Kristina Stanley

We are changing the way books get edited using technology combined with a community of writers & editors.

Kristina Stanley

Fictionary's CEO and Passionate Editor

Combining her degree in computer mathematics with her success as a best-selling author and fiction editor, Kristina is the creator and driving force behind Fictionary.

Your manuscript deserves a great editor. That's you!

Mathew Stanley

Chief Operating Officer

With a successful technology background and a love of reading great fiction, Mathew is in charge of product development, operations, and finance.

I believe in the power of words and stories!

Lisa Lepki

Chief Marketing Officer

Lisa brings over 15 years of marketing experience, including 7 years with ProWritingAid, to the Fictionary team. She is hyper connected in the writing and publishing industry and is now making Fictionary part of the fiction writing landscape.

I have a passion for ideating, developing, and delivering world-class products.

Ife Ishola

Product Manager

Ife's education at Yale and Stanford university shows her drive to learn. Her work experience shows her drive to excel. Together with our amazing subscribers and community members, she'll help us build a product that helps writers create novels readers love..

The world needs your story!

Lucy Cooke

Head of Community & Training

Lucy is a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach Editor and the co-author of Secrets To Editing Success. Her passion is the Fictionary Community and Fictionary Live!, our online live editing classes.

The Idea for Fictionary

Creating Fictionary began when I finished the first draft of my first novel. By then I'd read over 70 how-to-write and how-to-self-edit books. I’d taken writing courses and workshops, and had 100s of writing and rewriting tips swirling about in my head.

I knew I had to begin the revision process and improve the quality of my draft before sharing my work, but I didn't know how to go about it. How was I supposed to remember the torrent of advice and apply it to each scene? A spreadsheet, that’s how!

I created a spreadsheet with a chapter-by-chapter, scene-by-scene structure. Then I listed the different writing advice I needed to consider for EVERY scene. I ended up with over 38 Story Elements. I used the reports from the spreadsheet to visualize my novel.

From Idea to Intelligent Software

The high quality of my fiction was validated when my first two novels were shortlisted for prestigious crime writing awards and I landed my publisher (Imajin Books).

My first editor said: “If every manuscript was this good, my job would be so easy!” Then my first novel, DESCENT hit #1 on Amazon’s hot new releases.

That’s when it hit us. We thought other writers could benefit from our structured approach to editing fiction. The next step was to turn the idea into software.

We developed the Fictionary app in Canada and thousands of writers have now used Fictionary!

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Our Investment Partners


StandUp is excited to partner with Kristina and Mathew as they change the way books are written and edited,” says Lucas Perlman, Senior Associate at StandUp and Fictionary Board Member.



‘’Fictionary’s SaaS-based, AI-powered platform is bringing some important and overdue workflow innovation for the writing and editing community, ‘’ adds Michelle Scarborough, Managing Partner, Thrive Venture Fund at BDC Capital




“Fictionary is a company well positioned to capitalize on the growing creator economy,” says The51 Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer, Shelley Kuipers