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  1. James S.

    James S.

    Legal Research and Writing, Appeals & Journalism

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I have over 28 years experience working as a consultant for attorneys. In that role, I have been responsible for legal research, case analysis, case management, pre-trial, all aspects of discovery, litigation (jury and bench trials), preparing state and federal trial court pleadings as well as briefs in state and federal appellate courts. I have experience in all areas of the law. I prefer civil law, however, I have extensive experience in criminal law. I taught legal research and writing for 3 years as part of a college level paralegal certification course. I have strong English skills and I am CELTA trained to teach English. My native language is English. I also speak Russian (ILR Level 2 +2), Spanish (ILR Level 1 +2), Ukrainian (ILR Level 1), Dutch (ILR Level 1), German (ILR Level 1), and French (ILR Level 1). I have over 35 years experience as a photographer and 10 years experience as a photojournalist.

    $55.56 /hr
    76 hours
    5.00
  2. Miriam Weiss

    Miriam Weiss

    Creator Language & Design

    Spain - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    Communicate your ideas, wrap them nicely, and connect with your audience. I help people communicate in English, Spanish and German, as well as through visuals. My working languages are English, Spanish and German. I translate and create content and design that will resonate with the target audience. After all your goal is to convert your visitors into clients. I enjoy being creative and coming up with new original ideas. I love design and in addition to creating web content I am always broadening my insights on marketing effective web design. I am happy to share my knowledge and help you improve your communication. Great content is useless if nobody reads it. I am a German native speaker and nearly native in English and Spanish, as well as fluent in French. As a language learning fan I speak a few other languages on a basic or intermediate level, but English, German and Spanish have been my working languages for many years. I have a degree in law and have worked as a corporate and M&A lawyer for 6 years. But following my passions I have spent a lot of my spare time studying psychology and graphic design. Today I combine the experience I have gathered in translation, multilingual communication, and negotiation as a lawyer with the marketing, writing and design skills, to create your content.

    $33.33 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00
  3. Pamela Haidenger-Bains, J.D., Q.C.

    Pamela Haidenger-Bains, J.D., Q.C.

    Freelance Writer and Consultant in Business English

    Canada - Last active: 09/01/2014 - Tests: 1

    I provide freelance writing services, as well as training and support in Business English for executives and professionals. I have extensive writing experience from my background as a business lawyer. I understand business and management concerns from the work I did as a Vice-President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs of a biotechnology company. I designed and maintain my own Wordpress website at www.down2englishbusiness.com. I have taken training for teaching English as an additional language, which gives me valuable skills in understanding how we communicate. You can also contact me to discuss other business services that I can provide as a result of my background and training.

    $66.67 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  4. Karla Lant

    Karla Lant

    Writer, Editor, Professor

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 8

    I am a freelance writer and adjunct professor; I was a trial attorney until 2010. I have a BA and an MA in social sciences and each course of study was writing intensive. I have a JD from Columbia Law School. I have an LLM in biotechnology and genomics (thesis outstanding). My academic training and current teaching roles have given me expertise in AP, MLA, Chicago, APA, and other style guides. I have written a weekly column in a local online magazine, I write and manage several large business blogs, and I have managed and produced social media for several organizations. I have demonstrated editorial judgement and a superior command of the English language. I have years of teaching experience with adults and children. I have experience providing voice talent, especially for technical businesses (please see sample below). Finally, I have years of experience with training and course development. I am based in Phoenix, Arizona. PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Online portfolio: https://karlalant.contently.com Sample Press Releases: Live Casino Partners: http://www.pr.com/press-release/467632 Victoria Milan: (All English language press releases by Karla Lant) http://www.victoriamilan.com/press/ Sample Web Copy: Visualized Arts: http://visualizedarts.com/ Au Lac Gallery: http://aulacgallery.com.au/about/ Academic reference projects: Multicultural America, eds. Cortes, Carlos Eliseo and Golson, J. Geoffrey, 2014, multiple sections. Golson Media project: Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. Golson, 2014, multiple Industry Profile sections. Graphic World projects: Marketing Handbook (article on Social Media) and Business Law Handbook (article on Global Business Law), 2014. Lifestyle/Humor: Victoria Milan US: http://www.victoriamilan.us/blog/ Smiles for All: http://www.smilesforall.com/author/karla-lant/ http://www.smilesforall.com/three-surprising-things-wont-kill-laptop/ Professional Publications: “Are You Competent to Argue Juvenile Competency?” For The Defense, Vol. 15, Issue 01, Page 1, 2006. Lant, Karla. SEO Dos, Don'ts, and Must Haves. 11-04-2013. http://www.amazon.com/SEO-Donts-Must- Haves-Karla-Lant-ebook/dp/B00GJWJ3EW Book Reviews, Academic Work: “Review: ‘Recommendations for revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki,’” [International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, “Commentaries” section, Fall 2007.] “Book Review: 25 Months” [American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, issue on clinical biomedical ethics]. “Book Review: The Socialist Feminist Project,” Association for Feminist Anthropology, 2004. http://www.aaanet.org/sections/afa/?book-review=the-socialist-feminist-project-a-contemporary-reader-in-theory- and-politics “Book Review: Death Is That Man Taking Names,” POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Spring 2004. “Breeder at Law,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Spring 2002. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/coljgl11&div=9&id=&page= Zombie Nation: Racism, AIDS, Haiti and Horror, University of Alabama, 1998. Books: Lant, Karla. The Candida Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Paleo Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla (co-author). Candida Diet and Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Editing projects: Please request samples http://www.nacdl.org/Champion.aspx?id=1659 Musical Theater: http://www.intransitthemusical.com/#!meet-the-writers/vstc2=karla-lant

