Louise Bolotin

Advanced Professional Member
Location MANCHESTER
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Telephone 07708 634135
Web www.louisebolotin.com
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Profile

I am a highly experienced copy editor and sub-editor, with 30+ years of experience. My editing specialisms include financial materials of all kinds, working with self-publishers (chiefly memoirs and non-fiction, but occasionally fiction) and cleaning up non-native English. I’m willing to tackle almost any subject and I work for both publishers and non-publishers. I also specialise in writing press releases and corporate publications. Client-focused, flexible, excellent organizational skills, used to tight deadlines. I work only on screen. Happy to work in-house locally.

I am also a freelance journalist, writing for various publications, and so understand how important your writing is to you.

Offering

  • on-screen copy-editing
  • subbing
  • on-screen proofreading
  • editing non-native English
  • editorial consultancy and critiquing
  • plain English
  • rewriting
  • website editing and content
  • corporate writing
  • ghostwriting and speech writing
  • journalism

Specialist subjects

Finance: banking, investment banking, regulatory, tax, accounting, fintech, blockchain, Brexit, journal articles and theses, general

Business: Brexit, B2B, e-business, management, blockchain

Fiction, memoirs, erotica - for print, e-books and Kindle

Culture: food, drink and recipes, popular music, gender studies and women’s issues, fitness and health

English as a foreign/second language (EFL/ESL)

Third sector: charities, housing, disability, human rights

Personal development: general, sexuality, relationships

Media

  • Books and e-books
  • Magazines and newsletters
  • Corporate literature
  • Press releases
  • Newspapers
  • Online content, websites, marketing

Recent clients

Congleton Chronicle, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Intelligent Sourcing Magazine, Hodder & Stoughton, Wolters Kluwer, Open Data Institute, Black Solicitors Network, Manchester City Council, Exacta Translations, Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Capita, Unbound Books, Bloomsbury, European Bank for Research and Development, Constable & Robinson, plus individual self-publishers.

Qualifications

BA Ord. English & Inter Arts 1988

City & Guilds Licentiateship (LCGI) in Editing Skills 2012

Recent training

  • SfEP conference 2019
  • SfEP conference 2018
  • SfEP conference 2014
  • InDesign CS6: Editorial (London College of Media and Journalism) 2013
  • Kindle Publishing (JCUK) 2012 
  • SfEP conference 2009
  • SfEP conference 2008
  • SfEP conference 2007
  • SfEP conference 2006
  • SfEP conference 2005
  • Introduction to Equity Analysis (BPP Hyperion) 2002
  • Brush Up Your Grammar (SfEP/SENSE) 1998

Testimonials

Massive thanks to Louise who has ploughed through a book two colleagues and I have written recently as subeditor and two rounds as a proofreader. If you're looking for someone to put that final polish on a book, I can recommend nobody more highly.

Guy Clapperton, Clapperton Media Associates (2020)

I'd been aware of Louise for a while before I had the chance to hire her as editor on a book I was writing. She proved she had a superb eye for detail and maximum flexibility for accommodating my fluctuating schedule and the book was upgraded instantly as a result. I therefore had no hesitation in asking her to sub-edit and proofread Intelligent Sourcing Magazine when I became managing editor the following year; she has proven herself efficient, friendly, proactive when it comes to making processes easier and she offers excellent value. I would recommend her wholeheartedly.

Guy Clapperton FPSA, Speaker, writer, media trainer

Louise has done proofreading and editing for us since 2012, and she has always been fast and done a good job, been willing to help and friendly. I can recommend her and her services to others.

Maria Danielsson, project manager at Exacta Translations (Sweden)

Louise was recommended and came top from among five other financial research specialist editors. Her company PlainText has provided an excellent service: always on time, discreet and often to very tight deadlines. She has been a pleasure to work with over the past 8 months and hope this relationship continues. Am delighted to recommend her for editing work.

Nick Louis, Partner at Avouch Capital UK LLP

I want to thank you enormously for the terrific job you have done. Your experienced input has taught me a lot (and humbled me a little, too). Thank you for persevering and getting this all done on time, it is really appreciated.

Niall Enright, SustainSuccess Ltd