About McGillivrayLinnegarAssociates

McGillivrayLinnegarAssociates are:

  • Associate Members of the Publishers' Association of South Africa (PASA) (
  • Members of the Professional Editors' Group (PEG) (, an association formed to promote professionalism among editors, proofreaders and other language practitioners in South Africa and its neighbours.
  • Associate of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders in the United Kingdom

Link to The Society for Editors and Proofreaders

As language practitioners, we also liaise with members of the South African Translators' Institute (SATI) (

McGillivray Linnegar Associates provides a comprehensive range of editorial and related services to the publishing industry:

  • copy editing
  • proofreading
  • project management
  • indexing
  • developing house styles
  • writing

Together, Ken McGillivray and John Linnegar bring 40 years of experience in the field to their service offering. Among their client base are included the Human Sciences Research Council, Juta & Company (law and academic), Maskew Miller Longman, Heinemann Publishing, Nasou Via Afrika, NB Publishers, Oxford University Press (trade and academic), Pearson Education, the Mauerberger Foundation, Francolin Publishers, Siberink and New Media Publishing.

In addition, McGillivray Linnegar Associates offers a programme of short, hands-on training courses aimed not only at giving prospective practitioners access to the publishing industry but also at upskilling those already holding positions at publishing houses who need to formalise their knowledge and skills.

For employees in the industry, the courses can be an excellent way of acquiring the formal skills needed for promotion into editorial and publishing services positions.