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To Do List Tryanny

OR "What can a Virtual Secretary do for me?"

Posted 20th January 2021

Blogging #1: “But I Have Nothing to Say!”

You have plenty to say ... you just don't know it yet.

Posted 21st August 2020

Feng Shui – More than just a good tidy up

It’s jokingly called the Ancient Chinese Art of Tidying Up. Mention it and someone will always ask, “Do I have to knock down walls or move the front door?” (Answer: only if you want to).

Posted 18th May 2020

Top 10 Productivity Hacks

If you’re new to working from home, it can be hard to adapt. So here are a few productivity hacks to help you get the most out of your working day.


Posted 29th April 2020

My Favourite Technology Tip

One of my favourite tips – and one that I gleefully pass on to my clients – is to use a mobile as a digital recorder.

Posted 15th November 2019

New Term – New Way of Working

(Or: why the new school year can herald a fresh start for business owners!)

Posted 26th September 2019

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In the Shed Copywriting / In the Shed Secretarial is a freelance business.  There are no employees, no associates, and no contractors.  I am solely responsible for all communication and information held in the name of business. 

Posted 26th May 2018

20 Expert Tips to Help You Do Everything (well … maybe not everything …)

We all need a few productivity hacks. Here's some of mine.

Posted 7th March 2018

Blogging #2: “But I don’t have the time!”

“I’m busy enough as it is – when will I get the time to write a blog?”

Posted 4th July 2016

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Secretary

In April 2000, when I first became self employed, I read many, many books on being a freelancer and working from home.

Posted 2nd February 2016