    $55.56 /hr
    264 hours
    4.95
  5. Michelle J.

    Michelle J.

    Freelance Writer/Extreme Researcher

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 1

    I am a freelance writer and contract Private Investigator with extreme research skills. My work as a Private Investigator has been a great benefit to my writing. I am able to think outside the box and see the whole picture. As well, Private Investigators are required to think on their feet. You have to create stories (pretext) every day, all day. With this in mind, I can create content on any and all subjects from interviews, or individual research. I am not limited to writing on specific topics. I can write on any topic assigned.

    $35.00 /hr
    49 hours
    5.00
  6. Serena M.

    Serena M.

    Social media marketer, copywriter, designer, startup person

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10

    Hi! I'm Serena. I am: A startup founder; A social media marketer with +3 years experience; A designer and copywriter who likes a bold message; An Italian native speaker, proficient in English and with experience in translation; Ah, and an ex lawyer and a cum laude graduate. My portfolio https://www.pinterest.com/squarelaw/portfolio/ I can help you if you need content curation and copywriting; web design and print design; translating EN->IT; a social media strategy; some legal knowledge; or all of the above. If you are a startup I guess you need all of the above! Great attention to details, strong work ethic, ability to deliver by the deadline. Only one thing: never ask me to work outside of ODesk. So, how can I help?

    $21.90 /hr
    26 hours
    4.96
  7. Kate Elphinstone

    Kate Elphinstone

    Writer, Editor and Proofreader.

    Australia - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    Hello! My name is Kate. I am an Australian writer who plans to see the world. I am offering my skills and expertise to help you with the writing you need. I am an experienced writer, editor and proofreader with a proven track record of work. I am honest and authentic and I give 100% to all my endeavours. Can we work together? -I am disciplined and self motivated. I enjoy working flexible hours on different projects. -I enjoy working with clients from all over the world. -I believe in building long-term relationships with clients. Experience: -I have a 100% success rate with my previous work on oDesk. -I worked as Deputy Editor for the print publication Togatus. -As a native speaker of English, I can produce polished and accurate writing when needed. -I have 6 years of training as a legal researcher. -I have 6 years of experience writing for academic purposes. My specialties include: • Articles • Website Content • Wordpress creation • Voice work • Proof reading • Editing • Transcribing • Interviews • Advertising • Press releases • Marketing materials • Search engine optimisation (SEO) • Social media • Ghost writing • Guides • Reviews Education: - I studied at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. - I have a Bachelor of Arts and Law (BA-LLB) from the University of Tasmania. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Law, Food, Travel, Lifestyle, Fashion, Film, Comedy and the Arts. You can find me on twitter: @kelphinstone. My portfolio is available at www.kateelphinstone.wordpress.com I have a fast internet connection and can be reached on Skype: Live:kate.elphinstone_1 Thank you for considering me as a candidate to work with you. I look forward to meeting you.

    $39.00 /hr
    37 hours
    4.92
  8. Enrique F.

    Enrique F.

    Experienced Business Planner and Translator

    Venezuela - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    Fluent in English and Spanish, both of which I have excellent writing skills in. I specialize in Financial and Technology projects. Diligent and Driven. I have a successful business in Financial Consultation, and have around 20 to 30 hours a week where I can dedicate myself to new venues. I have a personal office, with plenty of resources to put to use, including support personnel for research. I specialize in business in emerging markets, mainly in Latin America. Through my career, I have worked in many fields, including Mass Media, Tourism, Construction, Industrial (Oil) Development, Entertainment and Fashion, among others. My client's projects become my passion, and more often than not I find myself involved in the whole process, from conceptualization to break-even and beyond. Having a Master's Degree in System's Engineering makes the scope of my expertise an ever-evolving spectrum, since I have to learn every aspect of my client's business needs and processes.

