I’m happy to say that I’ve been far too busy to post weekly blogs! I have a number of editing projects on the go. The work varies between copyediting a manuscript for a novel, editing short stories, and also some IT work editing work safety diagrams for a business. I’m loving it!
All this is on top of my existing work 3 days a week, ensuring my employer meets their quality accreditation obligations. Of course, there are always the ever-present demands of my little family too. I wouldn’t change a thing!
I’m also working on my official website lauradobra.com.au behind the scenes, which currently sends curious visitors here, to my blog. Stay tuned for more info about my projects, but more importantly – posts about entirely useful things like, How to make Laura’s Italian pasta sauce and meatballs!
This summer, my family, our friend Dan and his two children stayed in a rental property on Molloy Island, Western Australia. The house had all the usual amenities, but we were still required to bring our own linen and our own food (all of it – as there are no shops on the island). Dan and I began messaging about what to pack. He wrote, ‘I’ll…take whatever is in my fridge and pantry with us (as long as it fits in the car) ha ha.’ Hilarious. No. (more…)
It begins. The silly season is here with all its end-of-year parties, concerts and gift buying. If the thought of keeping up with everything that’s going on fills you with dread – you’re not alone. I have some ways to help you keep calm in the Christmas chaos. (more…)
I’ve been bitten by the blogging bug! I put my organisational cap on and decided that this blog would be about some little IT tips and tricks I know. Hopefully some are new and useful to you.
With its Office 2016 suite, and Office 365 apps, Microsoft has introduced a nifty little tool called Tell Me. Do you want to clear the formatting on a line of text but can’t find the darn command in the ever-changing menus?
I felt it fitting for my first ever blog post to start with that phrase; a well-known programmer’s way of sanity checking their code, and testing the waters so-to-speak! My first career was in Information Technology, and now my Cert IV in Professional Writing and Editing has brought me full circle, plunging me into the world of blogging.
You’re probably thinking, ‘Why did she quit her well-paid job in IT to become a student again?’ Good question. One that would normally have a long-winded and boring answer if I hadn’t learnt how to get to the point thanks to my current course! (more…)