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Lola Opatayo

2021

Profile

I am a freelance creative editor with a vast experience in editing and writing for digital and print publications. Throughout my 10-year experience, I have provided literary and content marketing services for corporate organizations, businesses and private individuals.

My strengths are developmental and copyediting. I ensure grammatical correctness, comprehension, proper content structure, effective style and tone, accurate spelling, referencing and suitable language use. By listening and regular feedback, I guide writers through the outflow of their creativity. This has resulted in the publishing of several publications and continuous patronage.

I also collaborate with digital marketing teams to ensure that marketing copies and other publications are SEO-compliant, facilitating their search engine visibility with readable, optimised content.

I am passionate about Africa, gender equality, culture and history, hence, the majority of my work reflects this. As a creative writer and writing coach, I am also passionate about storytelling (short stories and novels). Therefore, I teach beginner writers and collaborate with editor societies to foster the development of writers and editors.

My core work ethics are excellence, respect, confidentiality, open-mindedness and promptness, I approach every work in this manner. 

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Layout and design
  • Online editing
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Blogs
  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • E-books
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Africa
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Communications
  • Developing countries
  • Economics
  • Entertainment
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Religion and spirituality