- Burnley, GB
- £12 /hr
- Available now
I am currently in the process of establishing myself as a Virtual Assistant and can offer Administrative, Proof Reading and Secretarial services to companies or individuals allmore...I am currently in the process of establishing myself as a Virtual Assistant and can offer Administrative, Proof Reading and Secretarial services to companies or individuals all over the UK.
I have 5 years' experience of working as a Publishing Manager at a Lancashire based Publishing company, and therefore have excellent administrative and English skills.
Area Covered: All areas of the UK, as I can offer 100% virtual help
Summary: After graduating from University I gained five years' experience in publishing. I became manager of a busy department at a publishing company in Lancashire. In this space of time I learned a lot about the running and management of a busy office. Therefore I have excellent administration skills. I was initially employed as a typist, however, I gained increasingly more responsibility and began supervising and training a number of staff.
The company provided a manuscript checking service. Therefore, one of my main responsibilities in the role was proof reading and editing manuscripts prior to publication. I have outstanding English writing skills and can proof read and correct documents accurately and at speed. I thoroughly enjoyed this aspect of my job and I am looking to make use of these skills for companies who require an experienced proof reader.
I am competent with all Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel, Access and e-mail, and although I do not possess a formal typing qualification, I can type 60 words per minute accurately. Speed and accuracy were essential in my job as I was producing work that was to be published and mistakes could cost the company thousands.
As part of my position at the publishing house, I also maintained records in a large database and filing system and regularly had to set up new databases as new projects came up.
It was also extremely vital that I maintained an excellent relationship with customers and the general public because the business relied on the continued satisfaction and demand of customers. A large percentage of my time included customer service. Therefore, I have excellent communication skills and can cope well under pressure.
I am an extremely hardworking and trustworthy individual, which I think is demonstrated by my promotion within my employment, and I can cope well under pressure and prioritise my workload effectively, having experience of this whilst studying at University and in my employment.
Job Title: Publications Manager
Company: United Press Ltd
Description: At United Press I was responsible for proof reading and editing manuscripts, poetry and books prior to publication.
I also designed the layout and format of publications, and ran my own department within the company.
Summary: 10 GCSEs (including A* in English Language and English Literature)
4 A Levels - Psychology B, Sociology C, Biology C, General Studies D
BA Hons Degree - Criminology and Sociology - The University of Liverpool
Degree: BA Hons
Field of Study: Criminology and Sociology
University / College: The University of Liverpool