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Your success is my goal

  • $20.00 / hr
  • Alberta
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My name is Catherine Purdy.  I am a self-motivated administrator with 10+ years experience in administration. As a Virtual Assistant, I want to help businesses and entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses.

With my skills in time management, critical thinking, organization, reliability, creativity and communication I will be an asset to your business.

Some of the services I offer are clerical support, data entry, and management of email, social media, calendars and invoicing.




  •  Purdy Cleaners
  •  Jul 2018 - Present

Responsible for providing residential, Airbnb and commercial deep cleaning.
Organized, cleaned and sanitized kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms, including laundry and bed
Vacuumed, mopped, dusted baseboards, surfaces and furniture throughout the space.
Minor maintenance repairs
Maintain equipment to perform job duties.
Removed trash bags, broke down boxes and placed recyclable materials in designated disposal areas.
Responded to emergency cleaning requests to meet client expectations.
Cleaned homes following specific and detailed protocols and requests.
Coordinated home cleaning schedule based on client availability and realistic time constraints.
Completed all administrative tasks associated with a small independently owned and operated company.


  •  Purdy Painting
  •  Jan 2005 - Present

Responsible for all office and accounting related to the daily running of the business.
Strong time management and project organization skills.
Provided cost estimates based on anticipated type and quantity of materials needed and total project surface area.
Protected exposed surfaces from harmful substances by setting up drop cloths, plastic or paper.
Performed repairs to defects in walls prior to painting to promote paint durability.
Sanded, stripped, brushed and power washed surfaces to clean and smooth, ensuring adherence of paint and
Primed, smoothed and cleaned trim, walls and ceilings to prepare for painting tasks.
Applied paint, stain and varnish to wood, metal, plastic and drywall both inside and outside of residential dwellings
using sprayers, brushes and rollers.
Used power and hand tools safely and effectively.
Completed all administrative tasks associated with a small independently owned and operated company.

Painter/Office Administrative Assistant

  •  Affordable Painting
  •  Jan 2007 - Jul 2021

Duties included preparation, repairs and painting of surfaces
Operated hand tools, power tools, and used painting equipment relevant to the painting trade.
Responsible for occasional administrative duties including phones, responding to customer inquiries, organizing
painters and jobs
Financial data inputting and creating documents using MAC programs, supply ordering, and on-site meetings for
quote preparations.

Tax Preparer

  •  KVI Woodwork
  •  Feb 2008 - May 2019

Prepared and electronically filed business taxes, GST/HST and personal taxes, applying federal and provincial
government regulations to prepare accurate and compliant tax returns.
Applied mathematical skills to calculate totals, check figures and correct problems with physical and digital files.

Data Entry

  •  Pacific Western Transportation
  •  Oct 2017 - Jun 2018

Hired for the purpose of updating database for a major transportation company.
Gained experience and knowledge using a MySQL database.
Increased research and communication skills while acquiring parts and tool information through investigation and
corresponding with colleagues and suppliers.
Verified, updated and corrected source documents.
Entered data into designated database and forms.
Recorded all tasks and activities.
Routed data to appropriate staff.
Researched and retrieved requested data.

WellTracker/Technical Administrative Assistant

  •  Integrated Production Services
  •  Dec 2000 - Nov 2002

Responsible for obtaining field and downhole equipment data for maintenance of WellTracker system.
Applied knowledge of use in Nodal analysis and Accumap in support of WellTracker system.
Gained experience in accounts payable through invoicing customers for equipment supplied.
Administrative duties including faxing, using MS Office, answering a multi-line phone system, and office equipment and
computer support.
Responsible for integrating tool assembly work processes leading to a completed inventory including developing an
online catalog.

Administrative Assistant

  •  Schlumberger Completion Systems
  •  May 1998 - Apr 2001

Division sold to Integrated Production Services
Secure Oil Tools - Division sold to Schlumberger
Responsible for developing and maintaining well file system.
Created and distributed sales proposals
Developed on-line tool catalogues using CorelDRAW design tools. Maintained and created catalog supply.
Managed procurement of tools and equipment for inventory and ordering and receiving of office supplies
Facilitated daily administrative duties including faxing, creating documents using MS Office, answering a multi-line
phone system, and office equipment and computer support.


  •  Calgary Co-op
  •  Jul 1994 - Jul 1996



  •  Calgary Academy
  •  Sep 1991 - Jun 1993

Business Administration

  •  Bow Valley College
  •  Sep 1997 - Apr 1998