Leslie Saffrey served on the Editors Canada certification steering committee from 2016 to 2019, where she helped to administer the annual exams and worked on long-term planning, development and enhancement of the professional certification program. Leslie also helped to produce two new test preparation guides: Stylistic Editing (2017) and Proofreading (2018).
Leslie has been a member of Editors Toronto since joining the association in 2009. She has been a professional editor for 14 years, the last 9 of which have been freelance. She edits and proofreads non-fiction books (mostly academic) and reports. Having benefited from other volunteers’ efforts when she was pursuing her Certified Professional Editor credential, she decided that volunteering for Editors Canada would be a fun way to give back and an opportunity to learn.
What was the biggest volunteer challenge? Keeping up with the other stellar committee members. “I was working with extremely talented, energetic, creative people, and I was constantly in awe of their ability to stay on top of the fast-moving, very detailed process of administering the tests year after year,” she says.
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.
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