Variety is the Spice of Life

August 2, 2018

 

 

Since starting my freelance PA/VA business, I have had the pleasure of working with a wide range of both business and private clients, all with very different requirements.

 

My mornings are spent working virtually with a group of ex-military intelligence specialists. The work I do for them is extremely varied; diary management, business development, client liaison, event management, proofreading...

 

Afternoons can provide me with something different every day; sorting out an unruly home office, proofreading a 66 page document, sourcing hard-to-come-by theatre tickets, decluttering an out of control closet, scanning expense receipts, undertaking online research...  A real mixed bag!

 

It’s true to say that like my work in event management, no two days as a freelance personal assistant and virtual assistant are ever the same. Here is a selection of some of the more quirky tasks I have undertaken as a freelance PA/VA:

  • Transporting 20 heavy Christmas gifts across London in a suitcase for two hours due to problems on the tube

  • Sorting out electronic correspondence for a business owner with 6,500 unread emails

  • 7 hours straight of non-stop typing

  • Organising a professional closet organiser in the US for a client’s mother

  • Translating 30 recipes from Franglaise to clear English

  • Devising toilet related party games for a bathroom company

  • Re-jarring and labelling a vast assortment of Chinese herbs

  • Sourcing gingerbread houses for Christmas activities

  • Sorting seven years of receipts and invoices into date order for one client…

  • … and then recording them all electronically

I like variety, so if you have something a little out of the ordinary that you need assistance with, Girl Friday Harrow will be happy to add it to the list.

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