- Saint-Xandre, FR
- £15 /hr
- Available now
I am a well qualified and highly skilled professional with over 30 years experience and began my 'freelancing career' after a significant lifestyle change.
I am accurate,more...I am a well qualified and highly skilled professional with over 30 years experience and began my 'freelancing career' after a significant lifestyle change.
I am accurate, reliable, and produce work of the highest quality in a timely manner. I have a calm and unflappable disposition and a great sense of humour. The majority of the work I do is of a highly confidential nature and often under confidentiality agreements. I work to tight deadlines, whilst paying great attention to detail. I have excellent organisational, interpersonal, literacy and numeracy skills. Due to the diverse nature of my work, a flexible and adaptable approach is essential.
My skills are those one would expect of a top level professional including, but not limited to, advanced knowledge of the MS Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint); audio transcription; proofreading and editing; copy typing; data entry (alpha and numeric); research projects; shorthand; composition of correspondence; diary management; lifestyle management; complex travel and hotel arrangements (both UK and overseas); office management; personnel management; basic accounts management etc. etc.
My transcription and proofreading experience ranges from presentations and conference calls within the global financial and business arena, to interviews for multinationals, the military, academics, management consultants, media and entertainment industry etc and general transcription. I have also had legal experience.
I have worked in commercial, professional and industrial environments, including legal; financial; investment; leisure design; entertainment; sport; education, and am well versed in business practices.
I look forward to hearing from anyone who thinks that I may be of help in supporting them in their business/personal lives.
Area Covered: All areas, including overseas
Summary: A highly motivated and committed professional freelancer with excellent skills and a wealth of experience. Transcription/audio typing, copy typing; proofreading; advanced MS Office, shorthand, diary management, emailing, letter composition, reports, presentations, mail-shots, invoicing, and credit control, minute-taking,personnel management, office management, personal bill-paying, complex travel and hotel arrangements, entertainment bookings, etc. etc.
Job Title: PA
Company: Law Firm
Description: Initially, this was a temporary assignment for one week, but at the end of the week, I was asked to stay on and within one month offered a permanent position.
As a floating Legal Secretary, I gained experience in all aspects of legal work within various departments, including Criminal, Family,Probate and Conveyancing. I had had a number of years previous legal experience and this position enabled me to capitalise on that experience and provide the Firm with continuity of cover at all times wherever I was needed.
Job Title: PA to MD/Office Manager
Company: Leisure Design/AV Company
Description: A small leisure design company, I was responsible for the smooth running of the office, together with project management, marketing, organisation and coordination of complex overseas business trips, attending meetings with the Managing Director
Job Title: PA to MD/Office Manager
Company: Off-track F1 Team
Description: PA to owner and Managing Director covering all aspects of PA work, including but not limited to fielding all telephone calls, dealing with those matters I was able to deal with; diary management; composing own correspondence; managing all the MD's pesonal and household affairs, i.e. paying bills, arranging tradesmen, personal bank/credit card reconciliations; managing company bill payments, etc; dealing with high profile potential investors/financial institutions, potential sponsors, Government departments/Ministers.
In addition to my PA duties,there were a number of litigation cases ongoing and with my previous legal experience, I was able to provide input and suggestions, as well as typing affidavits, pleadings, statements, etc., dealing with lawyers, making up bundles to send to Counsel; ensuring that all the legal files were kept up to date at all times.
Job Title: PA/Secretary
Description: Various temping assignments, including legal; the oil industry; diamond merchant; recruitment; hospitality
Job Title: Temporary PA
Company: Private Equity Investment Firm
Description: Temporary PA to the Managing Partner of a private equity firm, dealing with correspondence, fielding telephone calls, complex overseas trips and meeting schedules, organising conference calls, liaising with investors and portfolio companies, reconciling expenses, etc.
I was offered a permanent post but due to personal circumstances I was unable to take up the offer.
Job Title: PA/Account Manager
Company: ICT Solutions Provider
Description: As PA to the MD of a computer and IT solutions provider, I proactively managed the major client accounts of the Company, ensuring their computer and IT requirements were catered for at all times. Researching and providing suggestions as to how improvements could be made. Liaising with the order department to ensure delivery dates will be met and identifying any potential delays at the earliest opportunity.
One of last projects I worked on was the IT and communication installation for what was then a new, but is now, a major tourist attraction. I was responsible for coordinating the cabling and infrastructure contractors and suppliers to ensure all the equipment was delivered at the required time. Arranged project meetings with all parties involved and generally made sure that everything was progressing according to the critical path schedule.
Job Title: Office Manager
Company: Large Comprehensive School
Description: This large comprehensive school was on a split site and I was responsible for the management, coordination and smooth running of the school offices and receptions on both sites. I supervised a small team consisting of secretaries, receptionists and administrative assistants. My duties also included but not restricted to being part of the selection and interview team for the recruitment of new administrative/secretarial staff and induction of same; making sure there was sufficient cover on both sites in the event of staff absence; taking minutes at the senior leadership team and Board of Governors' meetings; ensuring that pupil data was kept up to date and new intake roll was populated on the pupil management system each year; publication of the weekly staff newsletter; coordinated mass mailings to parents, etc.
With a the appointment of a new Headmaster, I was asked to take up the role of Personnel Manager.
Job Title: Personnel Manager
Company: Large Comprehensive School
Description: This was a role where the utmost confidentiality and discretion had to be exercised at all times. I had sole responsibility for: creating and managing the staff records of over 200 teaching and support staff, ensuring they were kept up to date at all times; coordinating and managing the recruitment process; checking contracts to ensure all staff were on the correct contract and at the correct grade; managing sickness/maternity records/leave; arranging and attending staff disciplinary meetings; payroll functions, although not the payroll itself;
I was also responsible for some non-personnel functions such as the the pupil census upon which funding was based; organising cover for teaching staff absences, often at short notice, to ensure that no class was left without a teacher.
Education Summary: RSA Private Secretary Diploma; HND Business and Finance
Transcription, Proofreading, Copy Typing, Data Entry, Administration, Internet Research
Yvonne was brilliant. Really quick turnaround and very high quality work. She was a pleasure to work with. I will certainly be recommending her.
Excellent work! Completed her initial project and then helped us out with last minute urgent work required. Many thanks!
Excellent quality, attention to detail and went beyond requirements. Very impressive.
Yvonne did an excellent job, I'll definitely be using her services again.
Yvonne is a real gem - superfast and uses her initiative to get the job done well. I will certainly be using her services again
I'm very happy with the quality of Yvonne's work. She highlighted where information would need double checking because of the quality of the audio and didn't try to hide or gloss over any mistakes which I'm really happy about.
Helpful and communicative throughout the project, I would thoroughly recommend Yvonne's work
Good work, as usual
I found Yvonne an absolute delight to work with. Very professional and fast service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.
I will work with Yvonne next time :)
Thank you Yvonne for all your work over the last few months. We've been very pleased with the quality, particularly the accuracy and timeliness of what you produced.
More excellent work thanks.
Very good work again. Thank you
Again a pleasure to work with Yvonne. A very smooth and pleasant working relationship