I am very excited to share the fact that I was recently elected to be one of three Events Coordinators for the IATEFL Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaWSIG for short.) This is a volunteer position alongside my day job but one which I’m incredibly excited to get stuck into.
As stated on the website, MaWSIG ‘shares and promotes best practice among authors and materials writers, encourages new authors and disseminates information regarding professional writing opportunities among members’. It’s a professional organisation for teachers, ELT authors and editors alike, and therefore one with links very nicely with my current job in digital ELT publishing.
I first became aware of MaWSIG last year when I was teaching English in Berlin. Through some lucky accidental contacts, I got involved with ELTABB, the Berlin associate of IATEFL. I then became ELTABB’s Social Media Coordinator which led to me getting involved with the Association’s events for the year. Continue reading