I have no doubt that more enquiries than usual have arrived on my desk as a result of #SBS - and credibility, and kudos!
As of December 2015 I have hung up my keyboard and have retired after running my business for 22 years.
My early years were spent in Surrey but aged 8 my father's work took him to a variety of locations around England as well as to Germany.
I was educated to A Level standard and then after secretarial college in 1975 I left home and lived and worked in London. Married in 1982 and my two beautiful and special chilren were born in 1989 and 1990 and I became a grandmother for the first time in 2010.
I love anything to do with performing arts, musicals especially, as well as tap, jazz and ballet dance and danced for many years. From time to time I have been known to pop up in amateur dramatic productions in the chorus. Fellwalking in the beautiful Lake District is a passion and a joy. Every so often I pick up my knitting needles or cross stitch.
I always do my best to behave the way I would want others to behave towards me - with honour, integrity, honesty, kindness and bonhomie.
I was a professional transcriptionist from 1993 until I retired in 2015, providing audio and digital typing and transcription services for immigration judges, solicitors, tribunals, academic research projects within universities, market research focus and group interviews, conferences, consultancies, film and television production companies, entrepreneurs, legal companies and professionals, including transcripts for the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE).
Remain focused, self-disciplined and organised. Always be courteous even when situations require a frank and direct approach.
My motto in life is a reflection of how I conduct myself in business. 'To strive, to seek and not to yield.' Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
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