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Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen Agency Contractor

Registered Nurse with Professional Writing Skills

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's Degree of 17+ yrs. I hold various certifications and work experiences in the healthcare field from home health care to long-term care insurance case management. I have knowledge and expertise in reviewing medical records and creating case chronologies and written documentation of reports. I have written articles on LinkedIn, published a written article in a professional journal, and have recently authored a chapter on Patients' Rights in a legal nursing book set to be published in 2015. I am currently finishing up my Master's degree in Health Care Operations Management. Past work experiences include preparing attorneys for trial with regards to medical record interpretations, medical review/case chronologies, medical/legal research on cases, participating in depositions, and consulting with attorneys and other persons to educate on healthcare topics and standards of care. I currently own a small business in which I provide services for Freelance medical related writing and general nurse consulting. Certifications: Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), Certified Managed Care Nurse (CMCN), Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), Legal Nurse Consultant- Certificate, Certificate in Patient Advocacy

Associated with: Advocate Nurses, LLC

100% Job Success
$60.00 /hr
12 hours

Bernardo Grossi

Bernardo Grossi



Attorney at Law and Law Professor in Brazil. Focused in Telecommunications, Intellectual Property and Corporate Law. Author of a book about copyright law and computer programs. I graduated in Law in '04 at PUC (elected 5 times as the best private university in Brazil) and joined a postgraduate "lato sensu" course in Civil Litigation in the same year. Since then, I attended courses at Harvard Law School and the World Intellectual Property Organization mostly focused in Internet Law and Intellectual Property. Recently, I've been admitted in the Masters Degree at PUC in Private Law, which I shall finish at the end of '14. I'm writing a paper suggesting a radical shift in the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice jurisprudence regarding copyright law, liability and computer programs whose rights belongs to foreigners. Founded my firm in '08 (Grossi Paiva Sociedade de Advogados), dedicated to advise companies in markets such as media, telecommunications, insurance, franchise, construction and real estate. Prior to that, I worked as a trainee, lawyer and senior lawyer at big-law firms. As part of my pro bono activities, I've been appointed as Auditor of the Sports Court since '09 with responsibility for the prosecution of disciplinary infractions committed by soccer players. Also, a founding member of Instituto Libertà, a nonprofit civil association that aims to foster initiatives to minimize the effects of social inequality and elected as the President of it's Board (2011-2013 and 2013-2015) and member of the audit committee of Casa Girassol Fraternidade Espírita Cristã. Elected to the Board of the Brazilian Association of IT and Communications (2012-2014) and Counselor of the Brazilian Association of IT Law (2010-2013 - resigned in mid-2013 due to conflict of interests).

$111.11 /hr
0 hours

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson Agency Contractor

Corporate, Finance & Commercial Solicitors

United Kingdom - Portfolio: 1

Dan Johnson qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts in England in 1992. After founding his own law firm (in early 2011), Dan now works as a Business Law Solicitor - specialising in corporate, finance and commercial law issues on matters for business clients (and their owners).

Associated with: Equitable Law

$250.00 /hr
0 hours

Julius I.

Julius I.

Multi-talented Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

My goal is to provide value the way YOU need! I am dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in achieving their goals. You know that it takes more than just technical competency. I enjoy working with people, meeting deadlines, thinking outside of the box and catching problems before they happen. A keen attention to detail has saved me from amateur errors and made my executives look great! I'll handle the mundane so that you could focus on building your business. Some of my highlights include: Social Media Promotion (facebook, twitter, website, google+, klout etc.); PPC promotion ( facebook PPC, Adwords PPC ) Wordpress Management ; Microsoft Office ( MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc),Clerical work, Data Entry, Secretarial Work, Administration work. I have a high-speed Internet connection with latest technological computer. I know the customer valuation therefore timeliness, dedication and 100% quality is my main focus in work. I know the importance of customer data and its privacy .I'm currently available 40 hours per week. Contact me today to find out if we're a match.

Groups: BigCommerce

50% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
5,130 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
2,125 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

Kezia Lounel Badulid

Kezia Lounel Badulid

Certified Geek (Project Manager, Researcher, Trainer, Paralegal)

United States - Tests: 17

"HONOR & EXCELLENCE!" - living up to the UP Motto • Highly detail-oriented individual with excellent organizational and communication skills • Superb Project Management, Event Organizing, problem solving & prevention skills • Experience in Business Planning & Development utilizing strong research skills • Type 80 wpm, expert level in all MS-Office programs and Google applications • Highly tech-savvy, with long experience in computer troubleshooting and repair, computer assembly and setup, technical support (and tutorial) over the phone and over the internet • Skilled in website development (HTML, Content Management Systems and a little PHP & MySQL), web hosting, search engine optimization, and publishing; and adept in various computer softwares, such as MS-DOS, Windows 9X, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 7, MS-Office, mIRC, Adobe Pagemaker & Photoshop, SPSS, and many others • Two decades of intermittent legal assistant experience in the Philippines, doing online legal research and drafting all kinds of contracts, extrajudicial settlements, affidavits, pleadings, etc. • Knowledgeable in the patent industry, including but not limited to collecting and collating US (mostly from USPTO PAIR) & foreign patent documents, making patent family maps & diagrams, monitoring litigations and analysis & data extraction from litigation documents • Fluent in English, Filipino, Waray & Cebuano, with a customer satisfaction focus • Resume available at • Latest LinkedIn Profile at

$40.00 /hr
0 hours

samantha regalado

samantha regalado Agency Contractor

Staffing Manager at Global SOS| CSR | Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 17

Being a freelancer and having experience working in a call center helped me develop my verbal and comprehensive skills. Majority of my working environment revolves on my communication skills, interacting with different types of people from all over the world while enhancing my computer capabilities. I manage my time very well and am very effective when delivering output. My natural talent for multitasking, my wide knowledge of accounting and mathematics and my competent disposition will serve as my tools in getting the job done.

Associated with: Global S.O.S

100% Job Success
$13.33 /hr
6,614 hours

Sherwin Gepte

Sherwin Gepte Agency Contractor

Customer Service Assistant/ Article Writer/ Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 6

Power up your business! Partner with me and get the best results. My knowledge and skills will get your business up and going. Let me help you power up your engines. With 14 years work experience in different industries, I have made myself an expert in a lot of work assignments. I am excellent in MS office applications, internet research, project and events management, people management and administrative tasks. Great in customer service, inbound and outbound calling, telephone and internet marketing, marketing, data entry, appointment setting, transcription, email handling and live chat. I am a very independent and a highly motivated worker. Work is always top priority. I want to work and grow with awesome people.

Associated with: 3G Assist

98% Job Success
$7.00 /hr
3,385 hours