Lisa Mendes

Lisa Mendes - Editor

Kent, United Kingdom

UK-based fiction & non-fiction proofreader with a decade of London publishing experience. Meticulous polisher & typo spotter.

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Friendly, professional non-fiction and fiction proofreader/editor with 10+ years of experience. Specialise in technical, educational/reference and MBS (astrology in particular), as well as YA fiction.

Dedicated to adding value and making your manuscript as flawless and smooth flowing as possible.

Authored & edited three non-fiction books of my own so far, and have also worked with several London-based publishers, including Eddison Books, Duckworth and BPP Learning Media.

I also work as a researcher for biographical and historical books, my most recent project being 'Under the Rainbow' for the EW Cole Foundation in Melbourne, Australia.

Additional skills include: Picture research, Photoshop, eBook conversion

English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Education & Reference
New Age
Young Adult


  • B.Journ (Hons)

Work experience

Fiction proofreader

January, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

Proofreading young adult fiction for the Farrago imprint of this well-known London-based publisher

Academic/educational Proofreader (Freelance)

September, 2013 – Present (almost 9 years)

Proofreading a range of study texts and educational material for a London-based publisher who specializes in further education and professional development for the marketing, legal and accounting professions

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The New Astrology of Towns and Cities

Mendes (Ed.), Lisa, Wigglesworth, Harold

The Smiler Trilogy

Canning, Victor

Lisa has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Alan Hines
Working with Lisa -- my first time with Reedsy -- met all my expectations. She is prompt, clear and professional. Not only her proofreading but her overall editorial responses to my questions has brought my manuscript up to the level I had hoped for. Yes, I would work with her again.

Alan Hines, February 2022

Lisa Mendes
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, Alan. It was a pleasure to work with you too.

Reply from Lisa Mendes

César Reynel Aguilera
She brought my book to another level. She went beyond my expectations. I highly recommend her work. I look forward to keeping my collaboration with Lisa in the future.

César Reynel Aguilera, August 2021

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