Hello, I'm Sarah.
I'm a highly-organised and experienced Executive PA turned Virtual Assistant (VA) who takes pride in exceptional attention to detail.
I founded AptVA in search of a better work/life balance for myself after I became a mum, and working remotely from my home office allows me to optimise the executive and personal assistance services that I offer.
I commit to providing you with consistent and efficient high-quality support whenever you need it, freeing up your valuable time, allowing you to better spend it on what you're best at, or enjoy the most!
I come from an artistic background (I have a Masters Degree in Fine Art) so I enjoy finding creative solutions to individual clients' needs. I offer a range of administrative and creative services, and I'd love to hear about your needs and whether I can be of assistance to you.
Contact us today to discuss your virtual assistance requirements and book a free consultation for our apt bespoke virtual services.
Virtual Assistance Services
In an increasingly fast-paced world, time is in high demand. A Virtual Assistant can support you and your business in many ways, gaining you valuable time. Tasks which are essential yet often time-consuming can be outsourced to a trustworthy professional, providing you with excellent results you can rely on. Your VA will work remotely and flexibly, so you'll only pay for our booked time, which will be used exclusively for completing your tasks, meaning that you can rest assured you're paying for 100% productive work.
Perhaps you're not sure if Virtual Assistance would suit you or your business, especially if this is the first time you've heard about virtual support. Whichever the case, contact us today for a no-obligation free consultation and we can decide together whether we can be of assistance to you.
Below are some examples of the services we offer. If you need support with something you don't see below, please contact us to find out whether we can help, or if we can recommend someone who can.
Executive administrative virtual assistance for busy individuals in need of consistent and efficient high-quality support, provided by an experienced and qualified Executive PA.
Optimise your time and get professional help managing a complex diary, scheduling and confirming meetings and appointments, or booking venues. We can filter and organise your emails, respond to non-urgent mail on your behalf and draft responses for your approval.
Simple yet vital tasks, such as typing, proofreading and editing documents, can take you away from the most important parts of running your business. We can swiftly and accurately transcribe or take dictation to organise your ideas into text. We can also create or format professional documents such as reports, presentations or letters, to save you that precious time.
Attention to detail is one of our specialties, and this is reflected in the popularity of our proofreading services.
When you work hard creating a report, writing an essay, or designing a website or a presentation, the last thing you want is for it to look unprofessional. Typos, spelling or grammar mistakes are very easy to overlook when you're so familiar with the text.
Our VA will proofread every word and flag any changes needed, so that you have peace of mind that your work is to your highest standard.
Keeping on top of social media and your online content can be extremely time-consuming, so pre-planning and pre-preparing some of the essential tasks involved in this can really optimise your time, ensuring that you can spend it engaging with your audience directly instead.
We can help you improve your business' online presence by providing assistance with: the creation of branded social media visuals, such as posts, cover images and branded templates, across a range of multiple platforms. We can also research, edit and proofread relevant content specific to your business or help you to plan and schedule ahead so your online presence remains consistent.
Our VA Sarah originally studied a BA in Visual Arts, specializing in Painting at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), followed by an MFA in Fine Art at the University of Leeds (UK), where she specialized in Digital Art. She therefore loves any chance to get creative!
With a keen eye for detail, colour and composition, as well as technical skills in programmes such as Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, Canva, and others. We offer you Design Assistance in designing, creating, or branding a range of work. Examples include: email newsletters, flyers, posters, invitations, branded cards, seasonal gifts, merchandise, etc.
Get in touch to discuss your design package and to receive your bespoke quote!
This service is tailored to Portuguese speaking entrepreneurs in need of flexible bilingual Virtual Assistance.
Fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, our VA Sarah also has experience working internationally as a translator and as a British English language teacher.
We offer all our Executive virtual assistance services as above, in both English and Portuguese. Typos and grammar mistakes can be very easily made in the fast-paced business world. Having a VA with a keen eye for attention to detail can optimise the professional outlook you want your business to have.
Este serviço é oferecido para empresários bilíngues (Português/Inglês) precisando de Assistência Virtual com flexibilidade.
Fluente em Português (Brasileiro), nossa VA Sarah também possui ampla experiência internacional de trabalho como tradutora e como professora da língua inglesa britânica.
Oferecemos todos os serviços citados acima em Assistência Virtual Executiva em Inglês e em Português. Erros de digitação e erros gramaticais podem ocorrer facilmente em meio ao ritmo acelerado do mundo dos negócios. Ter uma VA com um olhar atento, que repare nos mínimos detalhes faz aperfeiçoar o aspecto profissional que você deseja para sua empresa.
You may be looking for support on a one-off task or project, or for more regular, monthly assistance with a range of administrative tasks. Whichever the case may be, we want to provide you with suitably apt assistance for your needs, so please get in touch for a free consultation and bespoke quote, where we can discuss tailored time slots and services. For an indication of our pricing, however, please see below:
We pride ourselves on a fast turnaround and you'd be surprised by how much can be done in one hour's work! We time-track our work and can send you time reports with your invoice if you request this. If you're nearing your booked hourly limit or haven't used up your subscription hours fully, we'll let you know in advance, so you'll have no unwanted surprises.
The Pay as you Go plan offers you total flexibility, but if you require assistance on a weekly or monthly basis our Subscription Plans are a better choice. They have a reduced rate, and the possibility of unused hours rolling over to the following month (max. 10% of chosen hourly plan per month). To help you decide what would be best for you or your business, contact us to discuss your needs, find out all about our terms of business, and to request a bespoke quote unique to you.
Business hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. We also do our best to accept urgent out-of-hours requests when possible, premium rates apply (as above). If your project is urgent, please contact us as soon as possible to confirm availability.
Get in touch to guarantee your booking on any of our subscription plans - availability is limited!
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How it works
Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your needs and what you'd like help with. Our VA Sarah will tailor a work plan and quote based on your preferences and budget. Once you’re happy, we'll both sign a Project Booking Form (this can be signed electronically or scanned back to us) and your VA can step in to assist you straight away. Your VA will always work remotely and flexibly, and you'll only pay for your booked time, which will be used exclusively for completing your tasks, so you can rest assured that you're paying for 100% productive work!
Contact us today to book a free consultation and find out more about our virtual assistance services by filling in the form below.
Alternatively, please email Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org
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