By Berna Ozunal
At Editors Toronto, volunteers are the lifeblood of the branch. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity and know-how of volunteers to perform a variety of tasks. Our volunteers host seminars, contribute to our blog, mentor others, and represent us at educational institutions and events like Word On The Street.
If you are a member and an editor working in Toronto—or you want to be an editor working in Toronto—think about volunteering! It is a great way to learn about the industry and gain experience for your resumé. You’ll also have many opportunities to network and socialize with other editors. In the Editors Toronto My Rewards program, volunteers earn checks for their contributions. If you earn eight checks, you get $100 off a seminar of your choice.
The executive council would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our 2015–16 volunteers.
Volunteer spotlight: Sylvia McCluskey
After 30 years of varied editing experience in the areas of finance, technology, and assorted fiction and non-fiction, Sylvia became a freelancer. She joined Editors Canada about three years ago and has loved every moment since. Sylvia’s primary focus is book-length fiction from all genres, most recently involving mystery, historical, fantasy, horror, and spiritual themes. Thank you, Sylvia, for providing volunteer copy editing services to Boldface since you’ve become a member.
Berna Ozunal is a senior editor specializing in advertising, design, business, and corporate communications.
This article was copy edited by Nicole Osbourne James.