Tanya Squires - TS Research Assistant


I can help with research administration to free up your time, enabling you to add more value for your clients.

I can be integrated seamlessly into your organisation, with a consistent email address and branding – meaning no confusion for clients or participants

Research Assistant services:

  • Recruiting from lists (e.g. via email or SurveyMonkey)
  • Responding to email queries, monitoring recruitment and chasing up non-responders
  • Setting up screeners and questionnaires
  • Setting up participants and questions in online forums (e.g. Liveminds, Web Community Creator)
  • Monitoring progress within online forums and chasing up non-responders
  • Questionnaire checking and testing
  • Data inputting
  • Analysis of open-ended responses
  • Charting and report template set-up
  • If I haven’t listed the service you are looking for, just ask!

Transcription services:

  • Intelligent verbatim  –  sentences are smoothed out, removing false starts, repetitions, umms and ahhs
  • Full verbatim – umms and ahhs are removed, but all false starts and repetitions are retained
  • Strict verbatim  –  every word and sound is transcribed exactly as said
  • Notes  –   fast service, less detail. Sentences are summarised and condensed
  • Summaries  –  filler words and repetition removed, complex sentences rewritten
  • Notes & quotes  – Q&A in notes, quotes in intelligent verbatim
  • Transcript analysis


I have worked in the market research industry for twelve years, and I am also an experienced transcriber.

I can handle specialist research tasks which a general Virtual Assistant may not have experience with.

I speak the research language so briefings are easy, and I understand the ever-changing research world and the challenges you are up against.


In 2001 I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Psychology from the University of Leeds. I have fifteen years’ experience in research and marketing in the financial, education and social research sectors.

I have worked in market research for twelve years, including nine years as a Research Manager at a major High Street bank. My career has spanned everything from recruiting respondents and coding questionnaires to influencing business decisions through insight – and I have worked both Clientside and agency side.

I started my transcription business TS Transcribing in 2016, and haven’t looked back since. After over a year of working with independent researchers and learning what they most need support with, I launched my Virtual Research Assistant business in 2017.

What sectors do you most often work in?

  • Retail
  • Business to business
  • Financial
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

What are the main types of research/research specialisms you conduct most often?

  • Transcription & Translation
  • Business services for market researchers

What regions within the UK do you cover?

  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • N. Ireland
  • South West England
  • Northern England
  • English Midlands
  • London/South East England

Which international regions do you cover?

  • Australasia
  • North America

Where are your offices in the UK?

  • Northern England