Last month I received an email from, Jessica, a representative of Burk & Company LLC, asking me if I would do a review of a software application called RedactIt. At the time I was getting ready to go on vacation so I asked that she contact me after vacation and I would look into it. As promised, Jessica emailed me when I got back and we scheduled a meeting with a representative of RedactIt. The meeting took place over another application called GoToMeeting, and because I work a full-time job and cannot be available during the day while I’m at work (I don’t think the boss would appreciate it) we scheduled it for Good Friday. I know, I know, not very christian of me. But one’s gotta do what one’s gotta do.
I want to thank all that were present at the meeting for taking the time on a holiday weekend to walk me through the application, which I have to say; looks amazing.
For about one hour I was able to see and experience a small sample of what the software is capable of and came away not regretting my decision to agree to do the review. So why have I not done a review yet? I still have not had the time to download the application onto my computer. I am hoping to do that this weekend and then test it for 15 days. Jessica did mention that if I needed more time I could just call and they would allow me more time on my trial period. I intend on taking full advantage of the application and provide you with a thorough review of it. Just give me a few weeks.
My initial thoughts? Well, during the meeting I was advised that the software is not Mac compatible and although I can download Parallels on my Mac, I do not want to go that route. In this house we are Mac people and the only PC I currently own is a notepad that I absolutely hate. I stressed that this is a very important upgrade for me and if it is important to me, some of my readers may feel the same way. Despite this Mac compatibility problem my first impression of the application is good and I am looking forward to testing it on my own.
It feels like forever since I’ve been here. There has been so much going on which should not be an excuse but…. since this is my blog I’ll make it an excuse just so I can feel better about not being here :).
I want to thank all of you who have stuck around waiting for the next post and I promise that this time it will be coming very shortly. I’m working on doing some software reviews and will be doing some reviews of Apps on the iPad. I may even review some fun apps just because I can.
Seriously, though. I have been really busy at the office and even though I probably could have found the time to post here, I have to admit that I am so tired by the time I get home that I am not able to think of anything to talk to you about. We have had a few paralegals leave to pursue other opportunities and for a while there we were trying to hire as well as keep up with the influx of work. It looks like we’re ok now and my head is finally above water.
It has been a really busy couple of months in the financial industry. 1) a lot of the laws that were passed due to the financial “fiasco” have come to fruition this year, so we are being bombarded with regulations and audits; 2) Because the economy is bound to get better (keeping my fingers crossed) we are positioning ourselves to take advantage of the upturn as soon as it happens and this leads me to why the past 4 months have been feeling like I was run over by a Mac Truck.
An opportunity presented itself for me to take on a new type of work. Currently, along with being the paralegal supervisor and the lead paralegal on all regulatory matters I have also developed a new role as a corporate and foreign registration compliance paralegal. The position never existed at the firm and I have been lucky enough to make it into what I want. Although I’m having a really good time with it and learning a lot, I am exhausted by the time I get home. There are a lot of things to learn and plans to put into practice. I am hoping to be able to write a couple of posts about it but still don’t know exactly how to do that.
Anyway, I just really wanted to say hello to all of you and thank you for sticking around. Please feel free to come by and kick my tired butt so I get on here, Facebook and Twitter more often. After all, I really do enjoy talking to you all and should make the time to do it.
For now, I’m going to have some dinner and I will try to work on a post for next time.