Sara Donaldson

Northern Editorial Available for work

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Copywriting and editing services specialising in the arts, heritage, and history sector. Also working with tourism and artisan drinks companies.

If you're writing that book you always dreamed of, I also offer editorial services specialising in historical fiction and non-fiction.

I can help you to communicate effectively. Why waste time struggling or wondering if you've got it right?

• Editorial and written word consulting services.
• Brand guideline books to help your business stay consistent
• Copywriting, content writing and copyediting for authors and businesses

Experience and qualifications:

• Advanced Professional Member of, and tutor for, the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
• First class honours degree, English Literature & Creative Writing
• DigitalMarketer Search Marketing Specialist
• DigitalMarketer Direct-Response Copywriting Specialist
• Graduate of the Andy Maslen Copywriting Academy

I've an eclectic background, working with and writing for:
• a multi-award-winning drinks company
• world-class cruise and ferry companies
• artists and historians on books and academic papers
• ghostwriting
• putting together guide books and cookery books
• fiction and non-fiction books

Let’s get to the heart of your writing.
Get your story out there, without stressing about commas.

Find me via my website
on Twitter @NrthrnEditorial
on Facebook as Northern Editorial
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'We have worked with Sara for the last five years and have found her very professional, with all our work requirements meeting the required deadlines for our leading worldwide clients, which include Cunard, Isle of Man Government, Brittany Ferries and P&O.'

Miles Cowsill, Managing Director, Lily Publications, Isle of Man

'Sara has been invaluable to our company on this project and other projects. The work is completed to a very high standard.

Sara has been a great resource for our business. She gives us the confidence in the quality of our message on our labels.'

Martin Murray, Dunnet Bay Distillers
(Rock Rose Gin & Holy Grass Vodka)


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  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Content marketing
  • Copy-editing
  • Digital and SEO copywriting
  • Tone of voice
  • Training and Consultancy
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Education
  • Sport, travel and leisure
Qualifications & Awards
First Class honours degree English Literature and Creative Writing
Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
CIEP Plain English for Editors, 2020
Certified Direct-Response Copywriting Specialist (DigitalMarketer, 89% pass) 2020
Certified Search Marketing Specialist (DigitalMarketer, 96% pass) 2020
Graduate of the Andy Maslen Copywriting Academy
PTC Copy-Editing by Distance Learning (passed with Merit) 2013
OU Creative Writing A215 (passed with distinction)2016
OU Advanced Creative Writing A363 (passed with distinction)2017
OU Design Thinking U101 (high pass) 2018
OU The arts past and present AA100 (passed with distinction) 2019
Certitec InDesign CC Training (Private) 2014
BA(Hons) Librarianship & Information Studies 2:1
Professional Member of the Society of Indexers (2010-2015)


Work for Dunnet Bay Distillers

Helping Dunnet Bay Distillers with their Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka brands.

Work for Lily Publications

Working with Lily Publications I’ve written content for a wide variety of books.

Work for Ferry Publications

Ferry Pubs, widely recognised as Europe's leading publisher in the specialist field of ferries.

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