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  1. 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
    338 hours
    4.97
  2. Konrad Stephen Ibabao

    Konrad Stephen Ibabao

    Experienced Technical Support in Linksys and AT&T Uverse Services

    Philippines - Last active: 4 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a Registered Nurse based in the Philippines. I have been working as a nurse for almost two years and within that time I have become proficient in the health care setting. I also worked as a Tech support representative in a Call Center. My skills consist of, PC troubleshooting, Data Entry, Techinical Support for Linksys and AT&T, Networking Routers, and Internet based problems.

    $5.00 /hr
    1,009 hours
    0.00
  3. Josh P.

    Josh P.

    Perfectionist| Writer| Voice Actor| Singer| Researcher| Consultant

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2013 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    Over the last 12 years, I have developed a varied skill set, which is applicable to a wide variety of competencies that I have had the pleasure of performing in both formal and informal settings. From leadership in small business to creative entrepreneurial endeavors to start-up consultation and more, I often find myself exploring new horizons, which keeps my brain active and engaged. My core competency is in creative writing, speaking and singing. I also have experience in the following areas: brainstorming, designing, testing, implementation and troubleshooting. I could also bore you with a long list of other skills that might seemingly have nothing to do with each other; however, I feel it would be more effective to say that these skills have contributed to my ability to flex into whatever prospect I am currently exploring. I strive to serve others instead of serving myself. Joshua Pattillo – Your happiness is my success!™

    $37.78 /hr
    1 hours
    0.00
  4. Md abdul H.

    Md abdul H. Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Operator; Web Researcher and Logo designer

    Bangladesh - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 6

    WITHOUT YOUR SATISFACTION,MONEY REFUND GUARANTEED .......................................... Md.Abdul Hafiz. I am hard working, honest, accurate,enthusiastic and fast.I firmly believe that a chair makes a man perfect. I want to build my career in oDesk by my Hard working. I always work with great care and full of concentration. I am able to work 40 hours weekly. I believe in hard working. My aim is to client satisfaction that means to fulfill client wants and needs.

    Associated with: hannamoni enterprise

    $3.33 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  5. Seth Combs

    Seth Combs

    Image Manipulation Editor & Voice Impressionist - PLUS A LAW DEGREE

    United States - Last active: 05/26/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have 2 degrees from Eastern Kentucky University -- a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a M.S. in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. I just finished (May 2014) my Juris Doctor at Florida Coastal School of Law. ATTENTION: I AM **NOT** (yet) LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW My strong points (at least ones relevant to this venue) are creative and academic writing, research, photo manipulation/editing, and voiceover talent. I can provide prior samples of the first two, but not the latter.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  6. Martina Federica Manfredi

    Martina Federica Manfredi

    Composer, Music Producer, Arranger, Pianist

    Italy - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    Thank you for visiting my page! I am an Italian Composer/Producer/Arranger/Songwriter/Pianist based in Milan. I have a piano performance degree from the Conservatory of Milan and am studying contemporary composition at graduate level; I have also studied at the Centro Europeo Toscolano, an important institution for songwriters, with the Italian renowned lyricist Mogol. I have worked with composer Roberto Cacciapaglia on transcriptions and scoring for the movie "11 Settembre 1683". I additionally possess extensive experience with professional applications such as Logic Pro and Finale and extensive live experience. I tackle every project with passion and enthusiasm, bringing emotion to the narrative and visual elements of your project while never missing a deadline - remember that the right music can make a huge difference! I also have a law degree from the university of Milan-Bicocca, and I specialize in international law, employment law and translation (not only legal) from Italian to English. SERVICES OFFERED - Arrange and create track for your single/album, both in Italian or English - Score, arrange and record music for film/TV/advertisement - SFX for film/TV/advertisement - Audio editing/mixing - Sonic Branding (Sound Branding) - Music Transciptions - Music Notation - Voice over in Italian and English I have access to both a full professional recording studio and a home setup running LogicPro. I use a variety of software plugins such as Melodyne and use Kontact Native Instruments for best results. I can provide your audio files in whatever format you need (WAV, MP3, AIFF, etc.). I am organised, efficient and can work quickly on strict deadlines. I also offer: - English-Italian translations - Italian-English transitions - Legal translations - Academic legal writing I offer quick turnaround for ALL of my projects, musical or translation. I hope to work with you soon!

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Nelson B.

    Nelson B.

    Researcher; Legal Writer; Legal Researcher; Math Lessons Editor

    Philippines - Last active: 11/17/2013 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    I am at present a full-time Bachelor of Laws student who is trying to share my skills and experience through working on online jobs. One of my interests is writing and my writing experience dates back when I was in high school. I used to be a news writer in the school paper publication in high school, feature writer in the school paper publication in college and has been an article writer here in odesk.com. I am also an expert in article writing, academic and research writing and technical writing. Teaching is also one of the best skills that I’ve got. After successfully passing the Licensure Examination for teachers, I worked in a local university as an ESL (English as a Second Language) Instructor and at the same time a Mathematics Review Teacher. I also took some units in Master of Science in Mathematics. Legal research is also another field where I am good at. I have been a legal researcher and assistant for two years now and such experience brought me lots of inputs which make me an excellent legal researcher. My responsibilities include drafting legal opinions and legal memorandum, drafting contracts, drafting motions and other pleadings, case law research, and other legal related tasks. To sum it up, my objective is to search for employment opportunities in the following fields: 1. Article, academic, research and technical writing 2. Online teaching, Mathematics teacher, English Teacher 3. Legal research and legal assistant, personal assistant and/or virtual assistant. Once I'll be hired by a client, one thing is sure with me - GUARANTEED EXCELLENT SERVICE.

    $6.11 /hr
    73 hours
    4.87
  8. Felipe Lara

    Felipe Lara

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 08/05/2014 - Tests: 1

    I strive to do my best in everything I do. I bring great experience and knowledge into my work, resulting in high quality work. With military background and experience in many areas of writing I will not only accomplish any task and job expeditiously it will be high quality and done the way it should and is requested. As your employee I would maintain constant communication with periodic updates on the project. My work is a reflection of my passion, character, and dedication.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00