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I started in the clerical field when I was 14 years old at our local high school office. It was at a time when Wordperfect and Microsoft Word were just coming out and computers didn’t have hard drives. Once graduating high school, I moved to Edmonton where I attended college for 1 year but realized that the course, I was taking was not of interest to me.
In the Spring of 1993, I moved to Surrey where I became a Temp for Drake International and Kelly Employment Services where I absolutely loved the work environments that I got to experience. I did reception, accounts payable, word processing and data entry in establishments such as the stock exchange, automotive supply warehouse, appliance distributor, and an elevator manufacturing plant just to name a few. I loved every location I got the opportunity to work in and tried to learn as much as I could during that time.
In 1996, I had my oldest son and decided I was going to be a stay-at-home mom. During that time, I did volunteer work as a welfare advocate’s assistant and helped run an Advocacy Support Group for Single Moms.
In 2000, I opened Sonja’s Office Services in Surrey, B.C. as I was missing being home with my son more, so I started providing secretarial support to small businesses in and around the Surrey area. I helped with coordinating travel arrangements, responding to emails, invoicing, inputting books into either Excel or QuickBooks and helping type up Business Offers. At one point, I even typed student reports so that all they had to do was to focus on content and not the formatting of the documents. It was a time that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Over the years I moved to Vernon where I moved a few times and as such had a tough time getting my Secretarial business going and then eventually moved to Falkland in 2007 where I lived for 10 years. During my time in Falkland, I went back to school and got my medical transcription certificate and have been a transcriptionist ever since as I did not realize that I could offer my services virtually.
In 2016, I opened up a process serving company franchise in the Kelowna and Vernon areas that I ran for 4 years but upon moving to Kamloops and opening up a location here, I struggled to grow that area and decided it was time for a change.
In April of 2020, I decided that it was time to go back to doing the one thing that had always given me some joy, providing clerical support to businesses. I currently do transcription for 2 physicians who are based out of Vernon while living in Kamloops and it is with this ability that I realized that for the most part I was always offering my services virtually in the past but just didn’t realize it. I was so used to my few clients coming to my office that I didn’t realize that everything could be done over email, fax, video conference, etc. as generally, my clients didn’t know how to communicate in these ways.
I am looking forward to getting back to doing what I love, helping small-to-medium businesses and entrepreneurs succeed. I have always prided myself in my belief that “Your Success is My Reward” and love the fact that I can help businesses achieve their goals and dreams.
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