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  1. Malia Hill

    Malia Hill

    Expert Writer, Researcher and Communications Pro

    United States

    Finally! A fast, professional writer and researcher who won't leave you second-guessing content or grammar. I have more than ten years of experience, in everything from academic essays to website content. I've even written and produced television ads! But my greatest skill lies in taking complex or difficult concepts and translating them for a general audience. (It must be the law degree--it gave me research know-how and a dislike for jargon and obfuscation.) The bottom line? I know how to write effectively and persuasively. I can provide research services that you can be confident in. And I can give you the quality work you're looking for at a great price.

    $16.00 /hr
    222 hours
    5.00
  2. Rebecca Staple

    Rebecca Staple

    Freelance Writer & Photographer

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    I am a detail-oriented and resourceful professional with over nine years of experience, dedicated to providing reliable services in a variety of different fields, from writing and editing to photography. Services include: Lifestyle photography, food photography, recipe development, digital image editing, and research. My writing experience is quite varied; but I am especially interested in projects covering travel, food, health, or nutrition. If you have a job involving any of these topics, I would especially love the opportunity and look forward to building an ongoing working relationship!

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Estelle Craemer

    Estelle Craemer

    Project Manager

    South Africa - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a young, motivated, goal driven individual who has recently completed my certification in project management. I am currently seeking opportunities in Project Management. My project management skills include: Project Management Framework, Strategic Project Management, Project Management for Development and Upliftment, Project Management Processes, Project Time Management, Project Human Resources, Project Cost Management, Project Procurement Management, Project Risk Management, Project Quality Management, Project Communications Management and Information Technology for Project Management with the main focus being Microsoft Office Project 2007.

    $22.22 /hr
    489 hours
    0.00
  4. Karla L.

    Karla L.

    Expert in Grant Writing, Legal Writing, Analysis

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    My talents are unlimited in Grant Writing, blogging, Press Releases, Legal writing, social network analysis, Geographic information systems, policy analysis, database management, community organizing, strategic planning and preparing and analyzing data.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. 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

    $8.89 /hr
    1,406 hours
    5.00
  6. Anke Moen

    Anke Moen

    Dutch language services

    Spain - Tests: 6

    I am a native Dutch speaker currently living in the north of Spain. I have experience in transcribing and translating from English, Spanish and Italian to Dutch. I also have broad experience in research and administrative support. Before I moved to Spain I worked several years in the legal field; as a paralegal in Italy (2 years) and as a lawyer in The Netherlands (4 years). In Spain I took a fashion design course and I worked in the fashion industry as an international buyer and as the head of the buying department (6 years in total). Since embarking on my freelance career, I have worked on many different projects, covering a wide variety of styles and topics, translating from English/Italian/Spanish to Dutch and vice versa, pre-editing a book on marketing (English) and preparing the content of websites. I offer the following services: TRANSLATING, LOCALIZATION AND PROOFREADING English > Dutch Spanish > Dutch Italian > Dutch With an LL.B in Dutch Civil Law (The Netherlands), an LL.M. in European Law (England) and a Certificate in Fashion Design (Spain) and over 6 years of experience in the advisory and litigation practice and another 6 years in the textile industry, I have developed two main areas of expertise: legal and textile. My goal is always to provide high-quality. Having lived and worked in several countries I have the cultural knowledge needed to adapt your content to the target audience. I know when to be literal and when to convey the tone of the author. Depending on the complexity of the text I can deliver a 2000-2500 word job in 24 hours. RESEARCH AND CONTENT WRITING Since a year I combine my activity as a translator with website content writing. So far I have worked on three projects (tourism and wine), providing all written content, including slogans, legal documents etc. as well as making all necessary arrangements for programming. ADMIN SUPPORT With over ten years of experience organizing people and projects I have developed good organizational skills. I can help you streamlining your business and personal tasks so you can forget about the details and stay organized and productive. I’m a hard worker with an eye for detail and I’m committed to deliver before deadlines. I look forward to working with you!

    $20.00 /hr
    263 hours
    5.00
  7. Branko Cvokic

    Branko Cvokic

    Computer skills, Translation, Ubuntu linux, data entry

    Serbia - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I have more than 15 years experience translating from English to Serbian. I have translated books, articles and an apps for Android and software in general. I have more than 20 years of experience in computers in general and more than 6 years experience in LINUX software. I am an Android user for more than 7 years. My English is fluent. As a person who work with clients every day, for many years, I will try, responsibly, to work in the best interest for the client.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Kimberly S.

    Kimberly S.

    Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

    United States - Tests: 2

    Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

    $33.33 /hr
    847 hours
    4.99
  9. 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
    5.00
  10. Kelli Hansen

    Kelli Hansen Agency Contractor

    RN w/experience- Freelance healthcare,nursing writing, web research

    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

    $60.00 /hr
    9 hours
    4.96