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Clients rave...

"When people ask me, as an archaeologist who works beneath the sea, if I've ever found treasure, I answer, not beneath the waves, but yes, in one exceptional virtual assistant."

~ James P. Delgado, Ph.D.
Director of Maritime Heritage, ONMS, NOAA
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"Kathy excels as a writer and editor but it is her marketing skills that really shine."

~ Vincent J. Capone, M.Sc.
Black Laser Learning®
Marine Technology and Training Operations
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Attn: Maritime Archaeologists, Nautical Archaeologists, Marine Technology Experts, Maritime Executives, Maritime & Marine Magazines, Maritime Shipping Organizations, Shipwreck Organizations, Maritime Museums, Maritime History Organizations, Nautical Organizations, Maritime lawyers, Marine Sanctuaries, Naval Architects & Engineers, and Diving Professionals

Whether you're onboard ship, diving the depths, mustering an expedition, coordinating your next TV appearance, or writing your next article or book, you can count on me to be at your side.

Let me ask how often do you..

feel in control of your workload?

scramble to make travel arrangements?

wish you had a keen eye helping you with your reports, articles, books, etc.?

feel overwhelmed by email and phone messages?

wish you could get to posting to your blog or social media sites?

Then you need my help!

And I'm standing by right now...

Hello, I'm Kathy Smith, and I'm extremely passionate and enthusiastic about maritime archaeology, deep-sea diving, marine technology, ship navigation, shipping, lighthouses, well, you name, it, I'm giddy about pretty much everything maritime.

With over 20 years onsite office experience, 11 years as a virtual assistant (offsite secretary), and 19 years writing experience, I can help with tasks such as:

  • email and voice mail management
  • travel coordination
  • speaking coordination
  • newsletter/ezine coordination
  • website maintenance
  • social media assistance
  • project management
  • expedition coordination
  • writing/editing assistance (books, articles, website copy, bios, media kits, press releases, blog posts, tweets, etc.)

I can assist both individuals working in the maritime field as well as maritime-related organizations. I am known to be caring, honest, trustworthy, diligent, pro-active, respectful, capable, and resourceful. And my cheery sense of humor is always sprinkled in for good measure!

My latest accomplishments...

I wrote this article for Pacific Maritime Magazine, a maritime trade publication focused on the U.S. Pacific Coast. (December, 2011)

Mariner Training Facilities
From mariner trainees and master mariners looking to upgrade, to those seeking a career change from another field, there are a number of maritime organizations in the Pacific Northwest that offer a wide range of training options. (Click on story title to read online.)

I wrote this article for Shipping Network, the official publication of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers based in London, U.K. (December, 2011)

The White Knight of the Blue Seas
With bigger ships and greater technology, pilots face a brave new world as Kathy A Smith discovers (See pages 20-21.)

I wrote this article for The Maritime Executive, a leading U.S.-based shipping industry publication with a global circulation. (November/December, 2011)

Special Report: State of the Offshore Market
Increasing capital investments in offshore vessels indicate the market is steadily on the rise.

I copy-edited the manuscript of this book, ensured it met with the publisher's specific criteria for manuscript format and copy requirements, and helped keep the project on deadline.Silent Killers: Submarines and Underwater Warfare Osprey Publishing (2011)

James P. Delgado, Ph.D., Director of Maritime Heritage, ONMS, NOAA. Host of the television series The Sea Hunters

Imagine having an assistant who's as passionate about what you do as you are.

The possibilities are endless!

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