As Assistant Site Maintenance Manager, each month Olga uploaded an average of 180 new books to Harlequin.com, the largest publishing house bookstore on the web. Prior to going up on the website, each book had to have a cover image resized, back cover copy edited, and metadata added to ensure that it would display and sell properly. She also uploaded monthly coupon promotions, making sure they worked through the checkout process, and was responsible for uploading and scheduling monthly new online reads.
During her time at Harlequin, Olga also assisted with a major site redesign, providing feedback, testing pages, and populating content for the switch.
In October 2009 the Harlequin Blog was launched. Olga was the first editor of the Harlequin Blog. It was the first home of So You Think You Can Write, the annual writer’s challenge. As editor, Olga liaised with writers, editors and readers to create thoughtful and engaging blog posts about new Harlequin releases, trends in women’s fiction, and writing tips for people who aspire to become published authors.
The blog look changed seasonally and Olga liaised with the Digital Director, graphic designers, and web developers on all new theme changes.
Highlights include: Harlequin Bicentennial Month, the launch of the Harlequin Vintage Collection, So You Think You Can Write coverage, Romance Writers Association conference dispatch reports, and Tales from the Editor.
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