Lisa Sinclair

I'm Lisa, bibliophile, cryptic crossword champion and cat lover

Before taking the plunge as a freelance editor and proofreader in 2019, I spent five years working as an editor and project manager in the Editorial and Production departments of two academic publishing houses, most recently at Cambridge University Press, gathering expertise on a varied range of non-fiction titles. My insider publishing experience has given me valuable insight into the inner workings of academic presses and

their expectations. I have also recently cemented my editing expertise by taking the Society for Editors and Proofreaders' course Copy-editing 2: Headway, and have been accepted into the Chartered Institute

for Editors and Proofreaders as an Intermediate Member.

Books I have edited and proofread range from biographies to scholarly theological monographs and science-fiction novellas. My main areas of expertise are literature, media and film studies, music and theatre, and modern history. After living in Paris for three years during my degree, I also enjoy working with texts featuring French, and achieved the C1 CEFR level in reading and writing in the TEF exam in Spring 2019. 

Though my experience mainly lies in academic books, I have also worked on quite a few newsletters and magazine articles, and have dabbled in fiction. I always welcome a new challenge, so whatever you need edited or proofread, get in touch with the details and we can talk it over.

Got a manuscript, proof or other document crying out for a seasoned pair of eyes? Let's work together!