Based in Dublin and Pisa, Portia Communications offers clients the expertise, experience and creativity of writer, translator and academic Elizabeth MacDonald-Zoppi, MPhil, MA, BMus, LRSM and editor and journalist Sarah Mac Donald, MA, MA Int Relations.

Through our partner companies in the fields of graphic design and desktop publishing: Crearte and web development: BeeWebbed (, we deliver cost effective, professional print and online communications, in addition to an extensive range of publishing solutions for every type of requirement.

Our services include:

Writing, editing, proof-reading, e-publishing and quality translation (from Italian to English and English to Italian) for fiction, non-fiction, magazine articles, annual reports, brochures, press releases, newsletters, ezines, flyers, website content as well as tutorial and training materials.

Editorial services

  • Concept development, content writing for media and marketing literature
  • Translation, transcreation and foreign language origination (Italian-English)
  • Editing, sub-editing, proofing, abridgements
  • Writing Op-eds, news reports, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, press releases and essays

Graphic Design

  • Concept development
  • Design & layout of logos, ads, brochures, flyers, newsletters, magazines, books, CD/DVD covers
  • Commissioning photographers, managing photoshoots, photo re-touching
  • Use of photo agencies and libraries/rights purchasing

Account management

  • Deliver projects on brief, on budget, on time
  • Work to an individually tailored service level agreement
  • Cost-effective and professional solutions


  • Paper and print buying
  • Reprographics
  • Press passing and quality control
  • Mailing management and distribution

Website design & management

  • Website design from concept to launch
  • Repurposing of existing content
  • CMS development
  • e-book design


Our Books

Press Coverage