Shuna Meade: Course tutor
Freelance editor | Proofreader
Final Polish Editorial | Professional Member CIEP | Partner Member ALLi
I am a course tutor for the proofreading and editing course.
I am a Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Before I trained as a professional editor and proofreader, I spent 20 years living and working in London, including eight years in the music business at EMI Music International, where I helped integrate new EMI companies into the business.
I’ve been the unofficial proofreader in every job since graduating from St Andrews University in Scotland. (If St Andrews sounds familiar, it’s where Prince William met Kate Middleton – long after I was there, though!)
Over my career I’ve gained a breadth of experience across a number of sectors including the music industry, digital radio, music and film promotion, public relations, brand management, and more recently in tourism, real estate and resort development. I even did a stint as an English teacher in Guatemala, and provided UK base support for an expedition through Africa!
After moving to the Caribbean with my American husband, I began to write fiction, and creative non-fiction about life on a tropical island.
I set up my editorial business Final Polish Editorial in 2017 and specialise in editing fiction and creative non-fiction books, while providing editorial services for small business owners (blogs, websites, and any type of marketing collateral).
My clients include self-publishing authors, published indie authors, publishers, and small business owners. I’ve even edited the autobiography of a Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame member.