You deserve to be heard.

Your lack of writing skills shouldn’t stand in the way.

Let’s get to the heart of your writing.

That’s why I set up Northern Editorial.


I’m Sara, a copyeditor and copywriter and I can help you make your words bloody fabulous.


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You’ll find what I do over on my services page, and my prices on my pricing page. Here I suppose you want to know about me?

  • I specialise in heritage, history and the UK’s artisan business and drinks sector. I write and edit so you don’t have to.
  • Like you, I believe in the personal touch in business (and if you’re an author, you’ll know – it’s a business as well as a passion).
  • I’m a Yorkshire lass based in the beautiful far north of Scotland – looking out of my living room window I can see the Orkneys, when it’s not raining or they’re shrouded in mist.

Caithness skyline

  • After leaving RGU I worked as an academic librarian at Teesside University before making the move north with my family. I set up as a professional genealogist, and although this has taken a back seat to my editing and writing career, I do still occasionally like to don my Sherlock hat and get stuck into some lovely research.
  • I belong to two Cardigan corgis.
  • I’m an Advanced Professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), (I adhere to their code of practice) and I’m a member of ProCopywriters (the alliance of commercial writers). I’m trained by the SfEP and the Publishing Training Centre. And I’m pretty damn good at what I do.


Oh, and I have green hair.

Sara Donaldson / Northern Editorial cartoon




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