Louise Bolotin Freelance Editor
I’m Louise – hello!
I’m a journalist and copy-editor with a few decades’ experience under my belt. I started out as a music journalist on a regional listings magazine, at the tender age of 16. I became a magazine subeditor a decade later and have worked mainly as an editor since then – for publishers, businesses, the press, independent authors and doctoral students. I have been freelance since 2005.
I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, and abide by its Code of Practice. I am a member of Manchester and Salford branch of the National Union of Journalists and the branch officer for freelances and training. You can also find me on LinkedIn.
As a widely published feature writer, I’ve written on technology, TV, sustainability/green issues, consumer/lifestyle, culture, media, business, food, finance, disability and social issues etc.
I’ve written for a very diverse range of publications in recent years – The Guardian, The Observer, Daily Telegraph, Intelligent Sourcing, Best, Big Issue in the North, Fabulous, Screenjabber, Candis, New Consumer, Sweet, Your Home and Skin Two, to name just a few. In April 2010, I co-founded Inside the M60, an independent news site for Manchester. Over the course of a year, I delivered a lot of scoops and helped give more established local media a run for their money.
I occasionally review the papers and participate as a panel guest on radio chat shows: Radio 5 Live (Victoria Derbyshire and Tony Livesey’s shows), BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Merseyside, TalkSPORT (Late Show with Ian Collins), BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC NewsWatch, DM Digital TV. On air, apart from reviewing the newspapers. I have discussed everything from welfare reform and business networking and epilepsy to regional news provision and my crying habits via MPs’ expenses and memories of my impossibly glamorous grandmother.