Volunteer Profile: Fiorella Mauro

Volunteer role: Professional development committee member

Website: vancouverproofreader.ca

What’s the most important lesson you ever learned?
There is no permanent record of your life, no matter what your vice-principal told you.

What or who makes you laugh out loud?
Damn You Autocorrect, the Let’s Play YouTube account, and any Smirl and McElroy family podcast.

What is your favourite reading: fiction, non-fiction, or poetry?

What is your guilty pleasure?
Bubblegum pop songs.

What is your favourite punctuation mark?
The greengrocer’s apostrophe.

What is your dream vacation destination?
Edinburgh, for those few days a year one can go outside without a scarf.

If you were presented with a book that told the story of your entire life from start to finish, what would you do with it?
Flip to the end and be SO relieved the suspense was over.

What is your favourite word? Why?
Wombat. It’s satisfying to say, and it has an armoured bum.

Who is your favourite poet?
The dude who puts the jokes in Christmas crackers.

What are your favourite book genres?
Amusing and insubstantial. I prefer not to be emotionally moved or edified in my leisure hour.

Which band or singer provided the soundtrack to your teen years?
New Kids on the Block. Don’t judge, y’all.