Are you totally organized, on top of all your tasks, hitting inbox zero every day, and could happily spend hours in your content calendar/editing program tweaking things to be juuuust right?
Or does that sound like your complete opposite?
If you’re like me, I’m probably not the person for you—but I’d be happy to figure that out together!
Who Am I?
I’m Colleen Mitchell—writer, organizer, advocate, analyst, virtual assistant, and cat mom. You can find out more specifics on the about page.
My higher truth is that I live and breathe organization, planning, and order.
I love getting into the details of spreadsheets and databases (especially in Smartsheet, Airtable, and Google Sheets) and tweaking them to perfection.
I strive to hit inbox zero every day, after having reached almost 1,000 unread emails and experiencing anxiety about it. And I do this for three separate inboxes!
I can find any file on my computer in a matter of minutes, and any note in Evernote in seconds.
I was “That Kid.”
When I was in school I was the classmate with the red pen who liberally proofed my friends’ papers. I naturally proofread everything I read, from menus and online courses to published books and the texts from my best friend who majored in literature (and he too is a grammar nazi). I see errors everywhere.
Because of this, I can spot detail discrepancies fairly easily in documents I’ve not read before and am a writer with the chops to critique, proofread, or edit your blog posts, opt-ins, online courses, novels, or menus (if you’re in that business).
If any of these things sound like your worst nightmare, I can help.
- Inspired Forward (this blog!) since February 2017
- Medium.com since April 2018
- Fanfiction author since 2008
- NaNoWriMo 2018 Winner
- “How the Idea of Normal Almost Broke Me” – Nerve 10
- “How I Overcame Perfectionism: Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset” – Salt Em Up Sisters
- (2014) BS Mechanical Engineering
- (2018) 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success
- (2018) Project Management for Virtual Assistants
- (2018) Focus, Productivity, & Time Mastery Foundations
- (2017) Project Management
- (2018) Smartsheet Certified User
- (2018) Management Kaizen
- (2018) Technical Writing Procedures
3+ years of corporate experience in process and data analysis, project coordination, and keeping my team organized.
“Colleen has been a fantastic resource as a virtual assistant. She is extremely prompt and thorough in her research, has consistently delivered ahead of schedule, and wields incredible organizational skills to complete every task. She is my absolute go-to when I need virtual assistance, and I highly recommend her services to anybody else who needs a hand completing their numerous business activities.” —Halie Fewkes, author of the Secrets of the Tally books and founder of Tally Ink Publishing
For all new clients, I propose a two-week “trial” period to find out if we work well together. For short-term, one-off projects, this, of course, can be waived—just let me know!
|Just a Hand||Maybe Two||Both Hands and a Leg|
|5-10 hours monthly||15-20 hours monthly||Not to exceed 40 hours monthly|
|$350 monthly||$700 monthly||$1400 monthly|
|Proofreading or Editing||Smartsheet Consulting||Content Writing|
|As a Smartsheet Certified User, I can bring custom-built Smartsheet solutions to your business without the hassle of going through your Smartsheet CSM.|
(book edits negotiable)
|$40 per hour||$0.20 per word|