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  1. Mary T.

    Mary T.

    Expert Writer-Editor-Proofreader / Financial Services SME

    United States - Tests: 5

    A proven Native English professional looking for an opportunity to assist you by using the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed over a successful 30-year career . I previously performed in highly-visible management and subject matter expert (SME) positions that required research, writing, proofreading, fact checking, and editing technical and non-technical material. I have extensive experience working effectively in a remote environment. I have technical expertise in the bank/financial services industry and a deep and broad understanding of private business, government, and quasi-government activities. Some examples of past responsibilities are: * Authored a monthly column for national trade magazine. * Served as Managing Editor of a bi-monthly corporate newsletter distributed to thousands of clients, industry partners, trade organizations, and federal and state regulators. * Served as singular SME, course development consultant, and newsletter copywriter for a client providing training modules to banks, credit unions, and other financial services companies. This position required distilling convoluted, complex regulatory announcements and publications to straightforward, understandable messages. Applied APA writing standards. * Created and edited written communications to ensure consistency of style, accuracy of content and overall editorial quality. Applied the highest standards of spelling and punctuation and made effective and concise suggestions to improve deliverables. Managed and exceeded expectations for timing and quality of deliverables. Types of written documents included, but were not limited to:  Training modules; Internet websites;  Regulatory summaries;  Federal Reports of Examination (ROE);  Customer service scripts and advertising;  Policies and technical procedures;  Briefs, summaries, and reports to executive management;  Executive presentations; and,  Engagement proposals and contracts.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
    4.82
  2. Adrian Caliman

    Adrian Caliman

    Finance Project Manager | IT UAT Tester | Freelancer

    Romania - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    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
    244 hours
    5.00
  3. Benjamin Arem

    Benjamin Arem

    Attorney / Legal Work / Writer & Proofreader

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    * * Licensed Maryland Attorney * * www.AremLaw.com AremLaw.wordpress.com Experience and professional focus: - Contracts - Business and Commercial Law - Property Torts - Land Use and Zoning Law - Civil Litigation - Municipal Law Available for: - legal and/or legislative research; - article/blog writing on legal developments; - drafting, reviewing, negotiating contracts; - researching and writing memos, pleadings, and other documents; - consultation on civil, business, municipal, property, and land use matters. *** PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME FOR WORK OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND ***

    $33.33 /hr
    25 hours
    5.00
  4. Enrique F.

    Enrique F.

    Experienced Business Planner and Translator

    Venezuela - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 12

    Fully Multilingual (English, Spanish and French), with excellent writing skills. I specialize in Legal, Financial and Technology projects. Diligent and Driven. Degrees in System's Engineering and Law. I have a successful business in Financial and Legal 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.

    $14.00 /hr
    111 hours
    4.83
  5. Michelle J.

    Michelle J.

    Freelance Writer/Extreme Researcher

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    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. Shannon Abbey

    Shannon Abbey

    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. .

    $20.00 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00
  7. Chad R.

    Chad R. Agency Contractor

    Writer, Editor, Paralegal, Ebook Expert, Typesetter

    United States - 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
    392 hours
    4.97
  8. Amira Allawy

    Amira Allawy Agency Contractor

    Senior freelance Legal Translator & Consultant.

    Egypt - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 16

    ***Top Rated, Highly Recommended by UpWork*** Good accurate translator with excellent communication skills. I translate either from/into ( English & Arabic), Legal Translation (contracts, agreements, Power of Attorney, tenancy, compensation, medical reports, Educational records, bank statements.....etc.). Various certificates (birth, death, marriage, divorce,.....etc.). - Medical reports, Web site Content, Apps. - General English (Various Documents). - Transcription with good accurate skills. - Web researcher in both languages (English&Arabic). - Legal writing of various contracts and agreements. Legal consulting & Advising. - Very careful to provide high-quality service. If you are looking for: • Someone who is keen on building her mind with the proper education and experience. • Someone who is familiar with creativity, innovation and talent. • Someone can work smoothly in a team and still retain her capability to work independently. • Someone who regards "work", "enjoyment" and "Devotion" as Synonyms. So, you have landed on the RIGHT place. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Warning to freelancers on UpWork: This overview is mine. I created on my own about myself. Kindly create your own overview and do not copy mine and paste it on your profile. Talk about yourself in you own way, about what you can do, because honesty is your best chance to get to the fullest. Happy working.

    Associated with: Pyramiza

    $27.78 /hr
    997 hours
    4.98
  9. 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 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