislation pointed out. A thorough, reliable service and extremely quick too. All in all, an excellent service. Many thanks Gordon.’

(Occupational Therapist)

‘I asked Gordon to provide editorial support for the production of a high-level strategy document. He delivered to a very tight deadline, working methodically and to a high standard.’

(Godwin Symons)

Many thanks to our clients for kindly giving their permission to publish their comments. For more feedback, see our testimonials page.

Telephone: 07599 835972
Website: www.proofedbeyonddoubt.co.uk