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 VA to match our customers’ requirements.
Here’s 60 seconds with our VA Randa
Name: Randa Safieh-Angeles
Area of expertise: Copy-editing, proofreading, copywriting, content writing, social media content creation & management and general administration.
I trained with The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), The College of Media and Publishing (CMP) and The Publishing Training Centre (PTC).
When & why did you join Get Ahead VA:
I started my virtual assistant business in 2019. I have five-year-old autistic twins and needed to create a harmonious blend of work with family life, which I believe is entirely possible.
I was referred to Get Ahead by the Chiswick Business Network and heard fantastic things about the company. I look forward to working with new clients and being part of the team at Get Ahead!
What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA:
Prior to becoming a VA, I worked as a journalist and then as a secondary school teacher for 12 years. My previous careers have really helped with my work as a virtual assistant as I am able to juggle a lot, work to a brief and meet strict deadlines!
Career highlight to date:
My career highlights used to be publishing a book and being interviewed on BBC World News, Reuters and Voice of America. However, I would now say my biggest career highlight has been starting my virtual assistant business and working with wonderful clients. It allows me to constantly build on my skills and learn new things, combined with the continuous satisfaction of helping clients grow thriving businesses.
Plans for the future:
To establish a long-term future with Get Ahead, to run training sessions for parents of children with disabilities to help them start businesses around being carers and to publish a book on autism.