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What people say about Halcyon Virtual Assistance

“An administrative powerhouse for anyone in the arts and heritage sector.”
– Darryl Moore, Cityscapes

“Nicola Cowee’s expertise in website creation enabled us to have a much needed online presence. Her knowledge of history and research fed into the design and content of the website and we now have a fully functioning resource for students and scholars alike.”
– Terry Bloxham, Secretary, Bucks Historical Association

“Nicola is someone who looks at the bigger picture, who is strategic and makes the right connections between events and people. She is very personal, discreet, efficient and reliable. I would not have any hesitation in recommending her”
– AH, fundraiser

“Any journalist or writer will agree that interviewing people is brilliant, turning those interviews into stories is challenging and absorbing, but the bit in between is just a drag. Having someone reliable to turn to for transcribing work is a gift, and Nicola Cowee is professional, accurate and thoroughly recommended.”
– MC, freelance journalist


Oral History

Halcyon Virtual Assistance’s transcription and co-ordination service is ideal for oral history projects, whatever the size or scope. Specialising in both transcribing digital recordings and co-ordinating projects, I offer a complete service for all oral history projects. Transcription I provide fast and accurate transcription of digital audio and video recording, either verbatim or intelligent verbatim.… Continue Reading

Tips for better email

Email is supposed to make things easier, give you the information you need quickly, but often the sheer volume of emails can mean you miss that important notice. No wonder some people get stressed by their inbox, passing over important emails in favour of the latest one to insistently tell you it’s arrived. So here… Continue Reading

Research co-ordination

Research support for historians and academic groups No matter what you are researching, or why, there is always a certain amount of administration involved. This can be time consuming and, although important, not always your top priority when you are in the middle of research. That is why we have created a package of support… Continue Reading

Business Support

Support for businesses with a historical focus Do you run a business with an eye on history? Perhaps you run a genealogy service, specialise in teaching traditional crafts, create historically accurate garments, organise historically themed events, maintain and conserve historical houses, design and create historical landscapes. Do you find yourself wishing you had extra hours… Continue Reading

Support for historians and authors

Individual support for historians and authors Halcyon Virtual Assistance not only provides support for businesses and research groups, we also provide tailored personal support to historians and authors. Do you rather like the idea of having someone take care of your appointments, papers and correspondence? Someone who can make sure you are not disturbed from… Continue Reading

Do you Doodle?

Trying to set up meetings with more than two people can be frustrating at times. You send an email suggesting a date, emails fly back and forth, your inbox becomes rather full and just when you think you have a date confirmed you get an email to say Prof Yaffle can’t make it after all… Continue Reading

Halcyon Virtual Assistance

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