Newsletter: September 2018


In September, we were ...

Working on


  • proofreading a book on the potential effects of sea-level rise in New Zealand

  • editing a fact-sheet on non-volitional sex for a government department

  • preparing a handful of quotes for future projects


  • doing a manuscript assessment for a children’s book author

  • editing information booklets for new university students

  • writing about various New Zealand celebrities’ homes: Eliza McCartney in Devonport, Stacey Morrison in Rotorua, Miriama Kamo in Birdling’s Flat, Laughton Kora in Whakatane

  • editing the new edition of a book about taxation law


Daisy: Winter of the World by Ken Follett, In Praise of Older Women by Stephen Vizinczey; also The Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy with my daughter (today in micro-literature ...)

India: All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene, The Girl on the Page by John Purcell


Daisy: hosting two different guests from New Zealand here in our Hungarian house, and coming to terms with the end of our river swimming season

India: trying to make turbans a Thing as my growing-out-a-pixie-cut journey reaches new lows


Daisy: quiet mornings in my almost-ready office with my girls at school and kindy, my toddler in the competent arms of my mother-in-law, a view of the autumnal shores of the Danube out my window and bottomless cups of coffee at my fingertips 

India: Brutalism by IDLES and A Laughing Death in Meatspace by Tropical F**k Storm – two albums definitely not conducive to peaceful writing/editing

Coles & Lopez news

Tip of the month

There’s nothing wrong with ending a sentence with a preposition! Here’s why.