I just joined Wattpad HQ last week, and I wanted to introduce myself, as I will be lurking around the communities.
My name’s Keely, and I am a Content and Talent Specialist. I will be working to proactively discover and elevate diverse stories and writers. Part of this will be helping provide writers insight into how to make their content more discoverable on our platform.
For a little bit about me, I got into publishing first as a publisher operations intern at Kobo, until I moved to Harlequin to work in editorial for three years. I was an editorial assistant for HQN, Graydon House and Carina Press, three imprints under Harlequin. I edited manuscripts but I also worked closely with leveraging metadata insights to improve how people found author’s books online. Now that I am working at Wattpad, I will be using data-driven insights to fuel my recommendations for various programs.
When I am not working, I can generally be found reading, usually romance, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, or some cross in between. A lot of that reading time is devoted to webtoons as well. I love kdramas, as long as they are not historical, so let me know if you have any suggestions. I am not currently a writer, but I do DM two DnD campaigns, and one Numenera campaign, all of which are homebrewed and written by yours truly. I am a homebody, but I can be lured out with the promise of karaoke, or board games.
I can’t wait to chat with everyone! If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a message.