Virginia Alfieri Greene Greene

Freelance Creative Writer & Children's Book Writer

Location:Pickering, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
403 Church Street, Apt. # 1
Dunnville, Ontario N1A 2N7
(905) 774-0102 /

Highlights of Qualifications

• 15 plus years as an office secretary
• Word processing skills. Some basic experience with Excel and Quickbooks
• Excellent customer service abilities in dealing effectively with the public
• Proficient in various office machines including fax, photocopier, adding machine

Employment History

Columnist for ‘The Free Press’
Column – ‘Community Spotlight’, Dunnville, ON Apr. 2014 - date
Home Care Worker
Private Home(s) and at Edgewater Gardens, Dunnville, ON Dec. 2009 - date
Office Assistant (Seasonal) May – June 2007
Konkle Farms & Greenhouses Ltd., Dunnville, ON Feb. - July 2009
Apr. – June 2010
May – June 2011
May – June 2012
• Using Quickbooks, prepared invoices, credit memos, bills and processed company revenue
• Communication by phone with Garden Centres, taking orders and answering questions regarding floral products, plus general greenhouse work
Greenhouse Worker (Seasonal) Mar. – May 2008
Adam & Betty Roesch Greenhouses, Dunnville, ON
Factory Worker (Temporary) June 2008
Arjem Ltd., Fenwick, ON
Secretary/Bookkeeper/Administrator 1999 – 2006
Dunnville Youth Impact Centre Inc., Dunnville, ON
• Balanced books, prepared monthly bank reconciliation, completed accounts receivable and payable, paid mortgage, various insurances, property taxes and prepared income tax receipts for Donors, ensuring to adhere to Government guidelines
• Attended regular board meetings, recorded and prepared minutes, prepared financial reports, distributed accurate and timely reports to Board Members
• Planned and implemented public relations strategies and community events to promote the work of the Dunnville Youth Impact Centre
• Partnered with community agencies to coordinate and advertise outreach events in the Youth Centre
• Created newsletters for Donors to inform them of the Centre’s progress and to requests funds
• Organized and maintained files

In-Home Childcare 1992 - 1999
• Provided care and transport (to and from school) for children of various ages on a daily basis
• Prepared and served nutritious meals and snacks
• Planned and participated in a variety of activities with the children
• Read stories and taught children basic reading skills to encourage their imaginations and improve language abilities
• Provided a safe environment

Secretary/Receptionist 1988 – 1990
Contact Personnel (Temporary Secretarial Services), Kitchener, ON
• Secretarial duties for various organizations: (engineering, manufacturing, medical and legal offices
• Provided basic office services such as typing, filing, faxing, arranging appointments, phone
• Adapted well in different office environments, learning procedures and processes quickly to maintain work flow

Secretary/Receptionist 1985 – 1987
Turning Point Ministries, Beamsville, ON
• Received and processed funds from Donors and mailed acknowledgements to all donations
• Assisted in fund-raising by co-working with other employees in producing and mailing monthly newsletters
• Provided basic office services such as typing, filing and answering the phone

Assistant Secretary Aug. – Dec. 1987
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel (short-term missions)
• Assisted in arranging transportation and organization of volunteers arriving in Israel for the annual “Feast of Tabernacles” Festival
• Provided basic office services such as typing, filing, taking dictation and answering the phone

Medical Secretary 1978 – 1981
Niagara Rehab, St. Catharines ON
• Arranged treatment and transport schedules for Rehab patients
• Assisted in Medical Records Department and In-Clinic Doctor’s office
• Assisted physio , occupational and speech therapists with patient appointments
• Typed medical reports for all departments and took shorthand dictation
• Provided basic office services such as typing, filing, dictation and answering the phone
• Reception and switchboard shifts


B.A. English (half of 4 years), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
General Bible Diploma, Emmanuel Bible College, Kitchener, ON
Mack School of Nursing, (third of 2 years), Niagara College, St. Catharines, ON
Medical Secretarial Diploma, Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON