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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

Rachel Meldrum

Rachel Meldrum

Legal and Academic Proofreading Specialist

United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a 26 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

95% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
90 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

Karina Khusainova

Karina Khusainova

Translator / Lawyer

Ukraine - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a young lawyer. I have experience in translating documents from English, German into Russian, Ukrainian and vice versa, from Bulgarian into Russian, Ukrainian, English. One of the main values I use in my life and work is Striving for Excellence.

$6.00 /hr
3 hours

Bernadette Teodoro

Bernadette Teodoro

Legal Consultant/Researcher/Web Content Analyst/Legal Secretary

Philippines - 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.

97% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
4,422 hours

Rinku T.

Rinku T.

U.S. Real Estate Title Search,US Mortgage Banking, Virtual Assistant,

India - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I am familiar with Real estate Job and also executed numerous no. of Internet Research Job. Real Estate Title Companies / Attorney: Inputting new orders into the Title software, obtaining updated tax information. Real Estate Title Examiners: examination of public records(county recorder) to determine and confirm a property legal ownership, determine outstanding mortgages, liens, judgements, property restrictions and easements, inputting all findings into a title report. Title Search Services: Performing various services under this category. Services like Current Owner Searches ,Title Searches for Assignment or Release preparation, Full Title History Report, Delinquent Tax Searches, Foreclosure Searches, etc.

100% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
2,843 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
321 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
3,258 hours

Elaine K.

Elaine K.

Let my experience in legal writing and research work for you.

United States - Tests: 7

I have the experience and the professionalism to accomplish any assignment I accept. I am a Certified Paralegal with willingness and ability to do exhaustive research, resulting in a quality document or policy production. I am a fast learner and willing to take direction or work independently. I am intelligent and intuitive I have a Bachelor's In Political Science, emphasis Pre Law and a Masters degree in Secondary Education, which allowed me to teach social studies, which covered a variety of subjects and interests, one of which was editing a community newspaper my graphic design class produced every week.

74% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
2,008 hours