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  1. Sarah-jane W.

    Sarah-jane W.

    Creative and factual writer

    Thailand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    I am a native English speaker (UK), who is currently living in Thailand. I read law at university, LLB(Hons) Grade 2:1, then studied the Bar Vocational Course receiving the grade Very Competent. The BVC required an exceptionally high command and useage of the English language, as well as the ability to be concise, accurate and succinct whilst being aware of the target audience. The course also needed excellent research skills and analytical ability. My previous employment in the UK was with a Housing Association. Part of my role included producing a tenant newsletter - writing articles, editing articles, proof-reading articles. I am highly organised and reliable. I complete any tasks in an efficient and timely manner, whilst consistently working to the highest standards possible. I have experience writing about a wide range of topics, including travel, loans, metaphysical, studying abroad, EFL activities and real estate. I am an avid and seasoned traveller.

    $30.00 /hr
    774 hours
    4.77
  2. Michael Sullivan

    Michael Sullivan

    Corporate and Intellectual Property Attorney

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am an experienced attorney who has negotiated hundreds of contracts and helped individuals resolve a variety of disputes. I will work quickly to resolve your issue, respond promptly to your communications, and explain the law using plain language. I can assist you with any legal matter, but most of my experience is in business and intellectual property law. My practice is focused on such issues as contracts, startups, business sales, venture capital, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property litigation. My clients have ranged from leading companies such as Microsoft to family businesses and individuals. Prior to starting my own firm, I practiced at the leading law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and graduated from Duke University School of Law. I am licensed in California and with the Patent and Trademark Office.

    $150.00 /hr
    60 hours
    5.00
  3. Ann Place

    Ann Place

    ASSISTANT AT YOUR SERVICE!!

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    Throughout my career, I have maintained the highest performance standards within a diverse range of administrative functions. I have a successful track record in supporting the efforts of executive-level staff, including, CFOs, Presidents & CEO, and Chairman of the Board. I have a strong background in all aspects of office management, from scheduling meetings to coordinating travel all over the world. With excellent organizational and communication skills, an outstanding work ethic, and the ability to work well in both team-oriented and self directed environments, I am positioned to exceed your expectations.

    $44.44 /hr
    1,021 hours
    5.00
  4. Ela K.

    Ela K.

    Provider of Writing/Proofreading/Translation Services & Legal Insight

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17

    Native German freelance writer, translator and fully qualified lawyer with strong organization, prioritization and project management skills. Well-rounded and resourceful professional with a mix of legal, marketing and publishing expertise. Worked the past couple of years as a researcher and writer for specialized - financial and legal - publishers in London, UK. Firm grasp of the English (UK and US spelling) and German languages and in-depth research experience. Thoroughly enjoys both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for translating, editing and proofreading both German and English content. 10+ years' translation experience (website content, business plans etc.). Especially interested in medical and legal topics but will take on any given subject with the same enthusiasm. Highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive. Important note: As I handle legal/sensitive information on a regular basis I do not work with the automatic oDesk time tracking tool due to confidentiality issues.

    $44.00 /hr
    66 hours
    5.00
  5. James S.

    James S.

    Legal Research and Writing, Appeals & Journalism

    United States - Last active: 8 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
  6. Andrea Catasti

    Andrea Catasti

    International Tax, Contract and Corporate Lawyer

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

    I'm an International Business lawyer who specializes in International Tax, Contract and Corporate Law. My activity on oDesk focuses on providing individuals and companies with comprehensive legal and tax advice on the issues which arise from their day-to-day business activity. The core of my activity may be summed up as follows: 1) assisting individuals and companies in structuring their international business transactions (e.g. cross-boarder Purchase and Sale Agreements, Profit Repatriations, Company Reorganizations,Divestitures and Dissolutions) from a tax-efficient standpoint. This involves the assessment of the likely tax consequences of cross-boarder operations according to EU Tax Law and the International Double-Taxation Agreements. 2) drafting, reviewing and amending international business contracts (e.g. Purchase and Sale Agreements, Employment Contracts, Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Services Contracts) with a particular focus on the tax optimization. 3) doing legal research on International Tax Law, US Tax Law, European Union Tax Law, French Tax Law and Italian Tax Law. I've authored various working papers and articles on different International Tax issues like double taxation within the EU as well as a comparative outlook of the German and the Italian Tax systems.

