Smith - Virtual Assistant Extraordinaire!
Kathy is a warm, friendly, enthusiastic
person who loves to help people in their businesses. From an early age,
she always wanted to be the right-hand person to the "big boss". In
many of the positions she's held, she has done just that. Kathy brings
over 20 years administrative/writing experience to her work. As a VA
for the last 10 years, she's added many more skills to her ever-growing
repertoire. She thrives on time-oriented and detailed-oriented tasks
as well as writing and editing projects. She's open to new ways of doing
things and also likes to be proactive, suggesting ideas and taking charge
of what needs to be done. Kathy understands how essential an effective,
productive and collaborative relationship is to her clients. And for
her, it's important that she cultivates a deep sense of connection with
everyone she works with. At the end of the day, knowing she's helped
make someone else's life easier gives her great satisfaction.
Kathy has worked as an independent contractor for 10 years. Most notably,
she worked from 1993 to 1997 in several administrative posts with the
province's Ministry of Health, Mental Health Division. Besides enhancing
and broadening her pre-existing administrative/secretarial skills in
these positions, Kathy became adept at proposing and landing her own
contract work. In 2001 she officially launched Smith Secretarial &
Design, and has worked for clients from all over North America. Her
reputation as a dedicated, thorough and trusted worker is exemplary.
A 19-year freelance writer, Kathy has been published in Looking Great,
Business Examiner, Times-Colonist, Esquimalt News,
Saanich News, Health Care News, Visions, Schizophrenia
Digest, Focus, and more. She is also an excellent copy-writer.
Besides writing and editing a variety of documents for numerous clients,
Kathy is the former newsletter editor for the Canadian Virtual Assistant
Network as well as the Victoria Chapter of the Periodical Writer's Association
of Canada. View Kathy's portfolio here.