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MacDonald, photographed at the 2003 Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland
|Notable credit(s)||"The Beat"|
|Title||Co-editor, PW Comcs Week|
MacDonald is a former editor for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint and Disney Adventures, and also edited the graphic novel The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning from Fox Atomic Comics that served as a prequel to the 2006 film. She created her long-running blog "The Beat: The News Blog of Comics Culture" at Comicon.com in June 2004, moving it to Publishers Weekly in 2006 when she became the co-editor of PW Comics Week. In February 2010 she moved "The Beat" to its own independent website, while continuing in her other editorial and writing roles at Publishers Weekly.
- Comics Buyer's Guide #1636 (December 2007); Page 135
- McDoland, Heidi (February 16, 2010). "EXCLUSIVE: The Beat to leave Publishers Weekly". The Beat. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
- Reid, Calvin (January 29, 2010). "Comics Blog 'The Beat' to Leave Publishers Weekly". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on 2010-04-05. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
- Reid, Calvin (February 16, 2010). "MacDonald Relaunches Comics News Blog, The Beat". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved February 22, 2010.