Ben Sumner

Ben Sumner – Editor

Editor/Writer with 20+ years' experience in B2B research/analysis and thought-leadership, popular science books, board games, music.

Overview

A professional writer and editor with more than 20 years’ experience, I’m currently Senior Editor with research and advisory firm Chartis Research. This role requires me to develop, write and edit a range of thought-leading content (reports,articles and presentations) covering the RiskTech and FinTech markets. Alongside this, I have worked in a freelance capacity, copyediting books (mostly popular science titles and biographies) and magazine articles.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Math & Science Music
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Languages
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2016 — Present

• Working with research analysts, I write and edit reports, articles, presentations and other thought-leading content, to deadlines, ensuring quality, readability and value for clients.
• As editorial lead, I am also responsible for overhauling Chartis’ production processes, and for developing the company’s house style and voice.
• I also liaise with parent company Infopro Digital’s production department, to ensure the smooth, accurate and timely publication of content within Infopro’s own processes.
• I also mentor and advise junior analysts on elements of style, structure and content development.

Longitude Research

Sep, 2015 — Jun, 2016 (9 months)

• I wrote and edited thought-leading stories and narratives, to deadlines, for a variety of clients from the technology, financial services and professional services sectors.
• Content included research reports, articles, points of view, and website and blog posts.
• I also helped to write and develop proposals of work for new and existing clients. This could involve extensive contact with external clients as well as face-to-face briefings.
• Longitude commissions original research, and I worked with clients to develop and write questionnaires, and analysed the data for strong narratives.
• I conducted extensive desk research for most projects, and interviewed external interviewees and stakeholders as required.
• Depending on the project, I could work with several different internal and external teams, allowing me to collaborate with a variety of people and roles.

Portfolio

Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, his contributions had a unique insight, eloquence, clarity, and mathematical power. His predic... read more
Alex Bellos, author of Snowflake Seashell Star, takes the reader on a tour of his favourite mathematical concepts to reveal the hidden numbers that underpin our everyday lives. In the course of his travels he explores the Ordnance Survey's obsession with trigo... read more
In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history – the story of mathematics. By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity bu... read more
Winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind the Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most o... read more
How math helps us solve the universe's deepest mysteries One of the great insights of science is that the universe has an underlying order. The supreme goal of physicists is to understand this order through laws that describe the behavior of the most basic par... read more

Ben has 17 reviews

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Gazmend C.

Gazmend C.

Dec, 2023

The best - I’ve had several collaborations with plenty of talented people but Ben remains number 1.
Gazmend C.

Gazmend C.

Jul, 2023

Ben know how to smooth things out, especially regarding my brutal style. He should have been a politician :)
Gazmend C.

Gazmend C.

May, 2023

A true professional! Always able to transform my emotional outbursts in a civilized, clear and comprehensive explanations.
Ben S.
:-) Thanks Gazmend! A pleasure as always...
Justin S.

Justin S.

Mar, 2023

Excellent and diligent -- we will definitely try to work with Ben again.
Ben S.
An enjoyable and straightforward project - thanks Justin!
Gazmend C.

Gazmend C.

Jan, 2023

Ben is simply irreplaceable for me. Hopefully we will continue to work together for a long time...
Ben S.
:-) Indeed - thanks Gazmend! A pleasure as always...

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