VA Extra - virtual secretarial services

Yardley, Birmingham
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Based in Birmingham VA Extra provides an efficient,
reliable and accurate digital audio transcription, copy typing, proofreading
and secretarial service to business professionals and individuals.

My name is Jane Hickman and I am the owner of VA Extra and I started the business in 2009. Prior to starting the business, I was a legal secretary and have over 25 years’ experience working in law firms in Birmingham and have considerable experience working in corporate departments, litigation, property and charity law.

I am also a qualified proofreader having passed the PTC Certificate in Proofreading.  I have also undertaken training courses through the Society of Editors and Proofreaders including proofreading and introduction courses in copy-editing and web editorial skills.

Registered as a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you need only part-time or occasional secretarial assistance, a virtual assistant offers flexible working and a cost-effective solution.

Secretarial services include:

  • Digital audio transcription – Download and send your audio files to me which I will
    transcribe and return the completed work to you via Dropbox, email or post.  I can transcribe from MP3, DSS and DS2 (DSS
    Pro) audio file extensions.
  • Copy typing – Send me your printed or handwritten documents which
    require typing up, amending or reformatting and I will provide you with a final
    copy and, if required, a tracked changed copy showing all the changes made to
    the original and return these to you via Dropbox, email or post.

General secretarial/admin service includes:

  • Production of newsletters, flyers, brochures, leaflets,
  • Spreadsheets
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Diary management
  • Database management
  • Updating/editing website/blogs content

Proofreading service:

Working on screen:

  • For Word documents, I use the “Track Changes”
    function so that you can see all my amendments and any comments and queries.
  • For PDF files, I mark up PDF documents using the comment and
    mark-up tools.

I also work on paper.

The amended documents are returned to you via Dropbox,
email or post, as appropriate.

For a professional, friendly, outsourced secretarial and proofreading service, please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.

Contact number

0121 784 8627


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Country United Kingdom
State/Province England
distance: 138 Miles
Address Yardley, Birmingham
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