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Lindsey E.

Lindsey E.

Legal Consultant with J.D.

United States - Tests: 6

Over the last 8 years, I have developed extensive and valuable skills in all office administration and legal/law firm tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, website maintenance, file management, word processing, transcription, data entry, customer service and many more skills. I complete all work diligently and in a timely manner. I am detail-oriented by nature and thrive on challenging tasks. I am driven and determined to achieve success in everything. I have over 7 years experience in a law firm environment. Here, I assisted in all day-to-day responsibilities in law office management including legal document preparation, proof reading, legal research, answering multi-line telephone system, maintain and create client files, maintain client contact, calendar and appointment setting, database management, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, marketing, advertising, website maintenance, contact with other law firms, potential clients, etc, preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, motions, schedules, agreements and all other Bankruptcy documents as well as legal document review and drafting.

$23.00 /hr
30 hours

Mika Itoh

Mika Itoh

Accountant, Market / Web Researcher, Data Entry Specialist

China - Tests: 8

I have more than 15 years of experience in Accounting, Market & Web Research, Data Entry, and List Building. My aim as a freelancer is to deliver the highest quality service and to build a long-lasting relationship with customers. I am proficient in all MS Office applications, as well as in popular types of accounting software such as QuickBooks. Apart of my native Japanese, I have a very good command in English and Chinese. I am a hard-working, detail oriented and reliable person, who knows the value of your time and money.

81% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
156 hours

Kelley A.

Kelley A.

Paralegal - 11 Years of Clerical, Research, Data Entry & Microsoft Exp

United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

Over the past eleven years I have worked in the legal field and in an office setting. I completed my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2006 where I was on the Honor Roll and Dean's List. Throughout college I worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Education and interned at various law firms. Throughout my experience in law offices and with the Court, I have become proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications, Customer Service & Customer Relations, research, data entry, email handling, accounts receivable and accounts payable, preparing legal documents and correspondence, reviewing and formatting legal documents and I type 75 correct words per minute. Currently, I am looking for part time work that I can do on the weekends and/or in the evening. I am confident in my ability to effectively communicate and successfully complete tasks a Freelancer with little to no instruction and with a very fast turn around time. Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration.

89% Job Success
$14.44 /hr
235 hours

Trang Tran

Trang Tran

IFRS and VAS Accounting/ Financial Advisory/ VietnameseTax Researcher/

Vietnam - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

I have over 5-years working as an auditor in a Big-4 Audit Firm. With deep knowledge in accounting (both local and internation standard) and tax, I would provide you exceptional service in reasonable time. Besides, I am also a freelance tax reseacher for an UK consulting firm. I highly perfer assignment related to Vietnam finance/tax issues.

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
25 hours

Timothy Wake

Timothy Wake

Legal Consultant / Barrister (unregistered)

United Kingdom - Tests: 1

I am a lawyer working for a law firm in Brighton and specialise in Commercial, Contract, Landlord and Tenant, Employment, Aviation, Family, IP and Criminal Law. Expert in contract and agreements, intellectual property and company / business law litigation, employment and international law. I can also represent clients in the Employment Tribunal. Business start-ups, business advice and legal documents examined, amended or drawn up. I also regularly practice in giving general advice in all common law fields including Company, Commercial, Crime, Family, Employment and Personal Injury. My work is of the highest calibre and very efficient. I am available for a conference via Skype or to be instructed by email.

$55.00 /hr
11 hours

Rochelle Baron

Rochelle Baron Agency Contractor

Legal Assistant, Real Estate Paralegal, Administrative Assistant

United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

I have over 20 years experience as a legal assistant, specializing in various aspects of commercial and residential real estate. My experience ranges from property title research and analysis, document preparation and closing and settlement preparation and disbursement. I also have experience with probate and corporate document preparation. I enjoy using my experience to work in a virtual setting, providing legal research and document services for a variety of companies.

Associated with: Universal Hardwood Flooring, Inc. Agency

100% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
2,002 hours

Chinalyn Rivera

Chinalyn Rivera

Expert computer encoder/ typist for Offline Jobs.

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

My 11 years of working experience deals more on brainstorming researches and planning and above all it developed my skills to be a fast computer encoder/typist. It is always my objective to be able to give satisfaction to the employers I am employed with.

$3.00 /hr
0 hours