What a Virtual Assistant for Writers Can Do
As a writer, you might be used to the idea that the work you do is solo. You do it by yourself in a room and you don’t need to lean on anyone else to make it work. And that’s great. An enterprising writer can accomplish a lot.
But there are still aspects of your writing and your business that can work even better with a VA. Let’s look at a few of the common tasks that VAs can perform to help writers:
- Research. Whether you’re researching a book or putting together a fantastic piece of content for a business, it comes down to doing the right research. The writing needs to feel authentic. It needs to present interesting ideas. And it had better get the facts right. A VA can step in and provide the research that takes up too much of your drafting time.
- Editing. No matter what you’ve accomplished as a writer, you could always benefit from an extra pair of eyes. It helps when your VA is an accomplished editor themselves, capable of taking your draft and identifying the issues that you need to iron out before it’s ready.
- Phones and email. If you’re going to block off enough time to write, you’re going to have to eliminate distractions. Two common distractions? Phone and email. It’s hard to get to work writing if you’re constantly answering phone calls from clients and more. And if your email inbox is so cluttered that you don’t know where to start next, you’re going to have trouble concentrating. Let a VA take over.