We are proud to announce First Editing is the world’s first Fictionary Certified StoryCoach company!
Fictionary’s dream is to create the world’s best Story Editors. We want writers to know when they hire an editor they are getting the best. We also want to help editors show writers they are qualified.
First Editing editors took the online training, edited an 80,000 word manuscript to prove they were qualified, and are now pro users of StoryCoach software.
I recently had the privilege of interviewing JoEllen Nordstrom, CEO and founder of First Editing, about why she decided to change the direction of her editing company.
She’s excited about helping her editors become the world’s best story editors by combining technology based on natural language processing that is designed to strengthen an editor’s skills. JoEllen combines the Certified StoryCoach program with her entire professional editing team at First Editing. First Editing will offer story editing packages offered in combination with the StoryCoach software.
So on to JoEllen…
What interested you in becoming a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach company?
We always want to provide our authors with the best quality and service for comprehensive Content Editing. StoryCoach is a fantastic new tool that allows us to combine an electronic, proven story outline with our professional editing expertise, so the writer has the best support for writing a successful story.
How will this benefit your editors?
How will this benefit your customers?
Will this change the way you operate your business?
Anything else you’d like to say about StoryCoach and the Fictionary Certified StoryCoach training?
First Editing CEO & Founder
JoEllen Nordström is First Editing’s Chief Word Wizard and host of the Publishing Power Podcast. As a National Pioneer Award winner in business, Colin co-authored her first two books as an authorpreneur in 2005.
Since then she has led her army of Professional Editors at First Editing in assisting over 35,000 writers worldwide. She loves helping others successfully publish when not escaping to the beach for sailing and surfing!
Would you like your company to be certified by Fictionary?
Contact me and let’s talk. You can reach me a [email protected] We have packages to train your editors with live sessions, or your editors can take the online course independently. It’s up to you.
Train all your editors to deliver consistent quality
By having all your editors perform story edits with the StoryCoach software, you’ll ensure they are delivering consistent, high quality edits every time!
Deliver Better Edits in Less Time
StoryCoach reduces editing time by creating powerful visuals through an automated analysis of a manuscript from start to finish. Insights such as the Story Arc provide a 30,000-foot view of a story and quickly highlight structural areas that need improvement.
Check out our short video How StoryCoach Works to see StoryCoach in action and Introducing Fictionary StoryCoach Software For Editors for more detail.
Having redefined how fiction writers can write their novels with their first product StoryTeller, the team at Fictionary created StoryCoach to re-define how editors handle the full editing of a manuscript.
“There hasn’t been a new product for story editing since Microsoft Word was created in 1983. There are many tools enabling writers, but until today, there have been no tools to help story editors become exceptional,” said Kristina Stanley, CEO and co-founder of Fictionary.