An Australian author who spent her working life penning instructional and technical books and ghost-writing informational works, Lorraine Cobcroft adopted the name ''Rainbowriter'' because her husband nicknamed her ''Rainbow'', and she has always been excited by the rainbow's pomise.
Lorraine's most successful work was ''The Layout Course'', a 15 lesson self-paced learning program to teach novices visual 4GL computer programming using the now defunct ''Layout'' software produced by Objects, Inc. of Boston, MA. Later, she ghost-wrote informational works on subjects as diverse as body building, child health, home renovation, tax reduction and asset protection, and buying a car. She also produced investment offer documents, marketing collateral, business reports and procedure guides for small businesses.
Now semi-retired and resident in a small beachside village in Northern NSW, Lorraine divides her time between reading, writing, gardening, sewing, beach walks, spoiling grandchildren and touring Australia with her husband in their campervan.
In semi-retirement, Lorraine turned to fiction and creative non-fiction, publishing short stories and novels. She adopted the logline ''nudge the world a little'' because she believes in the power of words and the obligation of writers to use their skills to influence and hopefully drive improvement in the human condition. A keen book reviewer, Lorraine also produces courseware for writers, and offers critiquing and mentoring services for novice writers and self-publishing help for writers, and builds and maintains web sites for a number of clients.
Lorraine recently accepted a contract to write user documentation for cloud-based Mclowd Accounting software for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and is loving being a part-time member part of the fantastic Mclowd team.
Lorraine is an active member of Fairfield Writers Group (Queensland), Goodreads and reviews for Writers Web and ReadersFavorite.
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