get it done 2017-01-30T09:05:46+00:00

I get things done . . .

. . . so you can, too.

Simple.

Rachel girl Friday

services designed to lighten your load
so you’re free to focus on what
you care about most

services designed to lighten your load
so you’re free to focus on what
you care about most

Project Management

  • Assisting in finding and hiring specialists as needed.
  • Liaising with team members and outside contractors to keep projects on schedule.

Copy Editing and Proofreading

  • From checking the basics (spelling, grammar, typos) to advising on syntax and word choice, I can help ensure that your writing isn’t getting in the way of your message!

Production Support

  • Organizing and tracking festival submissions.
  • Updating (and troubleshooting) episode information on IMDb.

Administrative Support

  • Updating online actor profiles (casting websites, IMDb, etc) with new resume credits, photos, and demo footage.
  • Enrolling in paperless billing and setting up automatic bill-pay.
  • Setting up Gmail folders and filters that keep your inbox focused and manageable.
  • Keeping your address book up to date by entering info from business cards/email signatures/web listings/etc.

Photo and Design

  • Retouching images.
  • Creating custom thumbnails for YouTube.
  • Setting up headshots/postcards/business cards for print or email.
  • Additional photography services available through Rachel Stander Photography.

Video Services

  • Creating actor demo clips from finished projects and exporting in appropriate formats for the various casting websites, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.
  • Fixing sound/video sync issues on existing video clips.

Research

  • Compiling and parsing information on a variety of subjects so you can focus on using the info rather than obtaining it.

Website Support and Development

  • Building, maintaining, and updating WordPress websites.
  • Reviewing content and design to make sure your website is actually supporting you. We’ll look at it together with objective eyes to see where it’s succeeding — and where we can refine it into being a more effective tool.

working for you remotely
or in-person

working for you remotely
or in-person

$40/hour – Standard

I charge a flat rate and bill by the minute. If you give me a task that takes 23 minutes to complete, that’s what you’ll get billed for — not 25 or 30 minutes.

$50/hour – Rush

If the job has a deadline of 36 hours or less (so I’d be bumping other client work to make room for yours), my rush rate of $50/hour applies.

Travel Fee

Charged per session according to one-way distance from my home in Hollywood:

5-10 miles — $20
10-20 miles — $30
20+ miles — $40

New Client Deposit

I ask for a $100 deposit before starting with new clients. The deposit is non-refundable and will be applied as credit toward my first hours of work.

Actor Self-Tapes

$30 for a half hour, $45 for an hour.
I send you all the takes via Dropbox. Editing offered at my standard hourly rate.

Photography

I shoot cinematic stills, portraiture, and behind the scenes. Packages and details at Rachel Stander Photography.

here’s what my clients
say about working with me:

here’s what my clients
say about working with me:
Rachel has proven herself to be the greatest of great in all possible ways: smart, sensible, reliable, prompt, organized, discreet, and conscientious. She has pleasantly and professionally risen to each challenge.
Kristine · Change Strategist, www.kristineoller.com
Rachel is simply fantastic! She’s smart, intuitive, and skilled, and she makes every project so much easier. It’s such a relief to be able to hand over tasks to someone who is honest, hardworking, and has your best interests at heart.
Stephanie · actress, writer, Fat Baby Pictures
After helping me out of the mess I had created, she researched paths for me to grow my business, helped me formulate a plan to stay on track, and provided best practices for accounting, social media, and website design.
Antonio · storyteller, author, solo performer, www.antoniosacre.com
Rachel is a smart cookie. I have become a better writer thanks to her editing and ideas. Her technical savvy was crucial in the building of my online business.
Jenny · violinist, actor, The Hot Violinist
Rachel is a delight to work with. She’s really helped me with editing everything from grant letters of inquiry, to exhibit criteria, to promotional documents, all without skipping a beat. Her edits, corrections and questions are clear and to the point but never feel judgmental.
Laura · sculptor and creator for the human body and its vehicles, Dreams By Machine
My web site is now updated and looks so clean with links to my new book and workshops. Thank you Rachel! A dream to work with!
Robin · author, activist, coach, www.robinfinn.com
Rachel can do what I don’t have the skill set, creativity, patience, nor time for. I couldn’t be more impressed with her virtual assistant skills, and am extremely fortunate to be able to turn to her for her expertise and creativity.
Michael · entrepreneur
I have moved several personal and professional projects forward faster in our few months together than I did in years on my own.
Natalia · actress, dancer, producer
Rachel helped me just about every step of the way. She was practical, motivating, encouraging, and most importantly very organized! Plus, she held me accountable for all of the things on my “in process” list to ensure that I completed them.
Karl · actor, writer, musician, www.karlsteudel.com
Rachel was insightful and creative, and struck a great balance between giving me thought-provoking options and being totally focused on who I was and what I wanted to be saying!
Katie · actress, www.katietaub.com
Not only did her skills exceed my expectations, but she was able to anticipate the mistakes I might make in the future.
Claire · actor, teacher, writing coach, Wit & Spark

girl Fri·day n.
A ‘go to’ girl; a woman you can rely on to get things done; a ‘jack of all trades’ capable of doing almost anything.
Origin: 1935-40; modeled on man Friday.