An efficient Virtual Assistant with over 32 years experience of supporting senior management teams. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team. Good problem solving and analytical skills.
For 28 years I have been a qualified City and Guilds Trainer. This qualification enables me to learn a product and then teach it to others. I have carried out training on MS Word and the Internet to an exceptionally high level.
Throughout my life's work I have:
Managed 56 people as a Supervisor in a typing centre for Local Government. This served departments such as Planning, Environmental Health, Engineering, Architecture, Legal Services and Estates. I have had to type up Minutes of meetings, Specifications for Architects, Legal documents of all varieties and prepared for Planning Committees.
I can touch copy type accurately at 100 wpm and audio at 120 wpm.
My internet experience has stretched over 20 years plus and am experienced with emails, skype and internet researching.
I have carried out various high level roles e.g. PA to a Managing Director, Head Legal Secretary/PA to a Director of a Law firm, PA to Chief Executive of Local Government and worked with a Colonel on Royal functions. I have also had to take instructions for wills, conveyances and police statements.
For 18 years I worked in Local Government and whilst working there I took part in the emergency strategy in case war broke out. For this I had to take an oath under the Secret Oaths act.
Also whilst working at Local Government I had the privilege of working with a Colonel who was in charge of all the Royal events for Portsmouth. This meant I had to liaise with Palace officials and type up event programmes. All of which had to be carried out without any errors and had extremely tight deadlines to meet along with keeping everything top secret.
I have carried out work for Committees e.g. Minutes transcription.
I am a qualified proof reader.
For 15 years now I have assisted in updating websites and carrying out work from the back end of them. I can upload and download websites using the ftp programme, as well as creating new posts in a blog, using wordpress.
I have used spreadsheets to collate information for a client who needed sales leads for memberships.
I can manage diaries as well as arrange travel/meetings.
Area Covered: Globally
Company Name: Businessonthego
Summary: Legal Secretary
Some Frontpage and Dreamweaver
Downloading and Uploading Websites
Knowledge of Wordpress (adding pages and news items)
Company: Computer Tutors
Description: For my previous client I had to type up from audio files and old content in word/pdf format, the site content and made revisions for Computer-Tutors' website and the company’s 'marketing documentation' (emails/course information brochures).
For Computer-Tutors' clients, they manage websites/web content for a number of clients. I had to type from audio files and type up content by a video link via MSN and Skype, with a client, using the voice facility on the PDF's. I also had to type up product descriptions for the sites' selling products online - for example CT will receive list of products from client, my work will include going to the ‘drop shipping site’ and produce from existing content product description, or if little or no information process appropriate product description adhering to trading standards i.e, http://www.oft.gov.uk/about-the-oft/legal-powers/legal/distance-selling-regulations, appropriate advertising body.
Education Summary: City and Guilds Training
RSA Typewriting III
Scheideggers Diploma for Letter Writing/Copy Typing
GCSE's English Language/Literature/Oral