Mark P
A blumer since 29/08/2017
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Virtual assistant

I can do this because ...

I used to work in an office, managing my own calendar. I recently arranged a holiday for my wife and I coordinating different types of travel including car, train, plane and bus, to Austria.

Online research

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I use the internet quite extensively researching for my writing interests and others.

Proofread and Edit

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I am a writer and used to editing my own work and that of others. I have a good eye for detail and am a good speller.

Data entry

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I am an accurate and efficient worker. I can input data accurately.

Mystery shopping

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I am used to shopping and would feel able to enter stores and interact with sales staff.

Setting up & synching computers and gadgets

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Having had a number of computers I would feel able to follow manuals and set up new equipment as necessary.

Running errands

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I shop, drive and move around fairly easily. It would be so easy for me to offer my time to do these jobs for others.

Dog walking

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I like walking and have a dog which I walk at least twice a day.


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I like nothing better than a good clear out to make space and tidy up.


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I love organising myself so see no reason why I couldn't do it for others.

Long-distance check-ins

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I get on with people and already visit a house bound person for my library volunteers role. I collect shopping for her, take her to the dentist and collect prescriptions for her.


I can do this because ...

I enjoy meeting people and am a good listener. I already visit an elderly lady once a fortnight to deliver library books for her.

Office support

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I worked in purchasing in the Railway industry for over 23 years and then a further 15 years in the NHS. I worked in an office and feel well able to do a wide range of business support tasks.


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I have used computers for many years. I have installed them and accessed support pages and generally know my way around setting up new home computers.

Odd jobs

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I have been retired for nearly six years. I dog walk, garden, keep our van washed and clean, do many household chores and other tasks.

Formatting documents/resumes

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I have a good eye for details. I enjoy writing and being creative with it. I can analyse information and summarise it accurately.

My biography

I retired from paid employment some years ago but volunteer at the local shop and the library in Newport. I write short stories mainly but am also trying to write a book. I play tennis. I have more to offer and wondered why I shouldn't join to meet more people, make use of my skills and get paid!

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Virtual Assistant

I worked for 23 years for a range of employees within the railway industry. During these years, I carried out a range of tasks involved with procurement and materials management. I then moved to the NHS for a further 15 years where I carried out very similar work.

I undertook exams, successfully, for membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Following my retirement, I worked for about 2 years as clerk to the Governing Body of a local school.

Now I volunteer at the local shop working behind the counter serving customers and am also involved in back office tasks for ordering newspapers and magazines. I am also on the rota for the security of the shop premises and for setting up newspapers at the weekends, including the making up of papers and supplements for customers.

I also volunteer at the local library delivering books to a house bound lady.

I am also on the rota for the opening and locking up of the local church.

Services I provide include:
General admin support£18.25 p/hSend an enquiry
Diary management
Arranging meetings, holidays, thinking space - enabling you to stay on top of your time
£18.25 p/hSend an enquiry
Call handling
Customer service, switchboard or front of house
£18.25 p/hSend an enquiry
Data entry
Whatever data you have entered reliably and accurately
£18.25 p/hSend an enquiry
Transcription£18.25 p/hSend an enquiry
Online research
Competitor analysis? Away-day venues? If it is online it will be found
£24.00 p/hSend an enquiry
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Mark's overall rating is
from a total of 4 feedbacks

Ethan K gave 5 out of 5 on 21/05/2018
Great blumer - hopefully we'll find something else to work on together
For a purchase (Technology)
Charlotte E gave 5 out of 5 on 08/05/2018
Promptly and expertly done - thanks Mark
For a purchase (Odd jobs)
Blume A gave 5 out of 5 on 21/12/2017
Mark was very helpful - he gave useful, encouraging comments about what we had got right, and constructive straightforward advice on how to improve other things
For a purchase (Office support)
Alexander S gave 5 out of 5 on 30/10/2017
Mark was terrific. Very reliable and responsive. And took initiative in areas that I hadn't thought about. Thank you!
For a purchase (Running errands)
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