Robin Larin has a background in creative writing, academia and teaching—giving her experience in editing student work—and has volunteered in various capacities as an editor. Currently, she is completing the Editing Certificate through Simon Fraser University and is starting her own freelance business with a focus on fiction. She enjoys editing because it lets her tackle a project from the big picture to the picky details of proofreading. “I’m a grammar geek and logophile who especially enjoys copy editing,” she says.
Robin joined Editors Canada as a student affiliate in July 2018 and is now the co-chair of the national student relations committee. In this role, she helped create an in-class PowerPoint presentation for courses on editing and related subjects. She also worked with the committee to reinvigorate the student affiliate Facebook page, which involved creating new content with questions, ideas and updates related to Editors Canada and editing in general. Robin attends the monthly meetings of her local twig, Editors Hamilton-Halton, and is responsible for keeping the membership lists organized for them.
When we asked her why she wanted to volunteer for Editors Canada, she told us that volunteering is a wonderful way to develop editing and people skills, and she appreciates the opportunity to meet and learn from others interested in editing. “Editors are diverse, creative and very funny people!” 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.
Want to make a difference in your association? Find out more about volunteering for Editors Canada.