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  1. Jason Ramsey

    Jason Ramsey Agency Contractor

    Expert Researcher

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 5

    I am a freelance researcher, database builder, GIS programmer and customer service agent located in the United States. I have extensive experience in web research, GIS mapping, database building, lead generation and customer service. I have worked for several online companies including but not limited to ChaCha, and Interlaced Systems, Inc. where my work is completed in a timely manner and is checked for quality and accuracy daily. I have also wrote several articles for Text-broker which is an article writing service dedicated to give the customers written content based on their specifications. I enjoy researching and answering live queries as well as writing reviews and working with Google Maps. I am ready to start working and will meet any deadline with no problems.

    Associated with: Ramsey Researching Data Solutions

    $14.00 /hr
    64 hours
    4.75
  2. Nick P

    Nick P

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 11 days ago - 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.

    $44.44 /hr
    931 hours
    4.98
  3. Rachel Meldrum

    Rachel Meldrum

    Experienced Proofreader, Legal Writer, English Teacher

    United Kingdom - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a 25 year old Scottish law graduate. My legal education is invaluable to me when I am proofreading as it has given me the fine attention to detail skills required to accurately pinpoint mistakes in writing. My writing experience enables me to grasp a better picture of what the writer is trying to portray when I am proofreading which in turn allows me to easily make the writing flow. I have wide-ranging proofreading experience, across a variety of topics and formats. I have also successfully completed several legal writing and website content projects. I have a TEFL course (120 hours) from Chiang Mai University. I have experience teaching both children and adults. I also have online teaching experience, both through a company and private students. I am passionate about teaching English and find it immensely rewarding. Teaching Experience: Sunshine Kindergarten May 2015-Present K1 Teacher Dara Academy September 2014-Match 2015 Grade 1 English Teacher DMA 1on1 July 2014-October 2014 Online English Teacher CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE INSTITUTE 2013-MAY 2014 ESL Teacher Courses Taught: -English for Lawyers - English course for first year LLB students. -Academic English- 4 skills English course for Masters students aiming to study abroad. -TOEIC - Teaching Chinese University students in Thailand on a one year exchange for a business English exam. -Conversation – All levels (High School and University Students) -Cambridge FCE Examination

    $16.67 /hr
    81 hours
    5.00
  4. Kelley A.

    Kelley A.

    Paralegal - 11 Years of Clerical, Research, Data Entry & Microsoft Exp

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the past eleven years I have worked in the legal field and in an office setting. I completed my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2006 where I was on the Honor Roll and Dean's List. Throughout college I worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Education and interned at various law firms. Throughout my experience in law offices and with the Court, I have become proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications, Customer Service & Customer Relations, research, data entry, email handling, accounts receivable and accounts payable, preparing legal documents and correspondence, reviewing and formatting legal documents and I type 75 correct words per minute. Currently, I am looking for part time work that I can do on the weekends and/or in the evening. I am confident in my ability to effectively communicate and successfully complete tasks a Freelancer with little to no instruction and with a very fast turn around time. Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration.

    $11.50 /hr
    169 hours
    5.00
  5. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - Last active: 2 days ago - 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
    1,313 hours
    5.00
  6. Kimberly S.

    Kimberly S.

    Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - 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
  7. Donna Y.

    Donna Y.

    Admin/Virtual/Personal Assistant, Data Entry, PowerPoint, Blogger, SEO

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 22

    I am a seasoned contractor on Odesk who has had a good track record. I'm a personal assistant but I also do data entry, web research, and PowerPoint presentations. Previously worked as a Personal Assistant for a California-based law firm wherein I was able to hone my skills by performing multiple tasks, my goal is to deliver what the client wants. Ad when it comes to quality of work, I'm one of the best.

    $8.89 /hr
    5,110 hours
    4.99
  8. Jun R.

    Jun R.

    top 5% oDesk contractor award for 2013, expert researcher, paralegal,

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Delivering finished projects with excellent quality, always on time and at a very reasonable rate. With extensive work experience in insurance casualty adjustment, administration, experienced paralegal, property & project management, procurement & materials management, recruitment & personnel administration, liaison & coordination, data encoding, proofreading, accounting, very good negotiation and excellent research skills. Prospective clients will find that my skills compliment each other. I can also assist clients/investors who want to locate and open their business here in the Philippines by processing their business registration with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Board of Investments (BOI), local government units (LGUs) and other government entities such as the Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth, Pag IBIG Fund, etc. Can assist in the registration of trademark or patent applications with the Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPO), and process passport applications with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), can draft and prepare legal contracts and documents, and a host of other services for investors wanting to promote their business in the Philippines.

    $11.11 /hr
    7,120 hours
    4.80
  9. Bernadette Teodoro

    Bernadette Teodoro

    Legal Consultant/Researcher/Web Content Analyst/Legal Secretary

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 7

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management at Bulacan State University. I had experienced working as a legal secretary on De La Rama Law Firm in Quezon City, Philippines. I have a very strong interest in pursuing a legal career. I am diligent, hard-working, career- centered and God- fearing. It is my goal to combine my ability to be compassionate, enthusiastic, intelligent and efficient and I will make a positive contribution to the company that I would work for. Upon request, I am willing to send my resume for future reference.

    $3.33 /hr
    4,080 hours
    4.93
  10. Kristine Kyle Ramirez

    Kristine Kyle Ramirez

    Email Consultant at Sutherland Global Services

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - 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: tinramirez05@gmail.com 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
    5.00