Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right virtual assistant to match our customers' requirements.
Here’s 60 seconds with one of our virtual assistants Sanina who is a former print and broadcast journalist and senior PR professional-turned-freelance copywriter with 18 years’ writing experience:
Name: Sanina Kaur
Area of expertise: Content marketing, Copywriting and PR
When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: I joined the Get Ahead VA team in October 2016. I am a full-time freelance content writer and PR consultant and wanted to share my experience with Get Ahead VA and our clients.
What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA: Immediately before going full-time freelance, I was the Senior Content Manager for an integrated marketing agency in Leamington Spa. However, I haven’t always specialised in commercial copywriting and content marketing.
I started my writing career at the age of 17, after landing my first job as a trainee reporter for my local newspaper. After spending six years in journalism, which also included TV and radio reporting, I decided to take my writing and communications skills and apply them to the world of public sector corporate communications - local government communications in particular. Six years later, I moved back into the private sector where I account managed several high-profile PR accounts, including Arriva Buses, PwC, Harvester, Westfield and the BBC’s Digital Switchover, before moving into the field of commercial copywriting.
I also currently volunteer for charity organisation Cats Protection as a PR officer. This allows me to put my skills to good use for a cause I feel passionately about. I write local and regional press releases for the charity, as well as giving PR guidance and advice.
Career highlight to date: Having the courage and self-belief to set up my own freelance business, which can be an extremely daunting thing to do after spending almost two decades working for employers! I thought I would ease myself into it gradually, but it has been extremely busy since I started, which is a sign I made the right decision. I wish I had done it sooner! I am also very proud to be NCTJ and CIPR-qualified and HubSpot-certified – these qualifications really endorse my experience.
Plans for the future: To continue to expand my client portfolio and provide my clients with the best possible service and best possible results.
If your business could benefit from help from Sanina or any of our other virtual assistants in the UK please get in touch on 01483 332220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our highly experienced team love to take on the tasks that you don’t have the time to do, don’t have the skills to do, or simply don’t want to do. We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.