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We are always looking for volunteers on our board and to help in a variety of positions!

If you like to collaborate, have fun, and work to support a growing non-profit, please let us know by emailing us and telling us about how you might be a great fit with DSF!

Volunteer Book Editor

If you have a knack to make a text or a story better, while keeping the voice of a writer intact, we want to hear from you. 

Apply today to be the editor for our book: of A Canadian Anthology of Birth Stories.

 

Doula Support Foundation has held a Birth Story Contest in 2019 and 2020. We now have many powerful and moving birth stories that we want to share with the world. This book will also provide opportunities to raise funds to support affordable doula care services.

This editor position is an opportunity to be involved in all the steps of creating a book; editing, proofreading, designing, marketing, and possibly grant writing (so you may get paid) in collaboration with the Birth Story Contest Organizer. This project consists of about 25 birth stories of 2000 words to edit. This is a long term project of about one year. 

The editor will have the role not only of an editor, but also of a mentor, which requires excellent communication skills, tact, and enjoying guiding new writers.

Competencies/Skills:

  • Strong editing skills

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Team player

  • Creativity, curiosity, and enthusiasm

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and edit birth stories in collaboration with the authors. This could include structural, stylistic and copy editing, and proofreading.

  • Communicate tactfully with authors.

  • Attend (virtually) editorial meetings as needed.

  • Edit all material related to the book (amongst that some maternity care statistics).

What's in it for you?

  • Being part of a team driven by a passion for both maternity care and writing.

  • Editing from home, so you can live anywhere in Canada.

  • Working at your own pace and at the time of the day you wish.

  • Being involved in changing the birth culture.

  • Discovering and getting to know some great Canadian writers.

 

How to Apply:

Please let us know by email:

  • why you are interested in this editor position for the Doula Support Foundation

  • what you can bring to this publishing project

  • what is your availability  

  • attached your resume

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Contact Us:

info@DoulaSupport.org

613.770.3467

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