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Welcome to the Virtual Temp

A Virtual Assistant and

remote business support Service

COVID 19 UPDATE: It’s business as usual for The Virtual Temp.   


The Benefits

Good things come to those who delegate! All work is carried out on a confidential basis with a full quote agreed by both parties before work commences.  Working with me offers you financial flexibility and enhanced peace of mind giving you space to think. The Virtual Temp is ICO registered, GDPR compliant and fully insured with Policy Bee.  Full Enhanced DBS on the update service. An out of normal office hours service including weekends is available upon request.

Typing Service

A typing service which is fast, accurate and high quality.  Large typing jobs in the format you specify i.e editing and formatting reports and policies,  brochures, training documents, student dissertations from handwritten notes, marketing copy, newsletters, data entry, mailshots, mailmerge, PowerPoint Presentations, converting PDF into Word, hand written notes or recordings into word.  

Transcription and Audio Typing

The Virtual Temp provides a digital transcription service which includes transcribing conferences, face-to-face interviews, telephone calls, lectures, workshops, focus groups, etc.  I also convert audio to text from tape.  The Virtual Temp has a vast amount of professional experience and is continuing to learn!  Have you considered having your podcasts typed up so anyone whose hearing is impaired can enjoy them too?


Minute Taking

Producing Minutes and records of meetings on-site (anywhere in the UK) or online.  One of The Virtual Temp’s most popular and sought after services and most clients come through word of mouth.  I can also assist with Board Paper preparation and circulation of agenda if required.  Notes are typed during the meeting and a set of ‘draft’ minutes are produced within 48 hours in a clear and formatted word document.  Prices are quoted on an individual basis so please contact me to discuss your requirements. 

Business Support Service

The Virtual Temp offers a bespoke admin support service to businesses across all sectors including charities and stakeholders invested in Education.  I am well positioned to support you with all your admin requirements.  Vetted and approved with an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.  Services offered but not limited to include; PA support, consultancy support, minutes and/or notetaking, customer service, data entry, newsletters, research, exam invigilating, email management.  


Handwriting Service

When was the last time you received handwritten mail?  Handwritten envelopes draw attention and curiosity and are ideal as an alternative to digital marketing campaigns.  Service includes mail merge and printing of your letter,  signing on your behalf, stationery, writing envelopes, 1st class UK postage costs and posting on the day of your choice.  An increasing popular service! Click on the link to find out  more;




Hi, my name is Debbie and I am based on the south side of Birmingham.  Virtually I work from anywhere!  I set up the ‘The Virtual Temp’ in January 2017 so I could provide a remote business support service to busy professionals just like you.  With over 25 years admin experience there are not many tasks I haven’t completed.  I would love to hear about your business so why not contact me today to discuss a bespoke package that works for you!


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Make Your Time A Priority.

I certainly will.

Option 1: Hourly Rate

A simple pricing option for your ‘one off’ or ‘need in an emergency’ typing or admin task.  All time is tracked and a report is sent to you with your invoice.  Perfect for tasks required on an ad-hoc or PAYG basis.  No ongoing commitment although a 50% advance payment is required for all new clients.   Any onsite training required will be billed at an hourly rate and does not include travel expenses. 

Option 2: Project based

Perfect when its easier to set a fixed price for a specific task or project. Is there something on your to do list that for whatever reason never gets done?  Individual quotes for individual clients.  Let me know your project needs.

Option 3: Retainer

So we now love working together and you want a regular administration/typing service.  We agree a retainer fee and set number of monthly hours based on your business requirements. All retainers include priority, expertise and regular communication to ensure your business needs are met.  Package deals start from 5 hours per month up to 30 hours per month. 

Testimonials & Featured Clients

I have worked closely with Debbie for a number of years and her commitment to work is excellent.  Debbie is organised and has used her skills to develop effective systems to support running a busy office.  She completes all tasks with diligence and fulfils her role with proficiency and expertise.  Debbie has outstanding relationships with all stakeholders and is very well respected by everyone.  Above all, Debbie is loyal and trustworthy.     Mrs C Cowlard, Headteacher


Debbie has dealt efficiently and promptly with pulling together information from different sources and presenting it to us in order that we could organise admission appeals correctly and quickly.  Her help was much appreciated.     Rev’d P French, Assistant Director, Diocese of Education

The Virtual Temp! Absolutely brilliant!  Extremely fast, extremely efficient and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the prompt and professional service.         Alex H, Fire Risk Assessor


Reliable, efficient and full of enthusiasm!  Debbie is reflective, meticulous and provides a thorough breakdown of every task; often sharing ideas and giving positive suggestions.      Miss S Hurved, KS1 Curriculum Leader/Class Teacher

It is a great pleasure to recommend The Virtual Temp to be your Virtual Assistant.  Dedicated and meticulous.  The Virtual Temp has the ability to manage all kinds of tasks efficiently and to the highest standard.  Debbie prepared correspondence and undertook all the necessary requirements to enable me to take a successful choir out into the community.    L J Godwin, BMus, Freelance Musician

I have worked with Debbie for 15 years.  The support she has given, particularly during an academy conversion, has been invaluable.  I wish her every success in her business.     Mrs E Guest

The Virtual Temp is always a pleasure to work with.  Efficient and effective and no job is too much trouble.  Thank you for all your hard work.     Mrs C Seymour, PCC Governor

I have known Debbie for many years and she has helped me in my role as Treasurer and Committee member in a variety of different ways, always with a smile and a willingness to help and support, even when she has been extremely busy with other tasks.  She carried out her tasks efficiently and quickly and always has sensible and useful suggestions to any queries or issues.  I have really appreciated her help and support.     Mrs L Thomas, Treasurer.

Perfect!  A lot of patience!  Will definitely use her service again.     Serge L, PeoplePerHour

I have liaised with Debbie over several years now, publicising and arranging events.  She is quick to understand what is required and can be relied upon to action requests in a timely and efficient manner.  She will help out whenever she can, often taking on tasks and making helpful suggestions.  She has always been most helpful and is brilliant to work with.     Mrs D Smith, Chair of PTA 

The Virtual Temp is extremely efficient and helpful.  I know I can ask for something, and it will always be done in plenty of time.    Paul, Site Manager

Debbie is friendly and welcoming even when busy and under pressure.  She has always been very patient, efficient and keen to help me.  Mrs D Gause, Travel Advisor

The Virtual Temp have helped Fit The Bill on several projects across our portfolio of urban music festivals. The work is always accurate, on time and represents great value. Debbie quickly understands and adapts to the needs of our business and we now regard her as one of the team.   Martin Blore, Festival Organiser

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