Office Services

You started your business to do what you love, especially if you are an artist, author, or musician.  No need to waste your time with straightforward typing, or struggle with juggling numbers and data in a spreadsheet.  Let me handle the dull, technical stuff for you so you can focus on what you do best! 

Documents and Spreadsheets

TYPING:  anything from address labels to book manuscripts. 

SPREADSHEETS:  I do numbers and more!  Find out how you can utilize the power of Excel spreadsheet databases to keep track of more than just numbers.

DOCUMENT DESIGN:  My expertise extends to formatting documents to make them look their best.  Let me unleash the power of Microsoft Word for you.

INDEXING:  my services for authors include book indexing with Microsoft Word.

I have Microsoft Excel, Publisher, and Word 365.  I can also save spreadsheets and documents in other formats, including PDF files.

Working together

My Virtual Assistant services are available to clients in the Annapolis Royal area of Nova Scotia (Digby, Clementsvale, Bear River, Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown), and via the Internet anywhere in Canada.

INITIAL CONSULTATION: before beginning to work together, we will discuss your needs in a free personal consultation (in person or by phone or email).  

WORKSITE:  I generally work from my home office, but can work on-site with local clients in the Annapolis Royal area.  

OPTIONS FOR GETTING YOUR MATERIALS TO ME: 

Drafts of materials to be typed, or information to be entered into spreadsheets, can be brought to my home office (local clients), emailed or mailed.  (Or, at a pinch, dictated over the phone). 

For document/spreadsheet design, if there is an existing document it can be emailed to me for reference; otherwise a draft of the desired design can be brought to my home office, emailed or mailed, or discussed over the phone.  Working one-on-one is most effective; if that is not possible, as I work on the design I will email the results to you for your approval.

Book indexing is done from the completed manuscript in .doc or .docx format.

Original materials will be returned to the client unless otherwise requested. 

The client is responsible for the cost of mailing.

FILE FORMAT: I can accept document or spreadsheet files in Word (.doc, .docx) or Excel (.xls, . xlsx) format, or in any other common word processor or spreadsheet format.  Note: I am able to convert PDF files to .docx or .xlsx files, so these can be edited as well.  You can also send JPG files or other image formats as drafts; these should be as large as possible for the sake of clarity.

RATES:  

Hourly:   $18/hour, usually billed monthly. 
Or you can pre-pay for a block of time in advance.  (With a pre-paid block I will send you a timesheet showing the time used and the amount remaining).

Interested?  Contact me to arrange a free initial meeting.