You can create new contacts or edit people's current records from within the Contacts Admin area of Stison.
Navigate to the Contacts menu item and then click on the sub menu: Contacts. From here you can either edit an existing contact by clicking on their name or create a new one by selecting the Create New button.
In either instance you will be faced with a new screen that will either be filled in with details or ready for you to add new information in.
The minimum information that you can add to this screen is their First Name and Last Name. The rest is technically optional.
The type information at the top is important if the contact is a Customer or a Contributor as it allows them to appear in the correct areas in the Publishing Management system. You should also check the Production Section if you wish them to be able to be added to a production schedule, or the Royalties Section if they are to be a Payee [Note Contributors will automatically appear in Royalties].
You have the option to add a photograph and other rich content, including biographical information, titles and qualifications, a range of contact details including email addresses, phone numbers, websites and mailing addresses. As you are probably going to be generating AIs from your system, then using the options in this screen will be valuable.
To add a contributor biography, navigate to Notes/ Conferences and click on the second tab called Biographical Note, as shown in the following screen shot:
Don't forget to click on Create or Update when you are finished to save the data.
The following screen shot demonstrates what this part of the system looks like with some useful data filled in, including a photograph of the contact.