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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

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice was last reviewed on 25th May 2018.  The next review date is 1st October 2018.


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

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

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

Posted 3rd March 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

More Strings to my Bow

I love being self-employed but standing still isn’t an option.  I need to add more strings to my bow.  So I signed up for a proofreading course.

Posted 20th January 2016

Volunteering with Age UK

Because no-one should have no-one.

Posted 16th November 2015

No-Fear Press Releases

Many years ago, when I first started temping, my boss asked me to draft a press release to publicise a forthcoming event.  Cue panic and confusion!

Posted 13th October 2015