Jo Hughes

Writer, Translator & Virtual Assistant

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  • LocationWembley, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Worker Bee. PA/EA/VA. Writer. Translator. Information Absorber. Social Networker. Crazy Cat Lady. Dutch. English. Business, Language & Social Media Support

Skills

 

  • Administration
  • CRM
  • Office Management
  • Transcription
  • Wordpress
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Word
  • Social Media
  • Mac OS
  • Windows OS
  • Content
  • Office Support
  • Translation
  • Document Production

Work history

Currently

Product Support Specialist

Wolters Kluwer

Mar 2016
  • Provide technical product support to international customers on medical databases and other digital products, maintain usage statistics, create web (landing) pages

Currently

Writer, Translator and Virtual Assistant

Flow Productions Your Virtual Assistance

Feb 2008
  • Providing freelance services to corporate and private clients. - Virtual support: (secretarial, administration, (audio)typing, proofreading etc.) - PA/admin/secretarial services & office management (on-site and remote) - Social media support (develop/manage Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, LinkedIn profiles and WordPress websites; train people to use social media) - Writing (anything from product descriptions for (online) stores to personal letters to entire staff manuals) - Document production (for electronic use as well as hardcopy mailings and book(let)s etc.) - Translation (Dutch to English and English to Dutch) and proofreading of other people’s translations - Transcription (Dutch and English; audio and video recordings ranging from legal or medical dictation and university lectures to media broadcasts) - etc.

2008

Executive Assistant & Admin Assistant

EDS

Nov 2005 - Feb 2008
  • PA to the successive Business Managers of Applications Services, Field Operations, EMEA (ASFO EMEA) and their Business Management Office (BMO). [In May 2008 EDS became HP Enterprise Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard (HP).]

2005

Executive Assistant

American Express

Nov 2005 - Nov 2005
  • Providing sickness cover for the Executive Assistant to the General Counsel and his team.

2005

Executive Secretary (HR & IT

Moody’s Investors Service

Sep 2005 - Nov 2005
  • Providing holiday cover for the Executive Secretary to the Vice Presidents of HR and IT and their teams.

Education

1996

Associate Degree, Leisure Management

Stenden University, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Jul 1994 - Apr 1996
  • Stenden University was formerly known as Christelijke Hogeschool Noord-Nederland (CHN); the Propaedeutical Certificate obtained is a Pre-Degree comparable to a Foundation Degree (UK) or Associate’s Degree (US).

1994

Meao (intermediate Business Education

DASGA Comprehensive School for Adults, Amersfoort, Netherlands

Jan 1993 - Jan 1994
  • Accelerated course* (Dutch, English, Economics, Business Economics, Administration & Commerce) DASGA Comprehensive School for Adults has since become part (and taken on the name) of ROC Midden-Nederland; education in the Netherlands has since seen a number of reforms, meaning the course as described no longer exists; the type/level of education was equivalent to a BTEC Certificate (UK) or Community College Certificate (US). *Three years condensed into one

1993

Havo (senior General Secondary Education

Schothorst/thorbecke College, Amersfoort, Netherlands

Jul 1987 - Apr 1993
  • Dutch, English, French, German, Geography, History, Economics Schothorst/Thorbecke College has since been renamed twice: first to Vallei College and later to 't Atrium; the HAVO diploma compares to seven GCSE A-Grades (UK) or a High School College Preparatory Diploma (US).