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Louise Bolotin

Louise Bolotin

Freelance

Manchester

writer
Work History
  • March 2005 - Present

    Journalist, editor (owner)

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    Feature writing (journalism). Copy-editing, substantive editing, editing English as a foreign language, consultancy (editorial), copywriting, house styles, on-screen editing, on-screen proofreading, project management, rewriting, speech-writing, translating (French into English), web page/site editing, etc.

    Media covered: books, company literature, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, online materials, press releases, websites etc.
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  • April 2010 - April 2011

    Journalist, co-owner

    Inside the M60

    Independent local news for Manchester
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  • January 2010 - April 2010

    Journalist

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Generating feature ideas for Heather Stott show, pre-interviewing guests, writing cues etc.
    Developing news leads for Beswick at Breakfast, making packages. Responsible for coordinating coverage of 20th anniversary of the Strangeways riot, including the scoop of Lord Woolf talking exclusively to Radio Manchester on his role in the inquiry and report on prison reform proposals.
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  • August 2001 - February 2004

    Financial Editor

    ING Financial Markets

    As financial editor, I was responsible for fast and accurate editing of equity analysis reports on a daily basis, working with equity analysts based in more than eight European countries. Reports ranged in size from 1 to 90 pages and covered a huge range of industry sectors.
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  • March 1996 - August 2001

    Communications Officer

    European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam

    Responsible for producing the ECF newsletter three times a year (commissioning, writing, editing, overseeing production), writing and editing the annual report, providing in-house editorial services, writing company literature (brochures, web copy etc).
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  • January 1990 - October 1991

    Freelance subeditor

    Various

    Freelance subeditor at various consumer and trade magazines (inc. Auto Express, Screen International, The Journalist, Campaign, Best, Media Week).
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  • 1989 - 1989

    Editor

    The Public Ledger

    Editor of the UK's oldest daily newspaper (commodities).
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Education
  • BA Ord

    Bretton Hall, University of Leeds

    1984 - 1988