Excel Training

I have had several requests lately for Excel training, which is great since it’s my favorite software of all time! So, I thought I’d save some of you some emails and re-cap what I can offer.

Personal Training

  • We’ll meet at a library or coffee shop for a personalized learning experience
  • Two-hour lessons: $40. Half-day (4-hour) workshops: $75.

Group Training

  • Have your IT gal set up your conference room, and I’ll come train your staff.
  • While rates vary based on size and needs, ten staff members for a half day generally runs about $300.


I have several years experience training adults in the classroom setting and in one-on-one private tutorials. I’m also the go-to gal among all my friends for many of their software questions and editing tasks.

Email me today for a free email consultation to see if I’m a good fit to your learning needs.



Website Woes

I have a new client. He runs a local business with a small staff. He hates his website. His story is one that I hear so very often…and it’s one that needs to be told.

He got taken. The “big” company that sold him the domain name and server space conned him into a hefty monthly fee in exchange for them “doing all the work”. If by “doing all the work” they meant copy/pasting his text into one of their templates/themes, then that’s true. He had to do all the writing. They provided some stock imagery and a theme.

So, I’m setting him up with a locally-owned company, setting his site up in WordPress, moving his content, and (once he’s ready) re-pointing his domain name to the new site. The hefty fee he’ll save means my work will pay for itself in about six months. Plus, he’ll have a site that he likes, that he can control, that he can update, and that he can change if needed.

So many people out there have ugly websites that they hate. I think they don’t make the change because they fear how daunting or expensive it will be. It should not be either of those things!

One more bonus: I also offer affordable writing service and maintenance plans. So, no matter the budget or desires to delegate, I can help.

Hate your site? Or worse, don’t have one? Then let’s chat. Shoot me an email!


Lori Luza presents to Austin Adobe User Group

Back by popular demand: InDesign Styles

In the spring of 2012, I presented InDesign Styles to the Austin Adobe User Group. It was a well-received program where the audience had many questions.

Alas, the recoding from that day mysteriously stopped half way through. Since the group leader, Donna, has had many requests to repeat that program, we’re going to do just that!

For those who were there, don’t despair. I’ve tweaked the program to benefit you, too. We’ll move a little more quickly through some of the more common information (paragraph & character styles), add in a bit on nested styles, and spend more time on creating Tables and Indicies.

Presentation: Friday, July 12th, 1:15pm, New Horizons Learning Center

Austin Adobe User Group meets on the second Friday of each month, 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm, at New Horizons Learning Center, 300 East Highland Mall Blvd, Suite 100, Austin, TX.



Lori Luza presenting to Austin Adobe User Group

I’m happy to present again to the Austin Adobe User Group. This time, Donna will join me, and we’ll focus on some tips and tricks with Photoshop.

This is a friendly reminder about the August 10 meeting of the Austin Adobe User Group, featuring Tips and Tricks for Photoshop CS6 and earlier versions. Lori Luza and Donna Blumberg will demonstrate both some of the new to CS6 Photoshop features as well as a number of other tips and tricks for older versions.

We meet at New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E. Highland Mall Blvd, Suite 100 from 1: 15 – 3:30. To help New Horizons Computer Learning Center reserve a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event.

InDesign Presentation on April 13th

I have had a couple of questions about the InDesign presentation regarding the creation of about eBooks and accessible .pdf forms.

While I will try to touch on these requests as they relate to Styles, the majority of the presentation will focus on how/why to use Styles and how they work in InDesign.

So, let’s make a wish list! What InDesign topics would you like to see at a future presentation? Share your ideas in the comments below!


Presenting at Austin WordPress Hands On

WordPress Websites: Show and Tell

I’m flattered to have been asked to present at tonight’s WordPress Websites: Show and Tell.

While the group is currently full, there is a waiting list. So, if you want to see what a handful of us think are neat tricks and tips, sign up.

(And don’t worry if you don’t make this one. This is a popular program that comes around every so often. )