Product Recap: April 2015

April is the cruelest month, according to T.S. Eliot, but at Quietly this month, we saw no major growing pains, just growing. By focusing mainly on a new display option and our writer onboarding process and editorial workflow, the product team (and everyone else at Quietly) worked as hard as always to up the ante on our product. Here’s what we did this April.

Quietly Cards

The latest addition to our four display options, we introduced Quietly Cards, a display option that publishes your content as a vertical list. Optimized for mobile and the web (as always), it allows for publishers to strategize where to put the most important content through headers and thumbnail previews while readers can minimize or maximize cards as they go to explore more media. For readers who prefer to scroll, this is a perfect new tool for publishers and brands to cater to their audiences’ preferences.

TL;DR Quietly’s new display option allows users to scroll through content.

Editorial Workflow 

Work smart, not hard (but also—still work hard). This month, one of our primary missions was to improve our editorial workflow between all parties within Quietly. Instead of using superfluous word processor software and tons of emails, we’ve automated the workflow process for publishers/clients and writers alike (though we’re still tinkering). 

Now, it’s easy to view the status of each content: creating, needs editing, approved and published. Color coordinated and displayed in a simple vertical list, any Quietly user—whether you are a client, writer or part of the editorial team—can update their new status without sending an email. By making this simple change, we’ve facilitated a smooth coordination between our editorial team and growing database of writers as our large volume of work increases. For our publishing clients, we’ve also upgraded how we can deliver various preferences and CMSs any publisher is working with.

Workflow Screenshot

A Call To All Writers

The mantra of any writer is this: writing is hard, finding work is harder. For writers building their portfolios, we want to help tailor that experience by giving writers the right tools for content creation and portfolio building. Which is why we’ve tweaked some of the profile settings at Quietly, so it’s easy to display your work.

If you’d like the opportunity to get paid to do what you love (re: write), come work with us. We’re always looking for good talent, from newbies to experienced pros.

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