“Executive secretary” – word processing
I need the service of a person to whom I can outsource my copywriter, proof reader and layout work. Spell check does not correct the use of a word like “Secession planning” vs. “Succession planning”
I need you to review my correspondence for spelling, gramma, punctuation and to ensure that the content is well organized and easy to understand. So you may need to rewrite things a little. If you can think clearly, Bullshit or use humor it would be great.
Some of correspondence shall be articles which I would like you to set in a type of news letter format using MS publisher and adding color, shading and pictures. Or maybe a power point presentation or two a year.
Other correspondence shall be legal document which you need to edit and understand as a complete document and in context when deciding the meaning of a word.
Topics are mostly Insurance, investment and legal agreements or technical discussions.
With any luck not to many issues will need a rush effort and you will have a day or two or three to attend to an issue.
Each piece would mostly be short - say less that 500 words and it should only take a few minute to check and maybe format nicely.
I am looking at say 10 pieces of work a month but I am willing to agree a minimum monthly retainer regardless of how little work is required and a fee per word per function per effort – or something that we can agree on. After a test faze we can look at a long term relationship. 95 % of the content should be simple and the budget is low but I hope it you are skilled it would only take a minute or five of your time each time.
Please respond to the following :
1. List relevant experience – a degree would be preferred
2. List Ms word and Ms publisher skills
3. Give me your thought on the following – should I split the job or payment method into
a. A editing & proof reading
d. Complicated issue (legal agreement) vs. simple article
As different skills and effort is needed is each aspect.
4. List you time zone (I am +5 and/or +2)and preference as to when you can or would like to do the work
5. Have you experience with a corporate image manual.
6. Do you have Software to convert scan documents into MS word
7. Your suggested pricing method