Keely from Wattpad HQ saying hello!


#1

Hi all!

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.


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#2

Hi, Nice to meet you! Welcome to our community :blush:

I must say how great it is to have people from HQ coming down to talk with us on the forums. It’s like WattCon everyday!


#3

Wow! That’s amazing! How are you enjoying everything so far??


#4

what’s your go-to karaoke song???


#5

Ngl, it was a busy first week, but the people here are really awesome, so I can only assume the writers are as well!


#6

I hear you’re into DnD. Have you ever interacted in an… ARG before? Maybe even ran one?


#7

I keep releasing you introduction and end up liking you more and more. Seems like you lot a bunch of stuff I do


#8

Hi Keely, nice to meet you. I’m Bee but I don’t sting :honeybee::grin:


#9

Awe, that’s great. And for the most part, majority of the communities writers is nice.


#10

Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like A Woman; it’s always fun!


#11

You can say it’s a craft that I love…


#12

You wouldn’t also happen to like writing in a vague and mysterious way, would you?


#13

now that’s a jam


#14

Hi Keely! :wave:t3:

I’m not into DnD but my other half is so I get to hear all about it. :joy: But I do enjoy some karaoke and board games.

What’s your favorite board game?


#15

Shadow Hunters - it’s this amazing deception/survival board game that is extremely fun to play.


#16

Hello. Welcome! :v: :sunflower:


#17

Have you ever played Munchkins? I love that RPG but my family sometimes gets annoyed of it.


#18

Hi Keely :wave:

Were you active on Wattpad before you started working there? And what are you reading right now?


#19

Welcome :grin:
Ever read Cheese in the trap? Great webtoon :sunglasses:


#20

Hi, Bee :joy: