Newsletter: May 2018


In May, we were . . .

Working on


  • editing New Zealand’s Digital Health Strategy

  • editing a doctoral thesis


  • editing a Year 10 maths textbook

  • writing about the best things to do in Gisborne

  • writing about why Dave Dobbyn loves his home base of Grey Lynn


Daisy: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

India: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan and The Road by Cormac McCarthy


Daisy: Perfecting my sourdough recipe, arranging my kids’ bookshelves by language and colour (my kids are bilingual: Hungarian and English) and re-reading The BFG (English, pink) with my seven-year-old

India: Collecting my cat, Penny, from her temporary home in Hawke’s Bay and bringing her back to Wellington with me (at last!)


Daisy: Impossibly perfect earth-mother Instagram accounts like this one and this one giving me hand-crafty, culinary and wise-womanly inspiration in five-minute break-from-real-life bursts

India: Beer?!?! After years of being a Wino Forever, Wellington’s craft beer culture has finally won me over. Sour beer was my gateway drug.

Coles & Lopez news

  • India joined the reviewer team at NZ Booklovers – read her review of The Vanishing Act by Jen Shieff here

  • Elastic Island Adventures: Jewel Lagoon by Karen McMillan, which India proofread, was published

  • India’s interview with Kiwi actress Rachel House appeared in Kia Ora magazine

  • India began blogging about Wellington goings-on at – read her first blog, about the rise of Ghuznee St, here

Tip of the month

Are you putting that extra syllable in just to sound brainier? Here's the real deal on oriented/orientated and preventive/preventative.