Luke Finley Editorial is owned and run by me, Luke Finley. I offer a unique combination of editorial skills and experience and subject knowledge in other areas.
I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). I have hundreds of hours of experience in copy-editing and proofreading for publishers, charities, social enterprises, businesses and individual writers, and I’ve undertaken training with SfEP and the Publishing Training Centre.
Before launching this business in 2013/14, I had a career in social policy and community development in the voluntary and public sectors. This included writing or rewriting texts in fields such as anti-racism, community relations and community engagement: policy documents, project outlines, funding bids, public consultations, campaign publicity, etc.
Whether it’s been in my job description or not, I’ve always been the person others ask to check their spelling, grammar, punctuation and wording.
Further back, I got a First Class degree in Combined Studies in Arts (mainly in English literature and language) from Newcastle University. Before moving into the voluntary sector, I worked for two years in book publishing, overseeing editorial and production processes and doing some editing work.
Luke Finley Editorial is based in North Shields, at the mouth of the Tyne in North East England. I was born and brought up in this region and live here with my wife and son. I love running, reading and music, and the local coastline and countryside, some of which features on this site.
Take a look at the services pages of my site to see more about what I can do for you and your text.