Hire Me!

Need a little time in your pocket?

Are You:

An Online Creator?

A Writer?

A Small Business Owner?

I Can Help!

But First, Let Me Introduce Myself...


I’m Shan Burton, a widowed homeschooling mom whose teens are becoming independent adults before my eyes. I’ve got time to spare these days, and I can use it to help you pocket a little time of your own – to scale up your business, focus on the projects you really want to be doing, or just to have some time to slow down and enjoy your life.

A Few Words from Happy Clients...

Running a small business takes a great deal of time and energy and in order to grow, we must learn to delegate and seek support. I'll admit that I was a bit nervous about investing in virtual assistance, but what a difference it's made! Shan is kind, prompt, professional and an all-around pleasure to work with. I'm confident that her support will help me expand my offerings and reach more people while enjoying a greater sense of peace. She truly does put time in your 'pocket.'

She has the ability to turn even the most dreary of facts comprehensible to readers while engaging them with her strong writing skills. Her articles were always factual and opinion free, and received high praises from the readership. Shan was instrumental in increasing sales in other areas by taking the initiative to seek out stories that were of great interest to readers. She is a meticulous copy editor for her own stories and is very punctual.
As a former employer, I highly recommend Shan for any position. She is dedicated, gives 100%, rarely requires any edits and has become a well-known and very respected face for the newspaper in the communities she covered.

Meghan K. Phalen
Former Editor and publisher of The Greenwich Journal & Salem Press newspaper

How can I help you? So Glad you asked!

Need Content?

I’ve been blogging since 2003 (yup, I’m an early adopter!), and on WordPress since 2011, racking up a couple thousand posts. I can write, revise, and post your content to WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and email newsletters. Better yet, as a night owl, I can even offer special packages that let you wake up to fresh, shiny new content created while you grabbed a few Zzzz’s!

Need Info?

As a journalist covering local government board meetings, I often had to pull out my sleuthing hat to make my articles accurate and meet my deadlines. As a fiction writer research is the difference between an okay story, and one that crackles with life. As a homeschooling mom, research is baked into the everyday. And as a human, I’m fascinated by learning new things. Hand me that research list you can’t find the time for! I’ll be delighted to dive in! I can even do it while you sleep, if you need a rush job!

Need Space?

I’ll help you get to Inbox Zero by sorting, filing, deleting, canceling unwanted subscriptions, and triaging what you keep to make your inbox a pleasure to behold. I can even answer messages for you, so you can focus on the parts of your business that need your full attention without worrying about that overflowing Inbox! And if you’ve ever dreamed of starting your day with your email sorted and ready for you, I have overnight options, too!

Need More?

If you don’t see the service you’re looking for listed here, let’s chat! I love learning new things, and I’m always building out my skill set. I may be about ready to offer what you’re looking for. Every client needs different VA services, and if I can’t tailor something to your needs, I can help you on your way to finding someone who can!

Just click here or go to pocketedtime@gmail.com!