Chat Transcript – July 20, 2021

[​​Note: All questions from members and candidate responses appear in the form they were submitted and represent only the views of the individual who wrote them. Questions and responses are not endorsed by the Organization for Transformative Works.]

Marion McGowan
Hi everyone, and welcome to our first candidate chat for 2021!

Today you’ll have the opportunity to observe 2 candidates: Antonius and Laure.

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Laure Dauban 2021 Q&A: Board Work/Communication

[Note: In total, there will be 3 Q&A posts to cover all of the topics brought up during the user-submitted Q&A period. Candidates were limited to 300 words per answer.]

Being on Board, you will experience periods of high-volume, high-stress work, and receive feedback ranging from thankful and enthusiastic to angry and hostile. Have you thought about what self-care routines and support systems you might need to have in place to maintain good mental health during your term?

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Laure Dauban’s Bio & Platform

Bio

Laure Dauban has changed jobs too many times after studying translation. She’s worked in publishing, in video games, briefly in fashion, press and technical support. It was not enough variety so at the moment she’s studying again to become a web developer in France.

Laure can’t even remember when exactly she discovered fanfictions, but her AO3 account says she’s been there since 2013. She reads in any fandom with enough fluff, angst and romance, preferably all at once.

She joined the OTW as a French translator in May 2019, and was roped in to become a volunteer manager for the Translation committee 6 months later. This encouraged her to engage more with the other committees, but also to start writing her own fics at last.

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