Hi @keckhoff Have you considered leveraging the self-publish flow with TKB v4?
In this flow, we assign all the three permissions (Start, Review & Publish) to a single community member so that they can author and take it all the way to publication themselves. This along with the permission 'Edit own articles post publish' should hopefully address your requirement here. This combination of permissions will not allow edit of Restricted and Blocked articles.
Here's a handy reference: Workflow Enhancements: TKBs and Blogs
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