    $14.00 /hr
    46 hours
    5.00
  9. Adrian Caliman

    Adrian Caliman

    Finance Project Manager | IT UAT Tester | Freelancer

    Romania - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a Financial Analyst with more than 6 years experience within finance, beginner in recruitment and training with Master in Human Resources. Involved in team members evaluation, training and development plan. I have a hobby for software and hardware testing and always ready to work with projects. I am familiar with both Oracle and SAP technologies.

    $7.00 /hr
    218 hours
    5.00
  10. Chad R.

    Chad R. Agency Contractor

    Writer, Editor, Paralegal, Ebook Expert, Typesetter

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of high profile immigration cases, and I've provided input on cases that had positive outcomes in the United States Supreme Court. My writing experience includes drafting all manner of legal pleadings: complaints, appeal briefs, agreements, and various other routine legal documents. Briefs I’ve written have led to successful outcomes before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and various US Courts of Appeal. I’ve celebrated with quite a few clients upon their release from immigration detention centers across the country. That’s my favorite part of my day-job. The pure joy my clients express after time in confinement makes the hot coals I have to walk over to carry water for them more than worth it. EDITING I am the editor-in-chief in my office. Nothing goes out without my approval. Long ago, my colleagues noted that they were more successful when I edit and proofread their copy. Paragraphs flowed more freely, sentences and ideas were more concise, and thus they benefited from greater clarity. I am also an efficient proofreader. I'll catch it! You may not appreciate my bluntness, but you'll certainly appreciate that your error didn't juke you and escape into the wild--leaving you to deal with the resulting misunderstanding. I have multiple 5 star reviews for proofreading and editing from particularly demanding clients. WRITING Last year a client’s sister asked me to help her write a research paper. Although writing is technically what I do for a living, it doesn’t feel like that at all at my day job. This more creative writing re-sparked my passion for writing, and I’ve since ghostwritten a number of academic and creative writing pieces. I’m looking to continue developing as a writer. Structured or free-form, whether you desire something extemporaneous or persuasive, I am sure I am conversant and capable. I'm also fluent in most citation styles and formats. I have a little blue book for ones that escape me. DESKTOP PUBLISHING Finally, I am an eBook formatting expert. I'll optimize your content for flawless presentation to all the major vendors, as well as assist you publish on their bookstores. This includes: Apple Store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace, Google Books, Kobo, Smashwords. I'll provide you with the respective format for each store and I'll ensure your e-book is optimally formatted for Kindle, epub for Android, Apple's i-Ecosystem, Nooks, Sony/Kobo devices and other e-readers. I convert and optimize for any format: PDF; AZW; MOBI; EPUB2; EPUB3. I have a catalog of over 5000 books, and I estimate I have about 2000 hours formatting, polishing, and filing my collection. Buying an ebook on Amazon doesn’t mean the ebook will be free from formatting errors. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to edit an ebook that refers to Jack Reacher as Jack Readier, and tells me how he ejected the "elip" from his "Clock .40". I keep abreast of the latest developments in ebook formatting. Like I said, I’m an enthusiast and I want the best for my catalog. I have the enthusiast’s obsession for perfecting and polishing in addition to the professional’s dedication to seeing the project successfully completed. Your project will benefit from my continuing obsession. I follow modern design trends, concepts, and best practices. I EVEN DO THE NEW POPUP FOOTNOTES. Word to the wise I have no truck with fixed layout, and you shouldn’t either. If you’re looking for a fixed layout epub in most (not all, but most) cases you are much, much better off going with a PDF. It is next to impossible to control what your readers will do with your EPUB once they’ve installed it on their device. The proliferation of readers, and devices makes it impossible to control the book once it’s out in the wild, and any negative association—even if completely the reader’s fault—will reflect negatively on you the author. Unless you have a niche scientific audience, (or you have a burning desire to deal with negative comments on your website and the resultant loss of sales) you will be much, much, much better off formatting your EPUB to account for all the charts and eschewing fixed format EPUBs altogether. No less an authority than the International Digital Publishing Forum backs me up on this. I now offer unique, expertly designed ebook covers. I hired an assistant who specializes in that sort of thing. Writing Nights. Facimus quod oportet fieri. We don't fail, we don't miss. You request. We deliver. Crusading against failure, plagiarism, missed deadlines . . .chasing the light I divide my time between Texas, and a tropical island in the Caribbean. I’m not a big fan of winter.

    Associated with: Writing Nights

    $25.00 /hr
    204 hours
    4.97