Sara Promislow (Editors Toronto) is the volunteer of the month for July.
Sara is the current chair of the member services committee, which recently produced the association’s new Welcome Kit, a brief guide to Editors Canada, its services and its resources. Under Sara’s leadership, the committee completed the project without ever meeting face-to-face. “Our committee is scattered across Canada and one member is in the US,” she said. While it was strange at first, they make it work. “We are a great team despite the distance.”
The committee’s work continues, with the team now focusing on improving services for in-house editors.
Prior to joining the member services committee, Sara was a member of the Editors Toronto executive. She served as chair of the branch’s former newsletter, Edition, producing monthly issues with the help of other branch volunteers. When Sara is not volunteering, she is a freelance academic editor, writing coach and writer. She is also a companion to a nine-year-old Devon Rex she walks on a leash when the weather permits.
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.