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  1. James Korth

    James Korth

    Patent Application Writer, Patent Technical Advisor and business write

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Draft patent applications, claims and drawings for inventions involving data processing, call center technology and methods, mobile communications, software, and aviation. Draft responses to Office Action rejections and other communications received from US Patent Office Please see US patents 8346575 and 8478234 on USPTO.gov or freepatentsonline.com for examples of patent documents written.

    $30.00 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00
  2. CA Lawyer Online - Dave Johnston

    CA Lawyer Online - Dave Johnston

    CA Lawyer Online

    United States - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 1

    Get legal answers you can understand; without confusing legal jargon. Know and Protect your rights BEFORE you find yourself in court, with answers when you need them! When it comes to legal services, can you afford to make a wrong decision? Fixing problems later almost always costs more than avoiding them in the first place. Ensure that you get both solid legal and business advice in all types of matters. Let my experience put you in control of your legal challenges so you can concentrate on other aspects of your life. If I can't handle your legal problem, I will help you find someone who can. Unfortunately, Law and justice are not always the same! Running my own consulting company provided me with valuable experience negotiating, problem solving and working through confrontational issues. My accomplishments, business experiences, education and interests are my means to providing you the services you seek. Let me put my tenacious attitude and strategic mindset to work for you! Whether you are unsure if you need a lawyer, face your first legal situation, need help to handle existing problems, or want a second opinion, please contact me. If you need help in any of the following areas, I can assist you: • General Legal Services • Custom Contracts & Reusable Templates • e-Business Policies • Legal Compliance Audits • Negotiation Support • ADA, HIPAA & Federal Law Compliance • Debtor-Creditor • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act • Fair Credit Reporting Act • Judgment, Liens, Garnishment • Housing Problems • Consumer Cases • Business Plans • Corp, Partnership, LLC, LLP • Non-Profit - 501(c)(3) • Director, Officer Indemnification • Shareholder Agreements • Homeowner Association Disputes • Criminal Law • Small Claims • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning In addition, employers or clients saved over $53 million during a 15-year period using my expertise in Information Systems Consulting and Management Consulting. Copyright 2013 CA Lawyer Online NOTICE and DISCLOSURE: The information in or provided through this website is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Each legal issue is different and the information contained on this website may not apply to your case. You should be aware that the Statute of Limitations (the deadline imposed by law within which you may bring a lawsuit) may severely limit the time remaining for you to file any potential claims you may have. Legal information is not legal advice. Therefore, no person should act or rely on any information in this site without seeking the advice of an attorney. This Web site may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Because I am an attorney licensed in California and Oregon and admitted to practice before the federal courts, you will only receive legal advice applicable to California, Oregon and/or federal law. You should not consider anything contained on this website to be a guarantee or prediction of result. Prior results are provided for general information purposes only and do not guaranty, warranty or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter. This Web site is not intended to be advertising and the Law Offices of David C. Johnston does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this Web site in a state where this Web site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. In the event that any information on this website does not fully conform with regulations in any jurisdiction, this law firm will not accept representation based on that information. I do not collect any information about you other than what you provide to me through chat, by email, or over the phone. To demonstrate my commitment to informed disclosure and to accurately communicate any use of your personally identifiable information, you are directed to read all oDesk policies, to include at minimum the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. To the extent the State Bar rules require me to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this site, CA Lawyer Online designates David C. Johnston, with offices and contact information as currently listed with the State Bars of California and Oregon, as the attorney responsible for this CA LAWYER ONLINE oDesk listing. Before you become my client, or I become your attorney, several procedures, including checks for conflicts of interest, must be performed. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this website or by merely chatting with or by sending email to CA LAWYER ONLINE.

    $90.00 /hr
    45 hours
    5.00
  3. Timothy C.

    Timothy C.

    Expert Excel Spreadsheet Developer & Writer/Editor/Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    With recent legal training and seven years' work experience in a small-business accounting office, I have learned and acquired the skill of completing detailed, accurate work within set deadlines. Remembering the little things as well as the big picture is essential to good writing and to designing financial spreadsheets. Concise, persuasive, and well-edited writing was a strong focus in my law-school studies. (I recently graduated from law school and am licensed to practice law in California and the State of Washington.) I'm eager to assist writers in any facet of document editing—from proofreading, to style critique, to content review. And don't worry, I won't introduce "legalese"; I believe that simple, clear, direct content is best. The important thing is for your message to be heard. In the seven years I worked as a bookkeeper for hospitality and real-estate-development enterprises, I gained considerable skill with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. I succeeded in providing my employer with spreadsheets that automated many aspects of our data entry and accounting calculations. (See my portfolio for a sample of my work.) Most of those projects involved importing and exporting data between Excel and our accounting software. Most also required me to create fairly complex macros, so I have some knowledge of VBA code. Using Excel features such as conditional formatting, data validation, conditional macros, and worksheet protection, I was able to design applications that could be safely and easily used by employees who were unfamiliar with Excel. My bookkeeping work also gave me experience in high-volume data entry and financial reconciliations. Being able to quickly enter data without errors was one of my strong points.

