My Story

img_9785Hi, I’m Denise Heidel (pronounced like Heidelberg, Germany — but without the berg).  I live in Clemmons, NC.

I absolutely love small business.

I also love to work on projects and spreadsheets.  I’m a wordsmith and have over 25 years experience in project management, writing, customer service, and event planning.  Plus, I have the reputation as the office go-to-gal whenever there’s a question about how to do something on the computer.

When I combined these two passions, I decided to become a virtual assistant.

My full resume is available upon request, but here’s a brief recap of my experience/skills:

  • Excel, including Pivot tables, charts, simple macros
  • Word
  • PowerPoint (all customized; never canned)
  • Project management from concept to development
  • Surveys, including both Survey Monkey and Google Forms
  • Exceptional understanding of the Google Drive system, including Sheets, Docs, Calendar, and Gmail
  • Experienced and highly proficient in WordPress maintenance and basic website construction (I made this one)
  • Social Media Management with an exclusive focus on Facebook and Instagram (sorry, I’m not a Twitter girl — the 140-character limit and cluttered design really upsets my inner-nerd… but I can hook your Facebook page up to it if you insist)
  • Social Media graphic designs
  • Blogging
  • Other fun programs like Dropbox, Doodle, and Constant Contact

That’s a short overview, but again — I’m happy to share my resume with you upon request.  But some other things you might want to know about me include:

  • I’ve been a writer for my community magazines for 11+ years.  You can check out some of my published work here, here, here, and here.  (That’s Forsyth Woman; Forsyth Family; Forsyth Woman Engaged; and, Forsyth Community magazines.)
  • I’m also a daily blogger!  My personal blog, My Grace-Full Life, is a faith-based blog that features daily prayer and praise prompts.
  • I have a very strong, unwavering opinion about the Oxford Comma.

Beyond all the professional stuff, I’m married with a grown son.  My husband and I have a dog and four cats.  I love to listen to my husband’s band practice (he’s the drummer!) and in my free time, I enjoy volunteering.  I’m an avid reader, I love to cook, and I consume a lot of coffee on a daily basis.

Now that you know all about me, when do I get to meet you?  Contact me and let me know how I can help!