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UK VA Awards: Outstanding VA 2017

I am delighted to have been selected as a Finalist for the UK VA Awards: Outstanding VA 2017 The event is being held on Thursday 2nd March 2017  at the Olympia, London. The special 10th Anniversary Award is the ultimate recognition of excellence within the UK VA profession. The three finalists are: Heather Greig of VPA-NI […]

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Christmas opening hours

To help you sort out your diary over the Christmas period here are our opening hours. Have a fantastic Christmas!

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Do you need help with your reports?

I received a call late on Wednesday afternoon from a Rep who works in the motor industry who needed urgent help with the completion of his monthly reports. After a face-to face meeting with him on Thursday to review the type/layout of his reports I have spent all of today preparing the documentation for him […]

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Help – I need to complete a tender document!

When I received a phone call asking for help with the completion of a tender document I jumped at the chance.  The organisation in question needed to complete an on-line tender and wanted to ensure they had everything ‘just right’ before hitting the submission button.  As they were a bit concerned about their typing skills […]

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How do you record what is discussed?

My newest client from the Lisburn area was holding an HR meeting and wanted advice on how to accurately record what was being discussed. We looked at two options:-  1. Attendance of a Minute Taker who would take handwritten notes during the meeting and then prepare a report of what was discussed, plus any action […]

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Top tips for keyboard shortcuts when creating a Word document.

Are you someone who prefers the mouse or the keyboard? When chatting with a client recently they raised their frustration at having to continually take their hands off the keyboard to use the mouse when working on a Word document – so I put together this little cheat sheet for them for some of the […]

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How much should I pay for audio transcription?

So how much does it cost to have an audio recording transcribed? You have a 15 minute audio recording that you need transcribed – so that should only take 15 minutes to type up?  Wrong!  In fact we speak 4 times faster than we can type so a 15 minute recording will actually take at […]

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Outsourced secretarial support.

Are you at the stage where you want to grow your business but not yet at the stage of recruiting staff? Or have you ever had to lay staff off due to a downturn but you still have to manage all the day-to-day back-office tasks to ensure that the business continues to trade? Or occasionally […]

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International Woman’s Day 2016

Today is ‘International Woman’s Day’ – so half the population can celebrate and the other half can support the achievements of the woman in their life! Following quote selected from http://www.internationalwomensday.com/” International Women’s Day means different things to different people. For some it’s a celebration, for others it’s a call to action to accelerate gender […]

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Can I be your Valentine?

For all you busy people out there who want to clear your desk in time to spend Valentines with the one you truly love here is a little gift from me to you. 10% discount off any new audio transcription work from now to the end of February 2016. Go on – treat yourself ♥ Ring […]

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