As most forum regulars know, Ioa Petra’ka - whose handle on this forum is AmberV, even though he recently came out as a man - has long been giving detailed user support on these forums, spending time every day helping out users, often answering questions before I get to them, and often, too, answering them better than me. What most of you won’t realise is just how much he has helped in other areas away from the forums: for instance, he designed the Scrivener 1.x icon, has alpha-tested most Scrivener builds, and has helped me refine features by bouncing ideas around with me (the way Edit Scrivenings, the corkboard and outliner will be integrated in 2.0, for instance, was devised by my running ideas past Ioa with him pointing out UI snags and offering improvements - he has a very good eye for UI and how things work). He has always maintained the FAQ, moderated the forum and wiki areas, too.
It is with great pleasure, then, that I am able to announce that Ioa is now officially part of Team Literature & Latte. Ioa recently went freelance and while he will be pursuing other projects, too, he will now be doing a lot of work for us in an official capacity. He is currently working on the documentation for 2.0, updating the website for the same, and will be giving ongoing support among other things. We’ve even added his (child) mug to our About page:
This probably is no big surprise to anybody - I’ve been intending to employ Ioa for a couple of years now to lessen the guilt I feel for all the time he has given to us for free, and his coming on board on a freelance basis is, I hope, only the start of Ioa’s official future with L&L.
So: Welcome aboard Ioa!
All the best,
P.S. Visitors to the About page will notice another mysterious crew member too - my missus, who has long helped us out behind the scenes and owns half the bloomin’ company. It was 'er indoors that organised our NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy sponsorships, for instance.
P.P.S. Astute readers will note that my avatar has changed. Given that Ioa and David both now have evil sci-fi robots as part of their avatars, I thought I would have a pleasant drone for mine. Extra points go to those who recognise the film.