Educating, Entertaining and Engaging Learners Worldwide

I’m Elaine Giles and I’m a technology consultant based in Manchester, UK.

My passion is technology and I love to share that passion via live training sessions, video demos and written tutorials. I have a YouTube Channel with many training videos for design applications including Photoshop, Pixelmator, Acorn, Sketch and many more together with videos demonstrating the Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
One of my passions is designing slides and many of those I have designed and presented can be seen on my SlideShare page.

If I can help you please get in touch.

Tips, Tricks and Technology Anecdotes

Tales from the IT Frontline
Clip to DEVONthink from Opera

Clip to DEVONthink from Opera

As anyone who has heard an episode of MacBites will already know I love my browsers. At the height of my collecting I had 17 different browsers installed! What can I say? A geek can NEVER have too much tech!

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New Scrivener 3 Styles Course

New Scrivener 3 Styles Course

The most comprehensive Scrivener 3 Styles course available is now ready for your enjoyment. Dedicated to deep diving the new styles feature in Scrivener 3 for Mac it covers everything you need to know to save time and frustration when creating your content in Scrivener.

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Scrivener 3 for Mac – New Features

Scrivener 3 for Mac – New Features

Scrivener 3 for Mac the awesome toolkit for authors, writers and creatives from Literature and Latte was released on 20 November and in this session I demonstrated a wide range of the amazing new features available.

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Scrivener for iOS – FULL Tutorial

Scrivener for iOS – FULL Tutorial

5 years in the making Scrivener for iOS is the highly anticipated mobile version of the desktop writing studio Scrivener. The iOS version launched on 20 July 2016. This video covers a complete range of the application’s features.

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New Tech Toys – June 2017

New Tech Toys – June 2017

After waiting for years for Apple to release a new iMac of sufficiently better spec than my current iMac the great day finally arrived! Apple announced the mid-2017 iMac line up at the WWDC keynote on 5 June 2017. We took a cautious approach and debated the wisdom of...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 50 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 50 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! IT'S MY FINAL DAY!! Yes, I started the day with only 40 km to go. I didn't rush it given I was recovering from last night's revelry at The Plough. However, well before lunchtime I was saddled up and raring to go. Mike decided to...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 49 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 49 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! It was so great to be starting the day with only double figures to go. Even better than that, once today's 40 km was done I'd halved the outstanding distance from 80 km to just the final 40 km. Result! Mike was working from home...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 48 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 48 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! A early start to the day meant I had completed my 40 km before lunch. Talking of lunch I followed the 40 km up with a very pleasant foliage heavy repast. I must say I still find kale an acquired taste but at least it makes the...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 47 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 47 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! An urgent job disrupted my plans for an early start and thus an early finish for today's 40 km. Since I'd decided not to eat until I'd duly completed today's quota of kilometres I was feeling more than a little peckish by the...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 46 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 46 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Doing what I do best this morning ... geeking out! This time it involved MacGyvering a cross platform solution for managing text notes. An application for the Mac called nvAlt was duly installed and configured before I realised...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 45 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 45 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! A good start to my day when I finished all 40 km before doing anything else!   I think my incentive to complete the bike duty was avoiding the search for a transcription solution. I thought transcription was dead given we...

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