Compliance, Proofreading and Editing


Judy Coverdale Webber MICA

 Always recognising the importance of best practice and striving to be the very best compliance professional that I can be.  Ethical excellence is integral to this approach. The integrity and effectiveness of compliance is founded on independence of thought and judgement…

Professional member of the International Compliance Association and The Society of Editors and Proofreaders.



I have worked in the UK Private Banking world for 17 years, 15 of those in Compliance. 


Previous Employers


What My Clients Think

I had the pleasure of working with Judy for over 5 years.  Judy’s great quality is that she never forgets that Compliance is about people, and that shows in the way she approaches her work, with care, commitment and passion.  This was demonstrated particularly in her work on Training and Competence, where she didn’t just point people to the right exam or course, but guided them and helped them on their way.  Her technical knowledge in the areas she was asked to concentrate on, such as Financial Promotions and client categorisation was excellent.  Judy also showed the three qualities essential for any Compliance Officer: tenacity, attention to detail and moral courage.

Judy recently completed a monitoring project for us on a consulting basis.  She demonstrated all the qualities I have mentioned above, completed all the assignments on time and together with one of my team, delivered an excellent report, which was well received by the business.  In a short space of time, she integrated well with the team and the firm and was excellent to work with.

David Maxwell, Head UK Risk & Compliance at Stonehage Fleming



I have extensive experience in financial and legal editing and proofreading.



  • Providing regulatory advice
  • Financial promotions expert across all mediums
  • Cross Border Rules and Guidelines
  • Training and Competence
  • Senior Managers Regime / Approved Persons
  • Client Due Diligence
  • Monitoring and testing
  • FCA Regulatory reporting


  • Working on edited text in the final layout
  • Correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Ensuring all page elements are consistent, placed correctly and style decisions applied
  • Tables and illustrations consecutively numbered and placed correctly
  • References and citations correctly formatted
  • Index formatted consistently
  • Minor changes for sense


  • Checking content and structure
  • Reworking text to help it flow and avoid repetition
  • Ensuring consistency
  • Checking accuracy and anomalies
  • Flagging any potential legal issues
  • Checking illustrations, graphs and tables
  • Clarifying meaning
  • Transforming legalese