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Grammar Nerds Needed

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If bad grammar makes you cringe and you’re obsessed with proper punctuation, we have a volunteer job for you! It’s OK if you are conflicted about the Oxford comma.

If you didn’t understand that paragraph, stop reading and move on to another post.

The AARP Virginia Virtual Volunteer Newsroom needs copy editors. We have a team of volunteer reporters who cover events and write feature articles to tell the AARP story in Virginia. They are a prolific bunch, and staff can’t keep up. We need volunteer editors to join the team to keep up with the flow of copy.

If you enjoy sharing your wisdom of grammar, punctuation, and AP style for free, we would like for you to join our volunteer newsroom team. The great thing about this volunteer job is that you don’t have to leave your house. You can work in your jammies from your home office, kitchen table, power recliner, or comfy sofa. You take on as much or as little work as you would like, and work whenever you want.

Sounds like a cool gig, right? It is! There’s no paycheck, but you will get your own AP Stylebook!

AARP is a terrific place to work and volunteer, so if you ever want to branch out from correcting other people’s writing, there are plenty of opportunities. You can learn more about that at aarp.org/volunteering.

Check out all the content our volunteer reporters create at aarp.org/va.

If you’re intrigued about being a volunteer copy editor, shoot us an email at aarpva@aarp.org and write “volunteer copy editor” in the subject line.

With about 1 million members in Virginia, AARP is the largest organization working on behalf of people age 50 and older in the Commonwealth. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/aarpvirginia and follow us on Twitter @AARPVa.

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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