- London, GB
- £10 /hr
- Available now
Writing: I love words so much, I'm eating alphabet candy while I write this. Just try me. You won't be disappointed.
Proofreading: I'm a born punctuation andmore...Writing: I love words so much, I'm eating alphabet candy while I write this. Just try me. You won't be disappointed.
Proofreading: I'm a born punctuation and grammar stickler who can spot a misplaced comma at twenty paces, and spelled supercalifragilisticexpialidocious backwards at age 5 for fun. You can trust me to make your precious thesis, novel, or whatever letter-perfect.
Copy editing: I can edit your text to make it flow better, sound punchier, or just say everything you need to say in fewer words. If you want help finding a 'tone of voice', I can do you a sample piece in several different styles and then use the style you like on the whole text.
French to English translation: I was fluent at age 17. Bonus creative writing background means you get a translation that actually sounds good in English.
Transcription & Audio typing: 60 wpm with a crazy huge vocabulary.
PA & Admin services: If you need a 'virtual PA', I'm the one you're looking for. With 2.5 years' experience as a legal PA at one of the UK's biggest companies, I'm also well used to working with small entrepreneurs who've never had an employee before. I have a lovely well-spoken phone voice, years of admin experience, bags of enthusiasm and a natural instinct for looking after people.
Odd Jobs: Need something doing that's not on this list? Just ask - no job is too odd!
Area Covered: London to Windsor
Summary: Jan 2008 • present: Legal PA for BSkyB
Arranging meetings and teleconferences
Extensive diary and outlook calendar management
Maintaining paper and electronic filing systems
Typing agreements, letters, draft emails, reports and other legal and non-legal documentation
UK and international travel arrangements on company system
June 2007 • Jan 2008: Secretary for Felton Pumphrey Chartered Accountants
Audio and copy typing
Administration including booking meetings and organising the office Christmas party
Sept 2006 • June 2007: PA/Administrator for Central & North West London Mental Health Trust.
PA support to Manager and Team Leaders
Responsibility for all aspects of administration within the team
July 2006 • Sept 2006: Information Controller for Atkins Rail.
Varied and high-pressure administrative role
Responsibility for document control throughout a large international company
April 2006 - July 2006: Assistant to Dr. Edward Anderson, Peterhouse College, Cambridge.
Secretarial/administrative duties, document scanning
May 2005 - April 2006: Property Consultant for Property in Estonia.
Responding to enquiries by email and telephone
Updating website with new content
July 2004 - May 2005: Audio typist for Smith Bernal Wordwave and Guardian columnist Mark Anstead.
Speed transcribing police suspect and witness interviews. Experience of legal terminology
Transcribing celebrity interviews
Verbatim and \'super-verbatim\' transcription
60 wpm with high accuracy
July 2004 - March 2005 (concurrently): \'Junior Weaponeer\' for Historical Engineering.
Writing an instruction manual for a new computer game re-enacting World War II
June 2003 - June 2004: Residential Social Worker at RNIB Redhill College.
Providing care and support to students with visual impairment and other disabilities
Became unofficial house secretary’ as I had the best IT skills in the house
Oct 2001 - June 2003: Freelance writer and occasional web designer, working for the national press, business clients and several major charities
Writing feature articles with a speciality in financial journalism. Leading articles in the Daily Telegraph and Director magazine.
Producing engaging brochures, internet copy, press releases, case studies etc.
Mar 2001 - Oct 2001: Language Consultant for web agency Venture3.
Web copywriting and design
Finding a \'voice\' for major brands (e.g. Europe\'s largest cable company)
Naming new brands
Helping my own company transform its external communications
Aug 2000 - Mar 2001: Also for Venture3: Journalist, Sub-Editor and then Deputy Editor of credit-suisse.net, a financial news and investment website.
Leading a team of journalists
Deciding on and implementing a \'house style\'
Researching and writing articles to a tight deadline
Ensuring a large amount of new content went online on time every day
Job Title: Proofreader/Editor
Description: Hi Rodney,
I'm so sorry, I've gone about this the wrong way - please could you reply to this request with the lovely testimonial you wrote for me?
Job Title: Freelance Writer
Company: Think Industries
Description: Copy & article writing
Education Summary: BA (Hons) in English Literature, Cambridge University
A-Level French (+ additional study at university)
Writer, Proofreader, PA, Transcriber, Translator, Odd Job Person
Evan did a fantastic job and we will certainly be planing to use their services again in the future, would recommend for highly professional and diligent service and look forward to working together in future
Thank you so much!!!!!! I'll look forward to working with you again too. :)
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Thank you so much for the payment and the FIVE STAR FEEDBACK! WITH PRONOUNS! I've reciprocated and you really deserve it. Just to remind you (no hurry!) you should also have an invoice for the meeting minutes - please do let me know if it hasn't showed up. Thanks again, Evan
PS. PPH aren't letting me change my name on here, so I'm hopefully going to set up a new account and link back to this one so that people can still see my feedback and endorsements. I'll let you know when I get round to that :)