Cindy MacDonald

Cindy MacDonald is deputy editor of The Saturday Paper, where she commissions and writes a range of features on news, books, lifestyle, social issues, the arts and more. Prior to this, she had a long career in journalism, including deputy editor at the award-winning Good Weekend magazine.

An experienced feature writer and editor, Cindy has also worked for Rupert Murdoch’s News International in London, Australian newsstand magazines, including CleoCosmo and Reader’s Digest, and the Illawarra Mercury and The Australian newspapers.


Cindy has written for:

What our students say about Cindy:

“Cindy knew what she was talking about and made it come to life for me! Loved her.”

– Carmela D’Amore

“Cindy was great! She had so much personal experience that was valuable. This course is a great way to learn the foundations in feature writing. I loved meeting other writers and learning from an industry leading editor.”

– Cassie Lions

“Cindy is obviously very experienced and knowledgeable, and was keen to share what she knows. If you’re thinking of doing this course, you should definitely go for it!”

– Teri Foster

“Cindy wasn’t intimidating despite all her experience and was really approachable with questions and kind with feedback. I enjoyed the location and setting, the information being taught and the relaxed atmosphere.”

– Dani Wright

“Cindy was a very professional presenter and the class worked well together. Cindy has sound industry knowledge and is happy to share her insights. She also gave constructive feedback on our assignment. I highly recommend the AWC; they give you the tools and knowledge to allow you to reach your goals.”

– Nanette Ferguson

Presenter for:

Freelance Writing Stage 1
Do you dream of appearing in your favourite publication? Learn how to craft a well-rounded story and catch the eye of discerning editors.

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