VA Bilingual Services
“helping businesses, individuals & expats remotely
with mutliple administrative services
in French & English,
giving you more hours in the day"
I'm Irish and originally qualified as an International Travel Consultant (IATA/UFTAA) in Dublin before relocating to France. Passionate about travel and working in an International environment, I have gained considerable experience from working as a Bilingual PA with high level executives in Paris for over 25 years, working for well known companies : Disneyland Paris (leisure), Baker & McKenzie (legal), Deloitte & Touche (tax & legal), Vogue Magazine (US) (advertising, fashion & press industry), PricewaterhouseCoopers (HR consulting), Herbalife (cosmetics/food supplements) and BNParibas (finance). Now I envisage an exciting future in this International VA industry.
Browse my site to see all that I have to offer...
Interests : current affairs, world travel, winetasting, health & well being, pilates, meditation, housesitting, animal welfare...
WHY HIRE A BILINGUAL VIRTUAL ASSISTANT ?
How I can help you or your business :
I can save you time, money & stress by helping to facilitate or alleviate administrative
tasks which you don't have time to deal with and help with most office work, general administration and assistance with English/French conversation/& documentation.
I offer personal and professional bilingual assistance and have the capacity to work proficiently in both French and English. I offer my services to companies and
individuals based in either France or internationally and to expatriates thinking of
relocating to France or already based in France.
No need to pay holiday pay, social charges, taxes, or rental space, nor all the other
numerous office overheads....No matter how big or small the task may be, pay only
for the work you want completed.
Why work with me ?
- I have 25 years experience of working as a bilingual PA in Paris France.
- I'm available and flexible and willing to assist you whether its a one off project, a few
hours a week/month, or on a more frequent basis.
- I offer a range of bilingual services "à la carte" which can be tailor made according to
- I am well travelled and willing to assist individuals or businesses based anywhere in
- Am reliable and keen to get the job done efficiently and in a timely manner...
- I'm passionate about organizing and being productive.
- I'm a self motivated team player with good communication skills (a people's person).
- I'm efficient, honest and discreet and have a professional attitude.
What I can offer you....
Personal Assistance (help manage daily tasks, based on individual needs, customized to fit business, lifestyle, family)
Interpretation/Language Assistance (accompany you to meetings, help write letters, make phone calls)
Translations / Proofreading (translation of documents from French into English)
Event Planning / Coordination (search meeting location, arrange transportation, logistics...)
Property Management (meet & greet, check property/guests, house visits, housesitting....)
Expatriate Relocation Assistance (assisting expats with administration,, language issues, relocating...)
Lifestyle Management/Conciergerie (recommend local services : taxi, tickets, mailing, babysitter,
restaurant, travel etc
Free consultation for the first half hour by phone or in person.
My hourly rates are between €40-€55 hour.
Rates for certain projects negotiable and can be discussed in advance.
Reduced rates for retainer contracts / longer ongoing projects.
Packages of hours with decreasing rates can be bought as follows..
Individuals and expatriates
5 x hours = €230
10 x hours = €440
20 x hours = €850
1 day @ €350
10 x hours = €550
20 x hours = €1050
Weekly or monthly retainer packages available
"WHAT PEOPLE SAY"
"We worked with Ashling to assist our customers during their real estate viewings. She is very reliable, has good contact with customers and was able to gain their trust. She communicates effectively and is meticulous".
"It has been a great experience working with Ashling. I regularly have matters that require urgent translation or flexible help in dealing with administration/authorities in France and Ashling is always on hand, professional and prompt to respond to my requests. I trust her with all of my language requirements.“
"Ashling proved to be very competent and flexible with a hectic schedule as CEO of Feeli. I was able to benefit from a different way of speaking English thanks to the superior quality of the language".
"Ashling has supported me in a variety of tasks when my own French language skills were not sufficient. Ashling is now my go to person for bilingual support. Being based in Dubai, it is reassuring for me to know that I have Ashling as reliable support based locally in France with an in depth knowledge of procedures and customs. She is highly communicative, updating me on tasks throughout ! I would highly recommend her services".
Benjamin Zerah, CEO, FEELI
"Superb support! I contacted Ashling to help me out on some translation support - she was quick to respond and I was immediately reassured by her professional but also friendly manner. She understood my needs and helped me navigate through some complex online and on the phone forums to get the information I needed. Ashling went the extra mile including staying on the phone to authorities until late on a Friday night to help me get the information I needed. I will definitely get in contact with Ashling anytime I need translation help and I strongly recommend her".
CEO & Co founder, SETTLESWEET
Emmanuel de Sain Leger
BOOSTER TO SUCCESS
"Ashling has worked with us on a number of team building course translations into English. Her linguistic skills in French and English make her a first-rate collaborator. We also appreciated her rigour, precision and excellent organisation in order to deliver quality texts".
Mary J East,
"I had the pleasure of availing of Ashling's services for over 2 years. She tackled the most complex issues around the setup of our new office and solved problems that had dragged on for months. Her determination and result-focus are legendary and brought us great value. She is perfectly bi-lingual French-English. On top of that, she is a fun lady to work with. I would highly recommend Ashling to anyone struggling with French administration, supplier issues and red tape".