    $28.00 /hr
    24 hours
    5.00
  4. Jeffrey Grundy

    Jeffrey Grundy Agency Contractor

    PROFESSIONAL WRITER, Technical Writer, Author, Journalist, PR Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a former Microsoft Employee. I worked as a developer on the Microsoft Access team, as well as an associate editor for the Microsoft Press. I now work as a professional tech writer and cover a wide range of tech-related topics. My work appears regularly in the Arizona Republic, Houston Chronicle and USA Today. Additionally, I write regularly for high-volume websites such as GlobalPost, eHow Tech, Opposing Views, Salon.com, Synonym.com and many other online and print publications. If you need high-quality articles, posts, press releases or other written materials, please don't hesitate to contact me here. All work is guaranteed to be accurate, grammatically correct and completely original. Please feel free to Google me and view thousands of original articles I have written for various publications. As of February 2014, my online pieces have over 600,000,000 page views. Therefore, if you need enticing content for your site, I am your guy. Thanks for viewing my profile and have a wonderful day.

    Associated with: JeSsDaDdY Solutions

    $66.67 /hr
    70 hours
    4.94
  5. Nic F.

    Nic F. Agency Contractor

    Provider of Writing/ Editing/Technical Services and Legal Insight

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Accomplished and versatile professional with a rare mix of technical, business and legal expertise. Strong organization, prioritization and project management skills rooted in training in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. Possesses technical certifications in cyber security and networking, with work experience in intrusion detection, malware analysis, penetration testing/vulnerability scanning, compliance, and certification & accreditation. Graduate education at one of the top law schools and business schools in the U.S., with a focus on intellectual property, cyber law and data privacy. Firm grasp of the English language and high proficiency in the use and mechanics of grammar. Thoroughly enjoys both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for varied types of research and content editing. Highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive.

    Associated with: Written Perfection

    $33.33 /hr
    155 hours
    4.59
  6. Stephanie Brown

    Stephanie Brown

    Certified Paralegal/Admin Assistant

    United States - Last active: 10/05/2012 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    For the last year I have worked as an Administrative Assistant and created several spreadsheets via excel to keep track of payrolls for various contractors. I have created and maintained a database via Access which tracked 5000+ communications, received 100+ incoming emails a day from various departments requiring review and approvals of documents, TV ads, and various materials each with multiple components and touch points between submissions, for publishing in accordance with SEC and FINRA rules and regulations. My core competency lies in litigation and trial prep from beginning to end. I have 8 years of Paralegal experience with a certificate and experience in several areas of the law. I am very profficient in using several software programs and continue to keep myself updated on new software and tools for continued growth.

    $17.00 /hr
    299 hours
    4.37
  7. Ronan Nepomuceno

    Ronan Nepomuceno Agency Contractor

    Professional Data Entry, Quality Analyst Specialist, Registered Nurse

    Philippines - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 17

    To secure a position offering responsibility, growth and interaction with my oDesk employer. I possess multiple skills covering many fields including web-researching, data entry, email handling/collecting.

    Associated with: Perfect Solution Company

    $5.56 /hr
    7,224 hours
    3.64
  8. Adrienne Espares

    Adrienne Espares

    Political Science and Law Graduate with good background in writing

    Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3

    Hi! My educational background has trained me in matters of diplomacy, public relations, and discipline as well as the knowledge and awareness with legal principles. These are the qualities that would help me become an efficient writer to cater your preferences. For almost 4 years of online writing experience and counting, I have gained strategic skills in legal research and in legal writing, which to my mind, greatly enhance my chance of producing quality outputs of any kind. Throughout the years, I have developed skills in writing that have positioned me to pursue online works better if not at par with the rest. I would say that my ability to learn quickly and my attention to details are my real strengths. I am looking forward working with you. Have a good day and God bless!

    $3.00 /hr
    6 hours
    4.00
  9. Staci Henthorn

    Staci Henthorn

    Retired Legal Assistant

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 1

    Good day to all. My name is Staci Henthorn. I am new to this site in search for some work from my home based computer. I am a retired Legal assistant from the Franklin County Ohio area. I love to write and read things. I have 7 plus years of experience in the field of documenting in the legal field. I was contracted to an attorney for 5 years and a paralegal service for 3 years. I am in hopes to find a part or full time position here on this site that will allow me to expand my area of expertise.

    $10.00 /hr
    5 hours
    3.25