After living overseas for the past decade (where she worked as a freelance content writer and copyeditor), Kylie decided to return to Australia for the next chapter of her life. Apart from looking for full-time work, she says ‘I am also working on a novel while finishing my thesis for a Master of Writing degree.’
Joining us in December of 2020, Kylie was inspired to sign up because she wanted to maintain her skills while developing new ones. It also gave her an outlet while readjusting to Australian life. With her background in language and writing, Kylie slid into her role easily. However, her work for Furry Friends is slightly different from what she’s used to. ‘[T]he biggest difference is the medium in which I write for FFARQ. Social media is something I engage with daily in my personal life but not something that has been the absolute focus of my professional life,’ says Kylie.
All writers love to experience and learn new things. In the past three months, Kylie has expanded on her role to cover ‘SEO practice[s] and brainstorming ideas for upcoming strategies.’ When asked about any advice she would give to potential volunteers, Kylie says ‘[d]o it. Volunteering can be a time commitment that not everyone can make, but I think the reward is definitely worth it.’ To Kylie, the satisfaction you get from knowing that you are working for the greater good, and developing/solidifying your skills, is reason enough to volunteer.
Fun fact: Kylie is into fitness! She’s looking into becoming a personal trainer.
Written by Matthew Leong for FFARQ