Newsletter: October 2018


In October, we were ...

Working on


  • editing a thesis on the airline industry

  • editing the Government’s new public health workforce development plan

  • editing a series of documents on a new funding scheme for respite care for people with disabilities

  • proofreading an annual report


  • writing about one of DOC’s conservation dogs and his handler

  • writing about the best things to do around Sydney’s eastern beaches

  • editing a novel based on the author’s real-life cancer diagnosis

  • blogging like a maniac (see below)


Daisy: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

India: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink by Scarlett Curtis, Thanks a Lot, Mr Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey, Not That Bad by Roxane Gay, My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper


Daisy: bringing my pot-plant babies inside for the Hungarian winter, trying to simultaneously find ingeniously out-of-toddler-reach spots for the lot of them and bring a little Jungalow style to our (incurably sticky+messy+totally unstyled) family home

India: working non-stop but feeling very lucky that my work involves reading books and going on holidays


Daisy: Flight of the Conchords Live in London on HBO: I missed those crazy man-children 

India: the beautiful new tattoo my talented brother did on me this month

Coles & Lopez news

Tip of the month

It’s one of those words that makes you sound like you know what you’re talking about. But when, if ever, should you actually use ‘transpire’?