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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

Emerson Cruz

Emerson Cruz

Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

El Salvador - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

Years of experience providing hardware tech support for US and Latam customers in English and Spanish therefore able to translate text with more accuracy, handle emails and documents, data bases also sales (placing and processing orders). Experience with two important companies Dell and Stream Global Services, Oriented to provide solutions and deliver excellent results. I´m the kind of person who likes to do things right at fist attemp even if that requieres an extra effort. As lawyer in my country I practice law and understand commom law system so I can translate texts to spanish with real native sense and legal meaning if requerired, also technologic-computer related texts, of course I translate to English too. As paralegal I have experiencie submitting legal petitions to US gov agencies (FOIL/FOIA) Im very use to work under metric parameters. I enjoy the work not because it´s funny but because you can feel proud when you do it right I am always available for a hire test so you can see the great results I can provide you

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
1,500 hours

Katharine Sherwood

Katharine Sherwood

Certified Paralegal

United States - Tests: 3

Certified Paralegal with 4.5 years of experience. I have experience working as a litigation paralegal, family law paralegal, criminal law paralegal, and overseen office management in small firms. My training in office administration and client services has equipped me with a multitude of skills including; office management, business operations, and exemplary customer service. I possess an Advanced Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program. My work ethic and attention to detail is unparalleled. I do have references should you require them. I am efficient and understand the confidential nature of the legal field. I am technically savvy and use that to my advantage by creating processes that make me more efficient and accurate. I can draft legal documents such as pleadings, discovery, wills, and deeds, as well as letters. I have extensive legal research experience, as well as e-discovery retrieval and document review. I understand the rules for ESI preservation and have experience creating ESI search terms, ESI preservation letters, and reviewing ESI. Examples of the jobs i'm suited for include: legal document preparation, document review, contract administration, e-filing, memo writing, brief writing, deposition summaries, litigation support, customer support, internet research and writing. Some of my administrative support skills include: email correspondence, transcription, interviewing clients, maintaining calendar, preparation of excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, drafting documents, hiring and managing job posts, and more!

$22.00 /hr
332 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

Debbie H.

Debbie H.

J.D. / Business Admin / QuickBooks

United States - Tests: 5

Dependable, results-oriented professional with a solid track record of consistently meeting and exceeding company goals; highly organized and detail-oriented with an extensive background in the following: Office Management / Administration / Organization Secretarial / Data Entry / Transcription Legal Compliance / Litigation Support Bookkeeping / Payroll / Human Resources For over 20 years I have been providing diverse office services to individuals and businesses (everything from a one-person attorney's office to mid-size construction companies to the nation's largest title companies), for example... ~ Organized and oversaw day-to-day operations of two mid-size companies simultaneously in a fast-paced environment; 6 years ~ Designed and implemented sales tracking program used by national title companies; 18 years ~ Construction office management, including payroll and HR; 13 years I specialize in providing customized services and reports designed to fit each client's unique, specific needs in a cost-effective and timely manner. You want your work to be perfect. So do I. I've been self-employed since 1985, but I'm relatively new to oDesk. Give me a try and I will do my best to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your consideration.

100% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
1,963 hours

Cory Washburn

Cory Washburn

Executive Assistant

United States - Tests: 6

I worked for Robert Half International as an assistant to twelve recruiters, assisting them with all aspects of their job from answering phones and compiling routine correspondence to purchasing marketing materials and completing expense reports. Following my employment with Robert Half International I began my career with United States Probation Office. My first position was as receptionist and I quickly moved into a clerk position, assisting officers with their caseloads and providing support functions throughout the office. My final position was as Officer Support Specialist where I conducted investigations and provided any administrative functions as needed. During this time I was able to experience a myriad of administrative functions. I specifically worked as a background investigator for the last 4 and a half years, utilizing proprietary software, online sensitive resources, and public information to provide a full history for the judge to make decisions on bond and release. The specific investigative systems I have experience with include, but are not limited to, NCIC, NLETS, Clear, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and PACTS. I also used public information obtained from local courts. My last position with the United States Probation Office required me to work with little to no supervision and provided me with opportunities for personal and professional growth. While working in this capacity I also obtained my Master's degree, maintaining a 3.9 grade point average.

$27.78 /hr
2 hours

Olav M. Underdal

Olav M. Underdal

Patent Practitioner - Technology Consultant

United States - Tests: 2

Registered to practice before the USPTO. Enthusiastic, innovative, and results-oriented patent practitioner and technology executive with broad technical and business background. Strong communicator with proven ability to lead, motivate and inspire at all levels. Focused, hard-working leader with analytical mind-set. Successful manager of strategic innovation and large-scale, complex software, electronics, and technology development. M.S. in Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark with concentrations in Electronics, Software Engineering & Systems Engineering. M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. Co-inventor of 12 United States patents. Professional skills include: Patent Appplication Drafting | Patent Prosecution | Patent Search | Patentability Analysis | Patentability Opinon | Innovation Strategy | Technology Strategy & Roadmap Planning | Software Management | Engineering Management | Program Management | Agile Methodologies

100% Job Success
$83.33 /hr
0 hours

Rachmat F.

Rachmat F. Agency Contractor

Indonesian Writer, Translator and Researcher

Indonesia - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

Being a freelancer is not always, in my reality-based opininon, unqualified to do some works. On the contrary, sometimes a freelancer could give you a unique, surprising, shock and attractive result experience of a project. As an interpreter and translator, I always have a faith that interpreting and translating is an art to change the word's form, from one to another language by maintaining the original taste of the origin language. Moreover, the main priority of these activities is to produce a translation that could gain the people’s highest comprehension by observing the targeted language development. It requires skills and creativities for the translator/interpreter itself. With the ability, skill and 4 years eperience in this field, I would be glad to offer my services to anyone who need by providing a high quality result to reach a mutual benefits.

Associated with: Mrachmaninov

78% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
1,706 hours