Brendan is currently a Senior Content Manager at Wattpad, helping a team of talented editors and data specialists to discover, develop, and deliver new webnovels to readers across the globe. Prior to that, Brendan worked in digital marketing, managing data-driven campaigns for multinational clients. He also spent 8 years at Simon & Schuster Canada, where, as a Senior Editor, he helped to grow the company’s Canadian publishing program by crafting bestselling books from influential authors, including former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Beverley McLachlin, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, and NHL legends Tie Domi and Wendel Clark.
Joni Di Placido
Joni Di Placido
Joni has 6 years experience in digital indie publishing and is Wattpad’s Creator Community Manager, focusing on writer education. She has a background in teaching and editing, and works primarily with the writers in Wattpad’s Creator Program to help them succeed on the platform.
With a background in traditional publishing and higher education, Ronan creates a one-of-a-kind educational curriculum to help Wattpad creators hone their writing skills to create the next Wattpad hit.
Before joining Wattpad in 2021, Suzanne Sutherland spent a decade working as a children’s book editor. In her current role as Content Lead, she oversees the health and strategy of Wattpad’s on-platform publishing program. She is also the author of several books for young readers.
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