So You Wanna Be a VA?

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Tweet Like many long-term VAs I receive many calls and emails from (mostly) ladies wanting to get started as VAs. I thought it might be useful if I put my response to them in a blog post for anyone else who may be thinking of getting started as a VA. I hope you find it […]

SEEK Job adverts – caution advised

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Tweet There have been a few posts to VA lists of late about jobs advertised on lists like SEEK job placement boards. They might be for medical transcriptionists, typists, phone sales and so on. I would urge caution to any VA who considered applying for one of these advertised positions.  For tax purposes you would […]

Dictation Tips

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Tweet Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been Tweeting and putting on our Facebook page some handy dictation tips for authors. So here they are, combined into one collective place for ease of reference: Dictation Tip 1: Try to dictate in a quiet environment – not in the local coffee shop at lunch time […]

Audio Transcription: Not all Transcriptionists are Alike

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Tweet One of the most frequent enquiries I receive in my practice is for transcription services – digital, microtape, standard tape – not just from potential clients but from new VAs wanting to ‘get in on’ what seems to be a burgeoning niche in the Virtual Assistant industry. So, here are a few tips and […]

What’s a VA? Let’s get it right!

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Tweet On 10 November 2007 the Spectrum section of the Sydney Morning Herald re-ran an article by UK-based Sandy Mitchell (which also ran in the London Telegraph) titled “With a Virtual Assistant You Can Outsource Your Life“.This misrepresentation of virtual assistants prompted a letter from me to the Editor of the SMH which has not […]