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Nick P

Nick P

Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

New Zealand - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

97% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
966 hours

Kirstein Pran Pangod

Kirstein Pran Pangod


Philippines - Tests: 3

I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology (Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City. While studying Law, I worked as an HR Staff at the University for 1 year, before I was transferred to the Nursing Department as an Office Secretary for 2 years. After finishing the course Bachelor of Laws, I went home to Kidapawan and worked as a Criminology Instructor at Colegio de Kidapawan. I was a member of the School Paper Organization during my Elementary and Secondary years; and a consistent Academic scholar during my college years. I have a good background in writing legal documents and news articles; well-versed with microsoft office word and excel; and is very diligent in submitting documents on or before the deadline.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,277 hours

Jill Fultz

Jill Fultz

Experience Adminstrative Assistant

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

QUALIFICTIONS *Polite, respectful, and courteous manners *Responsible, efficient, and flexible *Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly *Competent and reliable professional, committed to top quality work *Versatile and multi-skilled person *Resourceful in solving problems and maximizing resources *Enthusiastic, dependable, self-motivated *Skilled in handling the public with diplomacy and professionalism *Demonstrated ability to adapt to new equipment & technology *Research skills * General Bookkeeping *Business Correspondence * Maintaining Calendar & Docketing *Transcribing dictation * Staff Training *Travel Logistics *Records Management SKILLS *In depth knowledge of Microsoft Office suites and internet telephone operations *Relevant experience in software applications such as, Excel, Assess, Outlook, PowerPoint, One Note *QuickBooks * Ability to work with several operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 2007 and Windows 8 *Google Document management *Understanding of all Social media marketing accounts such as, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ *Pacer *Summation *Time Management programs *Lexis/Nexis *Westlaw *Rapid Court *TLO *MyCase Software *Quick learner of new software applications. *Word processing – Ability to type 65 words per minute. *All the latest office equipment, such as fax, scanner and copy machine.

67% Job Success
$17.00 /hr
2,124 hours

Kristine Kyle Ramirez

Kristine Kyle Ramirez

Email Consultant at Sutherland Global Services

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

WORK RELATED EXPERIENCE Email Consultant - January 2014 HomeAway US Account Sutherland Global Services Customer Service Representative - August 2013 T-Mobile US Account Expert Global Solutions (APAC and NCO) On The Job Training - March – May (2012) Research and Reference Bureau (Legislative Research Service) House of Representatives of the Philippines Contact Number: (+63)917-703-3244 // (+63) 915 446 4667 Email Address: Skype: kreeshteeuhna OBJECTIVE A resourceful and very flexible person interested to pursue a long time career in a well- established organization where I can use my skills for professional growth and development. PROFILE Organized with an ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment Interacts well with people from any level of the organization Analytical, dynamic, results-oriented and keen on details Possesses strong communication skills both written and verbal for Filipino and English language Expert in Microsoft Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Outlook

$10.00 /hr
60 hours

Melissa J.

Melissa J.

Attorney (Kansas)

United States - Tests: 5

I am a recent graduate of Washburn University School of Law. I hold a J.D. as well as a B.S. in Business Management. I am licensed to practice law in Kansas. My legal experience includes family law, criminal law, business, collection, and estate administration. I also have experience as a customer services representative, supervisor, legal intern, and a legal research assistant. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

$55.56 /hr
0 hours

Dainielle M.

Dainielle M.

Experienced Administrator

United States - Tests: 4

I have over 5 years experience in data entry, clerical and administrative duties. As a current graduate student I've also developed keen research skills. I'm always up for a good challenge and I will work diligently and efficiently to complete any task

69% Job Success
$13.33 /hr
7 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

Ecaterina D.

Ecaterina D.

Professional Lawyer (Corporate, Contract, IP, IT&Telecom)

United Kingdom - Tests: 8

I can help you with legal advice and drafting of documents. Please feel free to contact me should you need any assistance in: -Business setup -Drafting letters, agreements, terms and conditions, copyright agreements, filling forms, etc. -Intellectual property issues and patent filing, -Corporate documents, etc. I am a multi-skilled, reliable and talented business and legal professional with more than 15 years of business experience in multinational company and as sole practitioner as well as with a proven ability to successfully execute different assignments related to legislative and business analysis, internalization of business and representation in Netherlands and UK. A great communicator with people from all social, professional and cultural backgrounds. Well mannered, articulate and fully aware of diversity and multicultural issues as well as international corporate rules and etiquette. Flexible in the ability to adapt to challenges when they arise and at the same time remaining aware of professional roles and boundaries. Looking for opportunities to apply my professional knowledge and experience to add value to a project or to legal representative or analyst, business development professional and market researcher. Areas of expertise: International commercial law, European telecommunication legislation, Intellectual property regulation; Corporate law, experienced Board and Company secretary (including in times of corporate conflicts); Business development and market analysis; Startup consultant and venture lawyer; Professional legal translation services (translation of legal and finance documents, legal acts, laws, translation for telecommunication industry, subscription contracts, translation of marketing materials, disclaimers, terms and conditions, etc., proofreading, interpreting, terminology: General, Business, Corporate, Legal (including Criminal), Telecommunication, IT and Software, Intellectual property, Marketing, Customer service, etc.)

100% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
14 hours

Rebecka Whitmarsh-Wilson

Rebecka Whitmarsh-Wilson


United States - Tests: 5

**** ATTORNEY LICENSED IN NEW YORK, TEXAS, AND NEW JERSEY **** I can do anything your business needs, including writing handbooks and employment contracts, reviewing and revising contracts, filing litigation, propounding discovery, and settling cases. I have litigation and negotiation experience. I also have extensive legal writing and research experience, including being certified by Westlaw and LexisNexis. I am also a published author, and I regularly write for a question and answer site. I also have editing experience, and can review and edit your blog posts, briefs, letters, and any other written documents. I am available by skype, phone, and e-mail. I have a fully-equipped home office with scanning and printing equipment.

100% Job Success
$45.00 /hr
126 hours