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Shannon A.

Shannon A.

Certified Paralegal and Virtual Assistant

United States - Tests: 2

I am an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal with a Bachelor's in Paralegal Studies from the University of Toledo. In addition to my educational background, I have over five years of experience in a law firm setting. I have primarily worked in areas of workers' compensation, for both claimants and employers, personal injury, as well as commercial evictions in Ohio and Michigan. I type an estimated 80 wpm. I am proficient in all areas of Microsoft Office. I am capable of performing legal research, briefing cases, summarizing depositions, transcribing dictation, and many other tasks. I also have experience in creating interactive Power Point and Prezi presentations for educational seminars. Co-workers and supervisors would describe me as punctual, trustworthy, and hardworking. I am a go-getter and see things through. DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney. I am not licensed to practice law or authorized to provide legal advice. If you are in need of legal representation, you should seek assistance with your local state bar association. .

88% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
9 hours

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

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

Freelance Writer and Consultant in Business English

Canada - 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 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

Naveed Ansari

Naveed Ansari Agency Contractor

Content Developer

Pakistan - Tests: 2

I am a Chemical Engineer (specialized in Polymers and Petrochemicals) by profession having two years of experience in developing quality academic content. Also, I had worked as executive content developer for three months. Currently, I am working as a writer at and Custompapers, too.

Associated with: Kiurebro

89% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Lakeisha E.

Lakeisha E.

eBook Writer, Blogger and Editor with a Sarcastic Sense of Humor

United Kingdom - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

If you're looking for mediocre quality, I am NOT your person. I enjoy working with minimal supervision, and strive to do my best with the job that I take on. I am well aware of my responsibilities towards my clients; making me a suitable candidate for possible vacancies. Why me? I've always given my best, the feedback on my profile will vouch for my professionalism. I look forward to working with you on your projects! My Website:

85% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
299 hours

Mary junriza C.

Mary junriza C.

Expert Content Writer with SMM and SEO Experience

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 17

With Bachelor of Mass Communication Degree - a writer at heart and a junior Juris Doctor student. I am experienced in content/blog/SEO writing and Social Media Management (SMM) with skills in word press, PSE11 for infograhics and other digital arts like Scrapbooking. Here's a summary of what I can do for you. CONTENT CREATION Write content on different topics ( travel, health, insurance, business, real estate, pets, social media etc) review products/apps, blog content writing via Wordpress and base on given keywords, create original short stories (for adults & kids), legal articles; write research paper or academic article; legal blog writing/legal (family law, criminal law, business law, corporate law, traffic law, and many more). EDITING and PROOFREADING This is for all types of texts such as website content, eBooks, novels, minutes, reports, research papers, emails etc. SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT (SMM) - Multi-manage different social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, GooglePlus); increase Likes and Fans, Drive traffic, floods, and many more; Create Social Media Plan, Social Media Strategy, or Social Media Campaign with measurable results; Administer forums, communities, groups and increase engagement; Facilitate daily updates, posts, replies and boost interaction SEO Keyword search via Google Adwords and other keyword tools and SEO Pressor. I understand that every work has different standards but I am wiling to meet such and guarantee you good work.

96% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
6,229 hours

Vatsal Bhandari

Vatsal Bhandari

Legal & Financial Consultant/Article Writer/Proofreader

United Kingdom - Tests: 5

My core competency is in the field of Finance and Law. As a writer: I write creative, original and professional content on money, interest rates, inflation, exchange rates, trade, capital theory, economic philosophy, public policy, personal finance, bankruptcy, real estate and security investments, credit repair, banking, loans, insurance and legal contracts. As a proofreader: My legal education is invaluable to me when I am proofreading as it has given me the ability to dwell fine attention to detail so as to pinpoint accurately the mistakes in writing. My legal writing experience (I have written on Shadow Banking, BASEL III norms, MiFID, etc.) enables me to grasp a better picture of what the writer is trying to portray when I am proofreading that​, in turn, allows me to develop the writing flow quickly​. Past work experience: Undertaken accounting, research, operations, legal writing, forecasting, pricing, budgeting, income allocation, financial reporting and analysis for various clients on Upwork. Skype ID - vatsal4592

92% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
24 hours

Christine Haynes

Christine Haynes

Copywriter and Content Creator

United States - Tests: 6

Copywriter, editor, and social media marketer with a passion for content. I have always loved writing and have spent my entire life honing my skills. I know how to create engaging content for a number of genres, environments, and audiences, and can properly adjust my writing to fit the appropriate tone and style. I would describe my personal writing style as technical, yet approachable. I love taking complicated processes and products and explaining them in a way that is detailed and thorough, while still being easily understandable to the intended audience. My background includes: Web content creation Social media management Marketing copy Technical writing Web research and analysis Some of my skills include: Meeting tight deadlines Attention to detail Working collaboratively with a team Independent self-starter Communicating effectively - both written and verbal I am very easy to work with, a team player, and always looking for my next challenge.

$18.00 /hr
25 hours

Denise R.

Denise R.

Business Management, Paralegal, Virtual Assistant

United States - Tests: 1

I have years of experience in the fields of legal and business. I am a Certified Paralegal with a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies, Associates in Paralegal Studies and an anticipated MBA in Business Management. I have worked as a business paralegal for years licensing collection agencies and filing business documents. I have expertise in drafting filings for regulatory matters and legal matters. My skills include writing, business management, general virtual assistance, legal assistance, drafting pleading and legal documentation, legal research, etc. I have various administrative skills that will help me to excel even in positions outside of the legal realm. I have an excellent 10 key speed and I type 80 wpm. I would make an excellent candidate for a reasonable rate.

$16.67 /hr
30 hours