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  1. Jessica B.

    Jessica B.

    Report writer, office manager, & legal research.

    United States - Portfolio: 3

    Strong background in writing media reports, press releases, team management, office/client promotions through advertisement, legal research, and legal translation. Dedicated and self-driven. Many years in online sales, reading and simplifying law, writing press releases, public relations, and office management. Educational back ground: BS in Criminal Justice Administration with a Minor in psychology Two year school for legal assistant (graduate with honors) Medical transcription school. A full resume is available upon request.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 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. Sarah Coots

    Sarah Coots Agency Contractor

    Rockstar Virtual Assistant & Founder, Distance Assistants

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    Before joining the at-home work force, I worked as a legal assistant in a management position for a busy law firm. I enjoy fast-paced, challenging work, and I pride myself on my professionalism. I have experience in handling every facet of business operations from simple data entry and calendaring to client meetings and drafting professional letters and contracts; and from debt collection and human resources to property management. I have some limited experience with HUD preparation, as the firm I worked for specialized in real estate transactions. Additionally, I am proficient with Quickbooks, Excel, Word, Practicemaster, and Tabs; and I have experience with Citrix.

    Associated with: Distance Assistants

    $35.00 /hr
    394 hours
    5.00
  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. 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.

    $17.00 /hr
    2,113 hours
    4.86
  6. 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
    203 hours
    5.00
  7. 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.

    $19.00 /hr
    1,860 hours
    5.00
  8. Vladimir Vidanovic

    Vladimir Vidanovic

    Experienced Web Resercher, Data Collector and Date Entery Clerk

    Serbia - Tests: 2

    I am ambitious, hard working and disciplined. I am skilled in MS Office, Writing and Translating German (Basic), English (Conversational), Serbian (Native). I have experience with Writing articles in English and Serbian in my private time but have also worked for clients who required my skills and they were pleased with my work. From me, you can expect quickness, efficiency and dedication to the project done professionally. Thank you for your time and i look forward to working with you.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  9. Mary T.

    Mary T.

    Expert Writer-Editor-Proofreader / Financial Services SME

    United States - Tests: 5

    A proven Native English professional looking for an opportunity to assist you by using the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed over a successful 30-year career . I previously performed in highly-visible management and subject matter expert (SME) positions that required research, writing, proofreading, fact checking, and editing technical and non-technical material. I have extensive experience working effectively in a remote environment. I have technical expertise in the bank/financial services industry and a deep and broad understanding of private business, government, and quasi-government activities. Some examples of past responsibilities are: * Authored a monthly column for national trade magazine. * Served as Managing Editor of a bi-monthly corporate newsletter distributed to thousands of clients, industry partners, trade organizations, and federal and state regulators. * Served as singular SME, course development consultant, and newsletter copywriter for a client providing training modules to banks, credit unions, and other financial services companies. This position required distilling convoluted, complex regulatory announcements and publications to straightforward, understandable messages. Applied APA writing standards. * Created and edited written communications to ensure consistency of style, accuracy of content and overall editorial quality. Applied the highest standards of spelling and punctuation and made effective and concise suggestions to improve deliverables. Managed and exceeded expectations for timing and quality of deliverables. Types of written documents included, but were not limited to:  Training modules; Internet websites;  Regulatory summaries;  Federal Reports of Examination (ROE);  Customer service scripts and advertising;  Policies and technical procedures;  Briefs, summaries, and reports to executive management;  Executive presentations; and,  Engagement proposals and contracts.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
    4.82