Newsletter: April 2018


In April, we were . . . 

Working on


  • editing the new edition of a legal textbook on judicial review

  • proofreading a novel featuring a young guy who travels back in time to witness some Anzac action first-hand

  • editing a handful of documents on the issue of problem gambling in New Zealand


  • assessing the manuscript of and then editing a legal textbook about money laundering and financing of terrorism

  • editing a self-help book about beating procrastination

  • proofreading the second book in a children’s fantasy adventure series

  • writing about a collaboration between Kiwi chef Nic Watt and wine expert Sam Harrop

  • writing about Hawke’s Bay’s rapidly growing Taradale Pottery Club


Daisy: Beezus and Ramona (with my seven-year-old) by Beverley Cleary and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (yes, really! I’d never read it before)

India: Tinderbox by Megan Dunn, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and The Vanishing Act by Jen Shieff


Daisy: Walking endlessly around the house and backyard with my youngest kid holding my pinky finger, as he gets ready to take his first steps

India: Moving to a gorgeous new flat in Northland, Wellington, and learning how to solve a Rubik’s cube


Daisy: All the flowers coming up in my garden, and fresh home-grown eggs from our new hens (spring has decisively sprung here in Hungary, where our family is based at the moment)

India: The hilarious early-2000s British comedy Green Wing (both seasons are on Netflix now!)

Coles & Lopez news

  • Crystal Reign by Kelly Lyndon, which India proofread, topped Mighty Ape’s best-selling fiction list

  • India’s review of Wharekauhau Country Estate appeared in Kia Ora magazine

Tip of the month

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