Custom Formatting Support

Get a Microsoft expert (me!) to create the perfect templates for your business,
so you can simply get on with what you do best!

Are you the 'Jane of all trades' for your business?

You're a professional. And you know what you are doing - you need to, in order for your business to keep going!

Up until now, you have taught yourself enough to make documents and spreadsheets that work...but they are definitely still missing that something that makes them feel right.

But between juggling all the balls in your business - your actual zone of genius, the endless admin, marketing, a bit of accounts, maybe some HR to start outsourcing, and everything else that comes up - and all that stuff that you manage after you switch the computer off at the end of the day (anyone else find their life admin never ending too?), there just aren't enough hours in the day to spend on it, so it's just got to do, right?

But it's still something that's niggling at the back of your brain - am I right?

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That's because you know that if it was set up properly, and represented you and your business better, it would definitely make a difference in your business!

But just thinking about it is exhausting - let alone finding the time to actually deal with it!


Make it easy for yourself with a fully formatted, on-brand set of custom document templates, that you can simply open and use!

Marianne is an expert at creating practical documents, spreadsheets and presentations that will look and sound like you, and your business!

How does it work?

Thrive's custom formatting is the way to create a bespoke document, spreadsheet or presentation that fits you, and how you do business!

Your formatting project is treated as a fixed fee service, so there's no additional costs or hidden extras!

Every custom formatting service includes:


Provision of a first draft, followed by up to 2 revisions, based on your edits, to ensure you have a finished product you love

Branding & Layout

Use of your branding (colours, logo and fonts) in both the layout and the document headings to create something that is truly your own


Final content provided as a template (for documents and spreadsheets), and a working 'master' document, so you can adapt it as you need

Video Tutorial

Get unlimited access to a personalised walkthrough video tutorial of your documents, so you know exactly how to work with them

Thrive's Fixed Fee Formatting

Word Formatting (1-5 pages)


per document

Get a brand new, branded, ready to use, customised document template of up to 5 pages, so you can work in a consistently professional way


Get an existing document up to 5 pages formatted, proofread and finalised. It's returned to you as a polished final document (and PDF if you like), ready to send out.

Word Template (6+ pages)


per document

Build a comprehensive template, that can include a Table of Contents, appendix pages, customised sections and layouts, with 6 pages or more as the starting point


Get your finished documents that have 6 or more pages fully formatted, proofread, and compiled into a final, ready to send format.

PowerPoint Presentations


per presentation

You know exactly what to say in your presentation, but maybe your slides don't match your personality, content or brand. 

I've got you covered!

Wow your audience with truly bespoke slides, that let your expert content shine, and complement the way you like to present! All provided in a format that you can use again and again!

The Thrive Process:

  • On completion of the enquiry form, you can either book a free 30 minute video chat to discuss your project further, or we can go ahead and send you a proposal for your review! The proposal will be provided by email, outlining the fee, and scope of work for your approval
  • Once accepted, an invoice for a 50% deposit payment is issued.
  • Upon receiving your deposit payment, we send a Welcome email with details of how the process works for your specific project, and I can get started!

Thrive uses Microsoft OneDrive, Planner and Sharepoint to manage our project, content and workflow. You'll have access to everything at all times, as well as being able to contact Marianne by email or chat in Teams whenever you need to!

What our clients say...

  • Thrive Admin Services

    “Marianne is professional, knowledgeable and an absolute dream to work with. This one document template is now going to be used over and over again and I'm going to look a whole lot more professional!”

    Cherry Blossom Social Media

  • Thrive Admin Services

    “Marianne is by far the most experienced administrator I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She makes it all seem so easy - it really is like she can see what I have pictured in my mind!”

    Share the Dignity

  • Thrive Admin Services

    “Our ongoing dealings with Marianne and Thrive have been superb. The quality of work, timeliness, proactivity and breadth of skillset has been of enormous support to our young and growing business.”

    De Motu Cordis

  • Thrive Admin Services

    “Finding someone like Marianne who is at a 'expert' level of experience not only with actual MS Word document formatting technical skills but also exemplary customer service has been amazing for me, likened to striking gold! I would highly recommend Marianne's services to anyone.”

    Admin & Co

  • Thrive Admin Services

    “Thank you so much, I found the session extremely useful and I really appreciate the notes and the recording. The way you explain things makes it so easy to understand.”

    Virtually Driven

  • Thrive Admin Services

    “As someone who’s work heavily relies on using and integrating programs so they work seamlessly for my business and for my clients, I don’t know where I’d be without Marianne and Thrive Admin! If I need to understand how to do anything, she is able to explain it. If I need to discern which program is best to use in a given situation, Marianne is able to work it through with me. She truly is a Microsoft Magician!”

    VE Assist

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Hi there - I'm Marianne

In case we haven't already connected, I am the owner and Microsoft Magician at Thrive Admin Services, a specialist Microsoft 365 training and support service. I have worked in corporate administration roles for over 20 years, covering every stage of administration from reception to finance to C-Suite 1:1 EA work. 

I love solving problems, and being the 'make it happen' person when it comes to documents, spreadsheets, presentations and business systems. My experience has shown me that that it's possible to do some incredible things within the Microsoft 365 suite of products. I know that with a little know-how, you can confidently manage your business and wow your clients using the tools you already have at your fingertips with Microsoft 365!