Unusual Projects

Aside from copywriting, Sarah offers the whole remit of researching, collating, transcribing, data-entry & administration, that may be included within a writing project.

Maybe you need help with research for your web content?  Or, perhaps you’re a start-up company and need to get a database set-up of local companies and organisations that you need to contact for business purposes?  Or do you rely on voice-recordings of meetings and interviews, and need someone to type these up quickly and accurately using MP3 audio files?

I can help with any of these time-consuming ad-hoc tasks, leaving you free to concentrate on getting business done.

In the past few years:

  • I have project managed the launch of a genealogy website
  • I have transcribed interviews with financial journalists, formatted these into PowerPoint documents that have then been presented to financial institutions by my client
  • I have done online marketing research for an online PR company, whose main aim is to connect more brands with publishers and bloggers throughout the world

Examples of my Unusual Projects

Transcribing and formatting for Press Choice (London)

Thank you Sarah for your work this year!! I so appreciate it and really enjoy working with you. Lauri Pastrone (May 2017) | Press Choice

Again, I helped Press Choice with their Research Data & Annual Survey Report that connects major financial organisations with journalists who write about these organisations, their services and their products.

The project involves transcribing one-hour long interviews with around 20 journalists, extracting specific data from these interviews, formatting company-by-company word documents according to journalists’ responses, and finally, formatting this data into powerpoint presentation documents.  Key attributes needed for this project are:

  • attention to detail
  • accuracy
  • time management
  • a methodical and organised way of working
  • working knowledge of transcription software and powerpoint
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Research campaign for Online PR Agency

Very good work carried out. Sarah is highly reliable and achieved a very fast turnaround. Nicola Snell, Managing Director (April 2012) | Press Loft

I have helped Press Loft with their online marketing research. Researching new contacts and companies so that they can build their business and connect up interiors & gift brands with journalists and bloggers.

I sourced a wide range of new contacts and companies, contacting them initially for their contact details and appropriate point-of-contact, and collating details within an in-house content management system.

I started working for Press Loft when they were a start-up small business in a small office in Portobello Road, London.  The company is now an international PR network that connects home and gift brands with more than 10,000 journalists and bloggers worldwide and has offices all over the world.


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PA work (virtual) for Financial PR company

Again, I am so grateful to you for your wonderful work. Hope we can do it again soon! - it’s great working with you. Lauri Pastrone (May 2014) | Press Choice

Every year I work with Press Choice, helping them to transcribe interviews with financial journalists’. I format the interview data in to a survey document. This survey document is then presented to top UK based banking, financial & insurance organisations, and helps them understand how to work more effectively with the financial press.

Using easy to send and access MP3 audio files, I transcribe these files using ExpressScribe audio software, and aim to transcribe around 20 sixty or ninety minute files within two weeks.

The client is based in the States and therefore needs to know that she can rely on a remote worker who is familiar with online admin resources such as Drop Box and ExpressScribe.


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