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Wendy Lap

Wendy spent most of her working life behind a desk in various stakeholder management and data insight roles, including Data and Insight Manager for BSkyB and Database Manager for Children 1st (formerly RSSPCC). Since receiving a diploma with distinction from Trinity College London in Speech and Drama, she gradually increased the balance of work towards the arts. In July 2021 she became a full time creative freelancer, dividing her time between voiceover work and writing. Her plays have been produced on stage and she has self-published a book of short sleep stories. You can regularly hear her voice on television and radio advertisements and she has recently been selected as the voice of Highlands Rewilding.

Voice Work

Wendy has been recording professional voiceovers and providing voice acting services since 2016.  She has built up a catalogue of audiobooks on Audible and various other platforms. Wendy's voice can be heard on a number of television adverts and promotional videos, some of which are featured on her website. In addition, she voices educational training videos, radio adverts, video games and telephone IVR prompts.

Wendy is co-founder of Edinburgh Voiceovers and is organising a series of networking events for budding or experienced voice actors in the Edinburgh area. One of Wendy's passions is audio drama or audio fiction podcasting. She features in a number of these including a lead role in an ongoing serial drama. She is currently writing, directing and producing her own comedy series.

You can listen to Wendy's voicereels here.


  • HNC Management - Stevenson College, Edinburgh​​

  • Diploma in Speech & Drama - Trinity College London

  • Short Courses in:

    • Writing

    • Art

    • Drama

    • MS Office Applications

    • Database Software


Since completing her Diploma in Speech and Drama, Wendy has appeared in various roles on stage and screen including a stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

You can see a sample of her experience in this area here

Although she no longer actively seeks acting roles, she is fortunate enough to still receive invitations to appear in productions occasionally and every so often writes a small role for herself into her own creations.

Tools & Other Skills

  • Audacity Sound Production

  • Theatre Production​​

  • Staff Training

  • People and Project Management

  • Financial Administration

  • MS Excel (expert level)

  • MS and Google Office 

  • Business Objects & SQL


Other than writing (and narrating) a book of short sleep stories, Wendy's preferred writing genre is comedy.

In November 2021, Her compilation of short sketches 'Sauce and Hot Sauce' was staged in Edinburgh to a sell-out audience. And in the same month, a draft version of her play 'The Richard Osman Fan Club' was selected to be performed at Edinburgh's Page to Stage event. The feedback for this was so encouraging that Wendy went on to write and stage a longer version for a full three- week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022; receiving two four star reviews. You can read more about these theatre productions and access all of the full reviews here.

The pantomime 'Treasure/Cramond Island' has been written by Wendy to be performed by Cramond Drama Group in December 2023.


  • Drawing

  • Painting

  • Listening to Audio Drama

  • Reading

  • Dog walking

  • Learning Spanish

  • Spending time with my autistic nephew and learning about neuro-diversity


Whilst working for BSkyB, Wendy took up volunteering at a care home for elderly people with dementia; First as a social companion and latterly as a befriender to a wonderful lady with hearing loss and severe dementia. 

Whilst working for Children 1st, she trained an volunteered as a call taker for Parentline Scotland, answering phone calls and online messages from adults concerned about children's welfare.

Other Information
Wendy suffers from psoriatic arthritis, an autoimmune disease and is in receipt of disability benefit. She has deteriorating strength in her hands and suffers occasional flare- ups. 
Whilst not religious, Wendy is Jewish by birth. She considers herself working class.

Office Work

Wendy's career prior to creative freelancing was a mixture of administration, stakeholder management and data / insight roles. Her career as an office worker spanned over 30 years and during that time she has worked in roles such as; a legal office administrator, telecoms project co-ordinator, public sector product owner, for BSkyB, performance analyst, senior insight analyst and data and insight manager and for Children 1st (formerly RSSPCC), database manager & supporter care manager.

She finds the skills she learned in the corporate world invaluable as a freelancer and can navigate and interpret languages from both 'worlds' with ease.

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