Freelance Writer, Virtual Assistant, Proofreader, Transcriber
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Thank you for viewing my profile. I am a diligent, dedicated, dependable, and motivated individual seeking creative outlets in the fields of virtual assistant, writing, proofreading, PDF conversion, data entry, transcribing and other typing. Quoting Philip Stanhope, it is my valued principle that “whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well”. I check Upwork messages frequently during my regular business hours Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. U.S. eastern time. Additional time will be applied if necessary to complete accepted work. I strive to make every client a repeat client.
I have worked as a virtual assistant for a successful pattern website since July 2007. My current duties include email support for customers and site sellers, frequent blog updates, and weekly newsletter updates.
I use Transcriber Pro software to transcribe audio and video files. In most cases, I can transcribe one hour of clear audio of one to three speakers and proofread the transcription in about twelve to fifteen hours as long as the request is for a clean transcript. Verbatim and frequent unclear speech may take up to 24 hours. More than three speakers will require more time for processing. Please remember to allow time for sleep and possibly other jobs in progress. I generally cannot work past 8:00 p.m. eastern time. But I can begin working on projects between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. so as to be able to take the recommended breaks and complete the job in the same day. If at all possible, I do prefer to transcribe only 30 audio minutes per day in order to reduce errors.
It is helpful if the following information is supplied:
*the number and names of speakers if possible (otherwise, I will use Speaker 1, Speaker 2, etc.)
*whether the transcript should be verbatim or clean (if not provided, you will get a clean transcript)
*a sample transcript format to follow (if not provided, I will use my own judgment)
*a sample of the audio to be transcribed (this helps me determine how clear the speech is)
*whether you will need time stamps and where (otherwise, you will get speakers only)
*whether there is any obscene language (I decline most of these)
WRITING and PROOFREADING
From July 2008 through December 2012, I wrote articles for an online craft magazine and proofread articles for that same magazine from July 2007 through January 2013. Other duties for the magazine included organizing advertising, writers’ deadlines and other miscellaneous submissions, then emailing the organized information to the layout designer. Before the newest issue was published for instant download, I was responsible for proofreading the final draft.
Studying the different proofreading styles has not only honed my skills as a proofreader but as a writer as well. I enjoy writing original reports, research papers, how-to articles and Christian themed articles. My interests include, but are not limited to, the following: women’s interests, crafts, current events, children, housekeeping, aging, organization, charities, and the Holy Bible.
Presently, I am in the process of writing books for Kindle publication which involves strict, but easily achievable, writing guidelines. Thus syllabus requirements and instructors’ individual guidelines are not intimidating. I understand the urgency for properly citing works for college reports. Recent college reports that I have written resulted in a 4.0 GPA.
I am most interested in making your website posts, blog posts, newsletters, emails, and magazine publications look professional before the rest of the world views them. It is amazing how many business newsletters and emails I have received and blogs and websites I have visited that have misspelled words and grammatical errors. I would enjoy the opportunity to read and correct your publications for you.
PDF CONVERSION, DATA ENTRY and TYPING
With basic knowledge of Adobe Acrobat XI Pro and Microsoft Word 2010, I am able to convert PDF to Word and Word to PDF. I will be happy to attempt any other PDF to MS product conversions. Ask me about PDF editing as well. If you need a typist for data entry projects, I can accurately type an average of fifty-four words a minute.
I re-type scanned documents and prefer to type no more than ten pages a day to stay sharp and precise.
I firmly believe that personal life can speak volumes as far as an individual’s dedication and hope you do not mind my elaborating on the important aspects of my personal life that I have been successful at. I have been married to my husband since 1989. I assisted our younger son through his home-based education from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. We have lived in the same house since 1995 which provides a stable environment allowing me to conduct smooth day-to-day operations. With that being said, short term obligations are treated with the same degree of importance and respect as long term obligations.