Sylvia Mendoza

Developmental Editor and Award-Winning Journalist

Earning numerous awards for “Excellence in Journalism,” Sylvia writes about inspirational agents of change, women’s issues, education, activism, family and travel. Books include the classic collection of mini-biographies, The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength and Success and Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography for middle school readers. Both earned 1st place in their respective categories at the International Latino Book Awards.


Sylvia Mendoza truly believes in the power of the written word. As an award-winning author and journalist, she has written more than 500 articles for a variety of publications and has six books to her name. As a developmental editor, she takes her clients’ projects to the next level of creative and professional expression, while staying true to their vision and voice.

Sylvia’s belief that every person has a story to tell shapes her relationship with her inspiring clients who write creative nonfiction, motivational, inspirational, self-help, and more. Committed to excellence, she edits projects with care, respect, and skill to make them the best they can be—so clients are better prepared for publication options.

Raised a Navy brat, she lived in different versions of paradise like Hawaii, Guam, San Diego, and, later in life, Puerto Rico. Being uprooted often, her constants were reading, writing, and learning about different cultures and the fine art of people watching. This combo launched her passion for storytelling and has never wavered.