Jo Hughes


is available. ✅

Selbstständig, Translator & Virtual Assistant, Flow Productions | YVA: Your Virtual Assistance

London, United Kingdom

About me

Corporate PA/EA and office all-rounder turned freelance multitasker • Native fluency Dutch and English • Conversational German • Fully conversant with Windows, MacOS and Microsoft Office • Competent with WordPress • Basic HTML • Preference for temporary, contract and freelance opportunities • Soft spot for evening and night shifts


Microsoft Office
MS Outlook
MS Word
MS Excel
MS PowerPoint
Customer Service
Office Support
Office Management
Business Support
Secretarial Services and Virtual Assistants
Secretarial Support
Administrative Support
Social Media
Englische Sprache


Professional experience for Jo Hughes

  • Current 14 years and 4 months, since Feb 2008

    Translator & Virtual Assistant

    Flow Productions | YVA: Your Virtual Assistance

    PA/Admin/Secretarial Services | Transcription | Translation | etc.

  • 8 months, Jan 2021 - Aug 2021

    Independent Contractor

    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

    Creation of reports, (digital) training materials & other documentation for business/integration purposes in IFF's Nourish division; coordinating scrum calls and virtual scrum boards; any other project and team support as needed.

  • 9 months, Feb 2019 - Oct 2019

    Product Development Assistant

    CNA Hardy (Lloyd's Syndicate 382)

    Multilingual document control/creation/editing; Exari™ migration/integration.

  • 5 months, Apr 2017 - Aug 2017

    Product Support Specialist

    Wolters Kluwer (Health Learning, Research & Practice)

    Providing technical product support to customers on digital products (medical databases/platforms including,, and others), making customisations to user (group) interfaces when requested, creating/editing landing pages for institutions, collating usage statistics, etc.

  • 2 months, Feb 2015 - Mar 2015

    Project Manager & PA to CEO

    Smiley Company

    Project management of external tradeshows and internal IT projects. PA, Marketing & HR Admin support.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Nov 2005 - Feb 2008

    Executive Assistant & Admin Assistant

    Electronic Data Systems (later HP Enterprise Serivces, nowadays DXC Technology)

    PA to the successive Business Managers of Applications Services, Field Operations, EMEA (ASFO EMEA) and their Business Management Office (BMO).

Educational background for Jo Hughes

  • 1 year and 9 months, Sep 1994 - May 1996

    Leisure Management

    NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

    (NL: Propaedeuse, HBO Vrijetijdskunde) (equivalent to Associate's Degree (US) or Foundation Degree (UK)) (Note: NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences was called Christelijke Hogeschool Noord-Nederland (CHN) when I studied there)

  • 9 months, Sep 1993 - May 1994

    Vocational education

    DASGA Comprehensive School for Adults

    Accelerated course (three years compressed into one) (NL: 1-jarig MEAO) (Note: DASGA was later renamed to and integrated in ROC De Amerlanden, which subsequently became ROC Midden-Nederland)

  • 3 years and 9 months, Sep 1989 - May 1993

    Secondary education

    Schothorst/Thorbecke College

    (Subjects: Dutch, English, French, German, Geography, History, Economics) (NL: HAVO) (Note: The school has since been renamed twice: first to Vallei College and later to 't Atrium)


  • German


  • English

    First language

  • Dutch

    First language


Temporary work
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