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How to find and work with a Virtual Assistant
3rd June 2019
Firstly, it's important to recognise that there's a big difference between engaging an employee and hiring a virtual assistant. A VA is an admin specialist who runs his/her own business, so you will want to set out on a harmonious ...
Spotlight on: Proofreading - the Semicolon
16th April 2019
The semicolon is like a little devil who can leave the best of us feeling somewhat flummoxed at times. My usual rule is - if you're unsure, leave well alone! However, the semicolon can turn a piece of writing into a more sophistic ...
Spotlight on: Proofreading - the Apostrophe
15th February 2019
'You don't get a second chance to make a first impression.'How true is that? Yet many small business owners commit to print or screen documents, blogs, posts and other articles containing errors.Grammar, punctuation and spelling ...
How organised are you?
3rd January 2019
As those who know me will know, I do like to be organised. In fact, in my line of work, it's essential. As January has been designated #GetOrganisedMonth I thought I'd share a few little tips and tricks. I like to make use of te ...
2018 - A Year End Review
30th December 2018
As the year draws to a close, it's a time when businesses such as my own reflect on the highs and lows of the year gone by. Most businesses will report that the year got off to a flying start. Given that Mr T and I were on (what w ...
Best Practice for sending Emails
22nd November 2018
I’ve spoken previously on my Facebook page about good email etiquette – we know we shouldn’t type in capitals in an email as it’s considered to be SHOUTING – very bad form! It’s not a good idea to write an email in anger – ...
Client Case Study - Proofreading the Memoirs of the late James Ellis
21st June 2018
I was delighted to be approached by Robina Ellis, the wife of the late actor James Ellis, better known to those of us 'of a certain age' as Sgt Bert Lynch in Z Cars. James wrote his memoirs as a series of poetry and prose entitle ...
18th October 2017
I've timed this blog to coincide with Information Overload Day, which was established by a group of companies aiming to heighten awareness of what happens when employees are faced with too much information. Research has shown th ...
The Bank Holiday is nearly here, are you ready?
14th August 2017
As we head towards another Bank Holiday weekend, here are a few observations on the best ways in which people plan to maximise the chance to relax and spend time with family and friends. Put in extra time if need be in the weeks r ...
So, what actually is a Virtual Assistant?
7th June 2017
Good question. Small business owners, consultants, entrepreneurs and academics are increasingly outsourcing 'back office' tasks to a freelance admin specialist or, in other words, a virtual assistant (VA). Services on offer vary f ...
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