What's this all about?
Penmob started from a desire for a more open and collaborative
writing experience. There are plenty of platforms to publish finished
work, but getting to that point always felt like a black-box process.
Either you're an established writer with publishers knocking down your
door, or you're everybody else.
So I wanted to open it up — make the feedback process less like
a job hunt for the right freelance editor, and more like a writing
This introduced an interesting benefit for editors, too.
If you're an editor, you can piggyback off of an ongoing discussion
with a lower barrier of entry.
Since one editor isn't responsible for the entire start-to-finish
process, you are free to focus on your strengths.
Who is behind Penmob?
a freelance software engineer and wannabe writer. I studied computer science, mathematics, and writing in college,
and then I stepped out into the real world.
Two people in particular are helping Penmob to get off the ground:
from the University of Iowa, and Minda Honey,
a freelance editor & writer. You can catch Minda on the
We are also collaborating with a close group of authors and professional
editors to make sure Penmob works as well as it can, for everyone who uses it.