Originally from New Jersey, Sigrid Macdonald currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been a manuscript editor and freelance writer for a number of years. Her works have appeared in The Globe and Mail newspaper; The Women's Freedom Network Newsletter; the American magazine, Justice Denied; The Toastmaster, a publication of Toastmasters International; and She Magazine.
Her first book, Getting Hip: Recovery from a Total Hip Replacement, was published in 2004. Be Your Own Editor, a guide for writers and students of all ages and stages, followed in 2010.
Macdonald is a social activist with a special interest in the seemingly disparate issues of women's rights and wrongful convictions. She is a public speaker and the owner of Book Magic, a company that evaluates and copyedits manuscripts. She also belongs to the Editors' Association of Canada, The Center for Inquiry and the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted.