Copyediting, copywriting and branding services for businesses and authors


Get your story out there, without stressing about commas.

Are you struggling with your written content and branding consistency?

You don’t need to leave it until you’re overwhelmed before you seek professional help – it’s really not as complicated or scary as you think.

I help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and authors, communicate effectively, with a no-bullshit, practical approach to their writing and branding.

Contact me to talk through what you need to stand out.

Sara Donaldson, Northern Editorial, copyeditor and copywriter for authors and businesses

Who the hell am I?

I’m an Advanced Professional member of, and tutor for, CIEP (the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading), with a background in information management, and trained in copywriting and creative writing. I help businesses and authors get their story out there. Without stressing about the commas.

I write, proofread and edit for the multiple-award-winning Dunnet Bay Distillers (Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka) and work with high profile companies, such as Cunard, P&O, Irish Ferries, Brittany Ferries and NorthLink, through my work with Lily and Ferry Publications. I’m proud to write for, compile and edit Lily Publication’s best-selling All Round Guide to the Isle of Man and their Island Kitchen cookery books.

CIEP Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading Advanced Professional Member
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“Sara has been a great resource for our business.”

– Martin Murray, Dunnet Bay Distillers

“Sara Donaldson’s edit was thorough, professional, and illuminating. … Honestly, I couldn’t be happier.”

Mysti Berry, Technical writer and award-winning author

As a business owner you know the need for outsourcing. You can’t do it all yourself or you’d never get your work done. My services, tailored around your needs, include editing, proofreading and writing, and maintaining consistency in your brand through editorial style guides and brand books. Basically I’m your go-to consistency consultant.

Have you written a book?

As an author you know that to look your best you sometimes need help. Pop on over to my Author Services page to see how I can help you. I specialise in historical fiction and non-fiction, but am always open to chat about your genre.