Luke Slater is a London-based freelance journalist, writer, proofreader and transcriber/audio typist. He has written for a variety of publications and websites including the BBC, Metro, Munchies, Caught by the River, Drowned in Sound, The Quietus and The Fly, amongst others. For more details on his areas of expertise, please see below. A selection of Luke’s work is available here.
Following on from an MA in Journalism from the London College of Communication, Luke worked as a music journalist for a number of years and had work published in a number of online and print publications. He also writes features for Vice’s food & drink website MUNCHIES.
Luke has a specific interest in music and culture from the Nordic region, and regularly writes about Norwegian culture for Norwegian Arts, on behalf of the Norwegian Embassy in London. He also writes artist biographies, and has done so recently for Ólafur Arnalds, To Rococo Rot and Highasakite.
Luke is a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and has completed training through the organisation. He is available for both proofreading and copy-editing work across a range of styles, from hard copy to on-screen. Get in touch for more detailed rates and queries.
As well as transcribing one-to-one interviews, Luke works as an audio typist for property services company Tenancy Transitions. The work includes typing, processing, laying out and proofreading inventory reports for a variety of clients and properties across Greater London. He is available for transcription commissions, please e-mail for current rates.
Luke worked as part of award-winning digital creative agency The Rumpus Room‘s social media team from July 2010 to early 2012. He worked on updating and maintaining the social media accounts for Coca Cola’s “burn” energy drink as well as the burn.com website.