Andrea Hatley

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Andrea Hatley first joined the association in 2015 and is a member of Editors Manitoba. Her interests are wide-ranging, and for the past two years she has done everything from layout and design to proofreading and indexing.

Andrea began volunteering as a way to meet people and better hone her skills. “Living in a remote area of Canada limits opportunities for the camaraderie found when volunteering at events,” she says. “But it is wonderful to interact with other volunteers, even in a virtual environment.”

She proofread the association’s 2014 annual report and volunteered for the Vancouver conference. In 2016, Andrea also served on the selection committee for the Claudette Upton Scholarship. Of her experience, Andrea says those she has “dealt with at Editors Canada are friendly and supportive, and it’s been a lot of fun.”

Her recent work on Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition, has been most challenging—and rewarding. Having recently completed Ryerson’s digital publishing and production course, Andrea was looking for a project that would put her new skills to use. Andrea expressed her interest in an eBook edition and volunteered to create it. Thanks to the book’s multi-level headings and complex tables, she found the challenge she was looking for. For Andrea, the best part of the project was working with the proofreaders whose invaluable feedback helped to shape the eBook edition.

Ever mindful of cultivating a work-life balance, Andrea takes on few projects and enjoys perfecting “delectable and potent” recipes. She is adamant she makes the best plum liqueur around.

The featured volunteer recognizes the contributions of our dedicated people who keep Editors Canada going. Volunteers are the backbone of the association, and we are grateful for the many members and affiliates who answer the call when help is needed.

Want to make a difference in your association? Find out more about volunteering for Editors Canada.

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