Originally from New Jersey, Sigrid Macdonald lived for almost thirty years in Ottawa, Ontario, and currently resides in Weston, Florida. She has been an editor and a freelance writer for years. Her works have appeared in The Globe and Mail newspaper; the Women's Freedom Network Newsletter; the American magazine Justice Denied, and The Toastmaster. Her first book, Getting Hip: Recovery from a Total Hip Replacement, was published in 2004. Her second book, Be Your Own Editor, followed in 2010. Then she wrote a novel entitled Finding Lisa in 2020; a mystery, Finding Lisa was inspired by the true-life disappearance of an acquaintance of Sigrid’s. Although the book is written in first person, Sigrid only resembles her main character Tara in the sense that she once had a neurotic fixation on her hair, and she has always been called by the wrong name; instead of being called Sigrid, people have called her Susan, Sharon, Astrid, Ingrid and, her personal favorite, Siri.
Sigrid Macdonald is a social activist who has spent decades working on the seemingly disparate issues of women's rights and wrongful convictions; she has worked at the Women's Center at Ramapo College of New Jersey and Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, was the Political Action Coordinator of Ridgewood Area Chapter of NOW and a member of AIDWYC, The Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted.
She owns an editing company called Book Magic and has more than 20 years of experience proofreading, copyediting, and evaluating manuscripts; Sigrid has also worked for six international publishing houses as an editor. Sigrid is a public speaker and a member of Mothers against Drunk Driving, Ottawa Independent Writers, the American Association of University Women, and the Editors' Association of Canada. Visit her website at http://bookmagic.ca/ or friend her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sigridmac
It can be discouraging to focus on sexual harassment and racial inequality and emphasize how much work we still need to do to reach full equality for the sexes, the races, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, and other marginalized groups SO I prefer to focus on the progress that we have already made – women on the Supreme Court, a Black president, a biracial female vice president. These would have been unheard of 50 years ago. By looking at our gains, we can stay hopeful and continue to make progress throughout the decades.