Volunteer Editors Needed for CODE’s Reading Liberia Program

IBBY Canada’s partner organization, the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE), needs volunteer editors for their Reading Liberia program. The aim of the Reading Liberia program is to help guide Liberian writers and artists in creating quality children’s books. The larger aim is for Liberians to have a self-sustaining children’s publishing community that creates books in which Liberian children can recognize themselves. These stories will be their stories.

Editors will mentor Liberian writers and illustrators by e-mail and phone. Manuscripts will be available for review starting September 1, and editors will be able to work on their own schedules, though the time commitment is anticipated to stretch to May 2012. This is an opportunity to help others who are passionate about connecting children with books. IBBY Canada member Kathy Stinson has shared her Reading Liberia experience here: http://www.kathystinson.com/2011/06/29/reading-liberia-june-2011.

Please contact Meddie Mayanja, Liberia Program Manager at CODE at mmayanja@codecan.org or call toll free 1.800.661.2633.

2 thoughts on “Volunteer Editors Needed for CODE’s Reading Liberia Program

  1. Carolyn Mays

    September 9, 2011 at 8:49am

    I am currently unemployed and my sister suggested I volunteer my editing skills which would help me and someone else. This opportunity would give you the assistance you need and give me an updated entry for my resume. I graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Journalism degree in 1984. I edited technical manuals to military specifications for three years before being laid off in the late 80’s. Later I got a temporary position editing a technical user manual for IBM. As s single parent with small children I was reluctant to relocate to an area with no other relatives. In the St. Louis area, where most of my immediate family lives, the market was really tight and I could not secure another editing job. My most recent position was with the federal government where I was employed for 14 and a half years.
    If you are still in need of editors I would like to offer my assistance to help with your project. I have excellent abilities and have the time to help you out.

    • Admin

      September 21, 2011 at 9:31am

      Hi Carolyn,

      Thank you so much for your interest in CODE’s Reading Liberia Program. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Meddie Mayanja, Liberia Program Manager at CODE at mmayanja@codecan.org or call toll free 1.800.661.2633.

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