James Wallis

James Wallis - Editor

Puck, Poland

A non-fiction editor and proofreader with over two decades’ experience.

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I’m James Paul Wallis (call me James), an editor and proofreader with over two decades’ experience in the publishing industry and a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders (CIEP).

I work as a freelance editor and proofreader, offering services to individuals, publishers and other companies. I specialise in non-fiction, in particular science and maths, but work on a wide range of materials.

My career began at one of the UK’s most popular educational publishers, planning, writing, editing and designing maths, science and language books for schools. I later spent a decade in B2B magazines, including serving as editor of an international air rescue magazine (combining aviation and medicine).

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

James Paul Wallis

freelance editor and proofreader

English (UK)
English (US)
Education & Reference
Math & Science


  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, University College London
  • Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders, 2022

Work experience

Freelance editor/proofreader

December, 2017 – Present (about 5 years)

Working for a range of clients from educational publishers to academic authors to industrial chemical producers, correcting text and preparing documents, including developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading.


Voyageur Publishing & Events
July, 2007 – December, 2017 (over 10 years)

Editor of AirMed & Rescue Magazine since launch, a trade title with a global audience

Interim editor of International Hospitals & Medical Tourism (2016-2017)

Commissioning industry professionals and freelance writers to produce a range of content from feature articles to opinion columns and profiles

Copy-editing and proofreading to house style

Daily news sourcing/writing to update

Writing feature articles, news analyses, editorial comments and more


CGP Books
November, 1998 – April, 2003 (over 4 years)

Contributed to 70+ schools titles on a range of subjects from early learning to A-level, including maths, science, languages and geography.

Managed and led projects, working to deadlines and ‘time budgets’, including book ranges with multiple internal and external authors.

Developed and commissioned new products, writing detailed content plans down to page level, designing page style and functionality, to match for example GCSE specifications and the KS1/2 science scheme of work.

Creating content (text and images), from individual chapters to complete books, to house style.

Editing pages created by team writers and outside authors.

Proofreading books prior to printing.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

CGP Study High School Biology Program

Chriss Dennett, James Wallis, Dominic Hall, Roger Jarman, Suzanne Worthington

James has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Niousha Roshani
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 Roshani, October 2022

James Wallis
Thanks Niousha! I really enjoyed working on this project.

Reply from James Wallis

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