Kari Dayton’s Bio & Platform

Bio

Kari Dayton (she/her) first found fandom at a very young age via Sailor Moon, but it would be several more years until she found fanfic in the Harry Potter fandom. (She strongly believes in Trans Rights and loves the work that has been done to distance the amazing HP fandom from the hateful vitriol the creator espouses.) Although many plot bunnies live in her head, she hasn’t written much fanfic and prefers to work behind the scenes as a Tag Wrangler, a committee she joined in 2018. She is an active Tag Wrangler Supervisor (since 2019), and enjoys helping with admin work and brainstorming ways to make Wranglers’ lives easier.

During the day, she works in tech for a VoIP company, and is the main internal trainer and technical lead for her department. Her day job includes writing and updating documentation, being a resource for coworkers in her department and related departments, answering questions (via chat and email), and training new hires. She is known at her company for helping departments cooperate, facilitating communication between departments, being the person who knows things, and in general thinks information silos are a disservice to all. She’d be happy to train you on any task you’d like to know more about – just ask!

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Laure D.’s Bio & Platform

Bio

Laure D. 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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