Raya’s path to becoming an editor was “a winding road.” After graduating from Seneca College’s Digital Media Arts program, she worked as a web developer before becoming a writer for and later managing editor of a music magazine. In 2018, she completed her Editing Certificate at George Brown College. Now editor-in-chief of the literary journal Blood & Bourbon, Raya is also an in-house editor and proofreader for Diamond Integrated Marketing in Toronto. Her interests and training have led her to specialize in marketing communications, social media, articles and short stories.
“Next up,” says Raya, “I want to edit novels.”
Although balancing work and volunteering can be challenging, the “biggest reward is all the lovely people I get to meet through every new role I take on!” says Raya. In particular, the team for the task force “was golden. They allowed me to learn to be a leader by being patient and kind.”
Raya will be assisting again at the International Editors Conference 2020 in Montreal.
“I love travelling,” she says, “so I get extra excited for the annual conference. It’s such a great way to see more of Canada!”
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.~S. Robin Larin