Lisa Sinclair

Lisa Sinclair Editorial Services
Job title
Editor, Proofreader and FR–EN Translator
Membership Grade
Professional Member

About Lisa

I'm an experienced copy-editor, proofreader and editorial consultant for academic publishers and authors in the Humanities. With a decade of experience in academic publishing, I've worked both in-house in various capacities and as a freelancer, giving me valuable insight into editorial and production processes from multiple perspectives. As well as copy-editing books and articles for publishers such as Cambridge University Press and Routledge, I also regularly review samples by other copy-editors to provide feedback and prepare briefs for complex projects.

I have professional editing training from the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, a BA in French Studies from the University of London Institute in Paris and an MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies from the University of Manchester. Since achieving my MA I now also offer translation of academic texts, fiction, non-fiction and scripts from French to English.

I'm confident working with both UK and US English, as well as other regional variants such as Canadian and Australian English, and am familiar with style guides such as Hart's, Butcher's, Chicago Manual of Style, Harvard and APA. My portfolio can be viewed on my website.

In-house and freelance experience

Freelance since 2019

Senior Content Manager, Humanities Books at Cambridge University Press. 2018–2019.

Content Manager, Humanities Books at Cambridge University Press. 2016–2018.

Editor at The Lutterworth Press/James Clarke & Co. 2015–2016.

Assistant Editor at The Lutterworth Press/James Clarke & Co. 2014–2015.

Recent training

References (CIEP) 2022

Copy-editing 2: Headway (SfEP) 019


Cambridge University Press

Channel View Publications

Cornell University Press

Duke University Press

Harvard University Press

Ideas on Fire

Multilingual Matters


University of North Carolina Press

Vanderbilt University Press


biography and memoir, film, French studies, gender studies, history (modern), interdisciplinary scholarship, linguistics, literature, media studies, music, religious studies, theatre, translation studies


books, multi-author books, illustrated books, journals, theses and dissertations, magazines, newsletters


BA French Studies, University of London Institute in Paris

MA Translation & Interpreting Studies, University of Manchester


'Lisa skilfully identified errors and inconsistencies in a variety of languages.'

—Patrick Vincent, editor of The Cambridge History of European Romantic Literature

'Thank you for dealing with our text so well and so efficiently! Your sharp eye will have saved us from numerous embarrassments.'

—Ivana Djordjević, co-editor of Waldef: A French Romance from Medieval England

'Part of getting published is having a good editor to work with and Lisa was excellent!'

—Keith Crawford, author of Arthur Mee: A Biography

'Lisa was a tremendous help and support.'

—Ambrose Mong, author of Purification of Memory



Associated skills

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