Volunteer Profile: Rebecca Coates

Volunteer role: West Coast Editor copy editor

Blog: grammarlandia.com

What is the best book you read in the last year?
Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie.

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

What is your guilty pleasure?
Slug days, when I just read all day or waste time online and do nothing productive or of redeeming social value whatsoever.

What is your favourite proofreading mark?
Where would we be without the caret?
What is your favourite punctuation mark?
The em dash. We’re in a codependent relationship.

What is your dream vacation destination?
Somewhere cold! I don’t do tropical.

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?
Burn it to avoid spoilers.

What is the last book you read?
The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison.

What are your favourite book genres?
I like fantasy and science fiction, but I also enjoy a good mystery.

Which actor would play you in a biopic of your life?
Janeane Garofalo.