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Patricia MacDonald

Patricia MacDonald - Editor

Nova Scotia, Canada

I specialize in sports memoirs, general sports books, and sports instructional books.

Overview

My kinesiology degree gives me an ideal background for editing books about sports and the health sciences. I enjoy working on all sports books, but my first love is hockey.

Comments about my work:

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 thoroughly supportive and efficient way. (senior manager of a Canadian publishing company)


I wanted to let you know that you did a very nice job on this copyedit. 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 a biography)

Everything looks great with the proofread! The author was grateful for your careful eye on the pages. (production editor at a Canadian publishing company)

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


Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing Sports & outdoor recreation

Certifications

  • BScK (kinesiology), Dalhousie University, 1992

Work experience

Editor

Patricia MacDonald Editorial Services

January, 2000 – Present (almost 17 years)

Copy editing and proofreading

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Advanced Sports Nutrition-2nd Edition

Dan Benardot

Advanced Sports Nutrition helped thousands of athletes apply the most effective and cutting-edge strategies for optimal fueling and performance. Now this best-seller returns, updated with the latest research, topics, and innovations in sports nutrition. Far beyond the typical food pyramid formula, Advanced Sports Nutrition offers serious strategies for serious athletes. This comprehensive guid... read more

Advanced Sports Nutrition helped thousands of athletes apply the most effective and cutting-edge strategies for optimal fueling and performance. Now this best-seller returns, updated with the latest research, topics, and innovations in sports nutrition. Far beyond the typical food pyramid formula, Advanced Sports Nutrition offers serious strategies for serious athletes. This comprehensive guid... read more

Sidney Crosby: A Hockey Story

Paul Arseneault

Eighteen-year-old hockey phenomenon Sidney Crosby has skated his way into the hearts of fans everywhere. His life has been full of challenges, adversity, and successes-including being chosen first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2005 NHL draft. This book celebrates Crosby's career, acknowledging the people who have helped him succeed. It's filled with exciting color photographs, play... read more

Eighteen-year-old hockey phenomenon Sidney Crosby has skated his way into the hearts of fans everywhere. His life has been full of challenges, adversity, and successes-including being chosen first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2005 NHL draft. This book celebrates Crosby's career, acknowledging the people who have helped him succeed. It's filled with exciting color photographs, play... read more

Anchorboy: True Tales from the World of Sportscasting

Jay Onrait

Nine out of ten people would say Jay Onrait changed Canadian sportscasting. The first nine are right. The tenth just doesn’t get sports.From the 2011 Gemini Award-winning sportscaster comes a book of essays and stories featuring the rise of a small town prairie boy and his journey to broadcasting in the big city. But, it’s not what you think. These are not tales of triumph, but the stories his... read more

Nine out of ten people would say Jay Onrait changed Canadian sportscasting. The first nine are right. The tenth just doesn’t get sports.From the 2011 Gemini Award-winning sportscaster comes a book of essays and stories featuring the rise of a small town prairie boy and his journey to broadcasting in the big city. But, it’s not what you think. These are not tales of triumph, but the stories his... read more

J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless, and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey

Jeremy Roenick, Kevin Allen

Jeremy Roenick, one of the premier hockey players of his generation and one of the greatest American stars the NHL has ever known, shares his life story in this frank and unflinching autobiography. After making his debut as an 18-year-old with the Chicago Blackhawks, Roenick thrilled fans with his flashy style, take-no-prisoners approach, and jaw-dropping skills. A native of Boston, Roenick we... read more

Jeremy Roenick, one of the premier hockey players of his generation and one of the greatest American stars the NHL has ever known, shares his life story in this frank and unflinching autobiography. After making his debut as an 18-year-old with the Chicago Blackhawks, Roenick thrilled fans with his flashy style, take-no-prisoners approach, and jaw-dropping skills. A native of Boston, Roenick we... read more

Tennis' Greatest Stars

Mike Ryan

The exciting history of the modern game with profiles of its greatest players. From the heat of the Australian Open to the red clay of the French Open, to the majesty of Wimbledon All England to the humidity at the US Open, tennis has been a global sport for decades. Starting with the tennis pioneers of the 20th century right up to today, star players have influenced cultural movements, ushere... read more

