Copyediting and copywriting services for businesses and authors


Get your story out there, without stressing about commas.

I help businesses and authors communicate effectively, with a no-bullshit, practical approach to their writing.

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

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

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Who the hell am I?

Are you struggling with your written content?

Don’t think you need to leave it long before you seek professional help, it’s really not as complicated or scary as you think.

I’m an Advanced Professional member of, and tutor for, CIEP (the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading), 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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Direct-response copywriting specialist certified logo
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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 and writing: websites, marketing materials (brochures, flyers, etc.), internal publications, product labels, annual reports, white papers, events programmes, and press releases.

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.