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Patricia MacDonald

224 Tometary Drive
Howie Centre, NS B1L 1G4
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Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Conference (2013, 2015)
  • National Executive Council (2016, 2017)
  • Nova Scotia Twig (2012)
  • Volunteer Management (2014, 2015)


I enjoy working on any sports books, but my first love is hockey. My kinesiology degree gives me an ideal background for editing books about sports and the health sciences. Areas of experience include hockey, figure skating, baseball, football, tennis, volleyball, anatomy, yoga, athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise management, nutrition, sport psychology, and sport sociology. I have an excellent grasp of English grammar and usage, a sharp eye for detail, and the ability to meet a deadline.

Comments About My Work

Patricia, thanks for correcting my errors. (Jeremy Roenick, retired NHL player)

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for your excellent work. You made some excellent catches, posed insightful and tactfully phrased queries, and just generally handled things in such a thorough, supportive and efficient way. (senior managing editor of a Canadian publishing company)

I wanted to let you know that you did a very nice job on this copyedit—and I’ve worked with a few. I very much enjoyed working with you on this project: you independently checked facts, worked up an excellent style sheet, and went line by line through the manuscript. You flagged issues I had forgotten about when I was making my last writing of the manuscript. You are obviously talented at what you do. (author of the biography of a sea captain)

Interests: hockey, Olympics, figure skating, curling, sports, athletic therapy, anatomy, kinesiology, yoga, mythology, humour, music, Atlantic provinces

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Writing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university


  • Biography
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Health care
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sports