The exciting history of the modern game with profiles of its greatest players. From the heat of the Australian Open to the red clay of the French Open, to the majesty of Wimbledon All England to the humidity at the US Open, tennis has been a global sport for decades. Starting with the tennis pioneers of the 20th century right up to today, star players have influenced cultural movements, ushere... read more

MMA Now!: The Stars and Stories of Mixed Martial Arts

Brian Sobie, Adam Elliott Segal

Pound for pound, the most revealing book on the sport today. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Its origins hail from ancient Greece and the combat sport Pankration. Today MMA is a multi-million-dollar industry, led by the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion, and programs in Canada, Japan, South America, Russia and Europe. In MMA NOW!, Brian Sobie ... read more

Pound for pound, the most revealing book on the sport today. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Its origins hail from ancient Greece and the combat sport Pankration. Today MMA is a multi-million-dollar industry, led by the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion, and programs in Canada, Japan, South America, Russia and Europe. In MMA NOW!, Brian Sobie ... read more

The Last Hockey Game

Bruce McDougall

On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. Toronto led the series 3-2. But this wasn't simply a game. From the moment Foster Hewitt announced "Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States," the game became a turning point in sports history. That night, ... read more

On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. Toronto led the series 3-2. But this wasn't simply a game. From the moment Foster Hewitt announced "Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States," the game became a turning point in sports history. That night, ... read more

Chuvalo: A Fighter's Life

George Chuvalo

The inspirational true story of a man who fought some of the finest boxers of all time, including Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, but lost so much outside of the ring.From his tough childhood as the only son of immigrant parents in Toronto, through the 23-year career that earned him induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the public tragedies that decimated his family long after the che... read more

The inspirational true story of a man who fought some of the finest boxers of all time, including Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, but lost so much outside of the ring.From his tough childhood as the only son of immigrant parents in Toronto, through the 23-year career that earned him induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the public tragedies that decimated his family long after the che... read more

The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times

Steven Travers

In early 1969, New York City and all it represented was in disarray: politically, criminally, and athletically. But while Simon and Garfunkel lamented the absence of a sports icon like Joe DiMaggio, a modern Lancelot rode forth to lead the New York Mets to heights above and beyond all sports glory. This book tells the complete, unvarnished story of the great Tom Seaver, that rarest of all Amer... read more

In early 1969, New York City and all it represented was in disarray: politically, criminally, and athletically. But while Simon and Garfunkel lamented the absence of a sports icon like Joe DiMaggio, a modern Lancelot rode forth to lead the New York Mets to heights above and beyond all sports glory. This book tells the complete, unvarnished story of the great Tom Seaver, that rarest of all Amer... read more

Champions on Ice: Twenty-Five Years of the World's Finest Figure Skaters

Christine Brennan

This book celebrates 25 years of the touring skating show Champions on Ice, with an up-close look at the 2002 Olympic Tour, featuring Salt Lake City gold medallists Sarah Hughes, Alexei Yagudin, and Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat, and many others. Christine Brennan of USA Today has travelled with the tour and spent time with skating’s superstars behind the scenes to learn what makes them... read more

This book celebrates 25 years of the touring skating show Champions on Ice, with an up-close look at the 2002 Olympic Tour, featuring Salt Lake City gold medallists Sarah Hughes, Alexei Yagudin, and Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat, and many others. Christine Brennan of USA Today has travelled with the tour and spent time with skating’s superstars behind the scenes to learn what makes them... read more

The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Baseball Challenge

David Nemec, Scott Flatow

Hey, Boston Red Sox fans! Get ready to test your knowledge of your favorite team.The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Baseball Challenge is a seven-game World Series of entertainment, each a full nine innings, starting off with rookies and ending with famous Fall Classic events, heroes, and villains. You can keep your own score, earning hits, RBIs, and homers depending on the degree of difficulty of ea... read more

Hey, Boston Red Sox fans! Get ready to test your knowledge of your favorite team.The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Baseball Challenge is a seven-game World Series of entertainment, each a full nine innings, starting off with rookies and ending with famous Fall Classic events, heroes, and villains. You can keep your own score, earning hits, RBIs, and homers depending on the degree of difficulty of ea... read more

Total Hockey: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Hockey League

Dan Diamond, James Duplacey, Ralph Dinger, Igor Kuperman, Eric Zweig, Ernie Fitzsimmons

This is a must-have reference book for any devoted fan of the game of hockey, and a source of countless hours of reading pleasure.

