Established by Janet Barclay in 2002, Organized Assistant® has strong roots in the organizing industry.
Originally a professional organizing business serving residential and business clients, Janet decided to expand her services to include virtual assistance and web design after being asked to create and distribute an organizing colleague’s newsletter. As the demand for Janet’s technical and creative skills increased, she stopped offering organizing services in 2008, but continues to play an active role in the organizing community.
Organized Assistant® now specializes in helping professional organizers to maximize their online presence through blogging, with services encompassing every aspect of maintaining a successful blog, including proofreading and editing posts, creating an editorial calendar, and communicating with guest bloggers, as well as WordPress technical support and theme design.
When we handle tasks you don’t know how to do, don’t have time to do, or don’t want to do, you can focus on serving your clients and growing your business. After all, even Professional Organizers need an Organized Assistant®!
The Organized Assistant® Team
The founder of Organized Assistant®, Janet has been running the business full time since 2005. Prior to that, she worked as a customer service rep, office supervisor, administrative assistant, employment counselor, and computer instructor.
As an entrepreneur, she thrives on the flexibility of creating her own schedule and the knowledge that every day is different, but her greatest reward is supporting her clients by applying her constantly growing technical and creative skills.
Scott held quality control, clerical, and IT support positions in the private and public sectors before becoming Janet’s own Organized Assistant® in 2007. He is certified as an Internet Marketing Virtual Assistant and as a Microsoft Office Specialist, and has earned a Computer Business Applications Specialist Diploma.
When asked if it’s difficult to work with your spouse, Janet and Scott point out that they met at work and worked together at a second organization, so this is nothing new to them.
Janet and Scott have two grown sons and reside in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Debbie has been a valued member of the Organized Assistant® team since 2011. Before becoming a virtual assistant, she worked as an executive assistant for a number of high profile organizations in both the public and private sectors.
Sometimes even Organized Assistant® needs assistance, and Debbie’s enthusiasm and technical skills allow us to provide prompt and professional service to our clients, even during times of peak demand.
Carly is a Border Collie-Chocolate Lab cross who came all the way from Ohio in 2011. She doesn’t talk much about her background, but she seems to be enjoying her new life in Canada.
At Organized Assistant® she welcomes all visitors and acts as timekeeper, making sure that breaks are taken regularly. As she thinks that every day should be a vacation, it will likely be a long time before she is given any additional responsibilities.
Tasha “Cuddle Girl” has been with Organized Assistant® since 2008.
She has yet to find her niche within the organization, but she is very interested in all of the office equipment and is practicing to replace the shredder some day.
In her spare time, she enjoys napping and reminding Carly that she may be small, but she does have seniority.
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