This is a must-have reference book for any devoted fan of the game of hockey, and a source of countless hours of reading pleasure.

Showtime: One Team, One Season, One Step from the NHL

Ed Arnold

For fans of NHL 24/7, a raw and revealing account of rollercoaster of a season of the Peterborough Petes – the oldest and largest junior hockey league in Canada and launching pad for a record number of NHL stars. Playing for the Peterborough Petes can be a ticket to the NHL. Born in the 1950s as a farm team for the Montreal Canadiens, the Petes have graduated more players to the NHL than any o... read more

For fans of NHL 24/7, a raw and revealing account of rollercoaster of a season of the Peterborough Petes – the oldest and largest junior hockey league in Canada and launching pad for a record number of NHL stars. Playing for the Peterborough Petes can be a ticket to the NHL. Born in the 1950s as a farm team for the Montreal Canadiens, the Petes have graduated more players to the NHL than any o... read more

The Crazy Game

Clint Malarchuk, Dan Robson

In the spirit of The Game and The Blind Side, a raw, raucous and unvarnished look at life between the posts. No one role in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating and as stress-ridden as the job of a hockey goaltender. Standing in the crease facing one-hundred-mile-an-hour slapshots, the entire game riding on your glovehand, standing on your head when necessary—all job requiremen... read more

In the spirit of The Game and The Blind Side, a raw, raucous and unvarnished look at life between the posts. No one role in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating and as stress-ridden as the job of a hockey goaltender. Standing in the crease facing one-hundred-mile-an-hour slapshots, the entire game riding on your glovehand, standing on your head when necessary—all job requiremen... read more

Yoga for the Core: Finding Stability in an Unstable Environment

Suzette O'Byrne

The core itself is the root of our being, the center of our balance, and in a healthy body is also the root of our movements. Many of us know how to train the outer core but are disconnected from our inner core. By learning how to reconnect to your inner core, you can prevent/recover from injuries, improve your posture, enhance athletic performance and create more efficient movement patterns. ... read more

The core itself is the root of our being, the center of our balance, and in a healthy body is also the root of our movements. Many of us know how to train the outer core but are disconnected from our inner core. By learning how to reconnect to your inner core, you can prevent/recover from injuries, improve your posture, enhance athletic performance and create more efficient movement patterns. ... read more

Hockey Goaltending

Brian Daccord

Great goaltending wins hockey games. As the sport evolves, becoming a faster, higher-scoring endeavor, goaltending becomes more critical and far more challenging. The best goaltenders combine awareness, technique, and physical conditioning to anticipate the opponent's every move.Hockey Goaltending brings together the world's top goaltending coaches to create the premier resource for goalies an... read more

Great goaltending wins hockey games. As the sport evolves, becoming a faster, higher-scoring endeavor, goaltending becomes more critical and far more challenging. The best goaltenders combine awareness, technique, and physical conditioning to anticipate the opponent's every move.Hockey Goaltending brings together the world's top goaltending coaches to create the premier resource for goalies an... read more

Dynatomy with DVD: Dynamic Human Anatomy

William Whiting, Stuart Rugg

Dynatomy: Dynamic Human Anatomy With DVD brings to life the wonders of human movement and applied anatomy. The book is for students of human performance who have completed an introductory human anatomy course and need a strong text in functional anatomy. The entertaining and easy-to-understand text considers fundamental movements—including posture, walking, running, jumping, throwing, kicking,... read more

Dynatomy: Dynamic Human Anatomy With DVD brings to life the wonders of human movement and applied anatomy. The book is for students of human performance who have completed an introductory human anatomy course and need a strong text in functional anatomy. The entertaining and easy-to-understand text considers fundamental movements—including posture, walking, running, jumping, throwing, kicking,... read more

Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness-3rd Edition

Vance Ferrigno

Today’s athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, and more agile than ever before. Exhibiting a combination of power, speed, and quickness, they’ve raised the bar on performance, competition, and training. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is the complete workout guide you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition. With this total training package, you’ll have exclusive on... read more

Today’s athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, and more agile than ever before. Exhibiting a combination of power, speed, and quickness, they’ve raised the bar on performance, competition, and training. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is the complete workout guide you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition. With this total training package, you’ll have exclusive on... read more

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