    $75.00 /hr
    493 hours
    4.97
  7. Melanie Ramirez

    Melanie Ramirez

    Legal Consultant / Highly-Experienced Writer / Coordinator / Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7

    I am a legal professional who can offer services pertaining to legal matters. I am likewise a highly-experienced writer who have 8 years of experience doing academic, article, SEO, etc. writing. It has been my desire to be able to use my writing skills into good use. To earn from it is a bonus. I would like to help those with writing needs, even students who may have writing requirements. I also can give sound legal advice and information that could be of big help to those who may not afford expensive attorney's fees. I took my masters degree in International Business Law in the University of Liverpool in UK and can thereby handle legal matters regardless of the country of origin. Besides my legal and writing experiences, I am also an experienced manager who have handled administrative work mostly for company presidents and CEOs. As such, I am confident I can handle virtual work for them. You can contact me faster via Skype: melanie23.gueco

    $44.44 /hr
    142 hours
    4.90
  8. Stephanie H.

    Stephanie H.

    Priced Above the Norm But Worth Every Penny

    United States - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    My overall goal is to provide quality transcripts on time and on budget. The quality of my work speaks for itself. I never take on a job I cannot finish. With several thousand jobs under my belt in 15 years I have never missed a deadline. Feedback is an excellent indicator of the service and quality you can expect to get! I have many repeat clients and great reviews to prove it! One of the biggest mistakes companies can make is sacrificing the quality of the work in order to save a few dollars. In the end you will spend more time and money trying to get it corrected. I DO NOT use speech to text software as it is not reliable and will require quite a bit of editing and proofing to make it accurate. Beware of providers who state they can get your job done quickly because they utilize this type of software! I proof all of my work prior to submitting and I capture every word! I make every effort to satisfy all of my clients needs when it comes to budget and turnaround. If there are any necessary changes I am more than happy to make them! Invite my bid today! Not all transcriptionists are created equal so make sure you're getting the best quality product for the price and with a provider you can rely on time and time again! Is the output customizable? Absolutely! I offer most clients a standard format with intelligent verbatim unless otherwise specified. However, if you would like a specific format please let me know, I am happy to accommodate and I follow any guidelines for formatting standards your company has already established. Am I a professional provider? I try my very best to meet all of my clients demands in a professional manner. I realize that you cannot please everyone but if you experience any issues along the way please feel free to notify me. I am available to communicate through the Workroom or email throughout the day and evening to ensure your job is completed to your satisfaction. I simply ask that you make yourself available for questions or concerns along the way as well to ensure work gets finished in a timely manner and to your specifications. Why don't you see any samples in my portfolio? My clients trust me with their content and to ensure their privacy and their confidentiality my work is not used as a sample. If you'd like to see what I'm made of then please request a short one to two minute sample before awarding the job. I am more than happy to submit you with a short sample to show you the quality of work I deliver. Why are my rates above the norm? I feel that 15 years experience warrants a fair price. Sixty minutes of audio can take up to four hours to transcribe and that's if the audio quality is good. Investing time in your job is my mission but it does come with a price. My time is valuable and so is my clients. I aim to please and I get the job done; no excuses! If I commit to a project then it's my guarantee not only on the turnaround but the quality. Today there are so many providers bidding with low rates. What can you expect with this? From time to time you do get lucky and find a provider that can deliver good quality output for a very low price but many times you get let down time after time with either no results or a poor quality transcript meaning you invest more money in another provider to get it done right. If you're looking for low budget then I'm not the right fit for you or your company! You also run the risk of having your project shipped out to another provider that you may or may not know about and when delivered it hasn't been proofed or reviewed; is that money well spent? So, why should you consider me for your next transcription project? I can guarantee you that you will receive low-ball rates, but remember that you often get what you pay for. My rates are described upfront so you always know what you're getting. With me, there are no surprises. I offer top-quality work within a reasonable turnaround and I work weekends and holidays to ensure your deadlines are met without charging additional fees. I know how to do my job! I do not need supervision and detailed instructions to provide clients with a product they can be happy to share with colleagues and other firms. Are you tired of the excuses as to why your project wasn't delivered on time or to the quality you expected? I know you're busy professional and I want you to know you can trust me with your next project. If I say I can do it then I deliver. Stop investing your money in a provider who gives you excuse after excuse and fails to deliver. If you want it done right the first time then I'm your gal!

    $100.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  9. Darwin C.

    Darwin C.

    Lawyer/Contract specialist/T&Cs and Privacy Policy

    Philippines - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    An experienced lawyer, paralegal, legal researcher and legal writer. An expert in Contract, Labor, and Company laws. My expertise includes: 1. Contract drafting 2. Legal research/writing and paralegal 3. Contract review 4. Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, and User Agreement 5. Blog/website content writing Legal work is my passion. Law is the field of study where I am good at. I acquired my writing skills through years of academic experience. Upwork is one of the best avenues for me to maximize my potential as a legal writer. Satisfactory result with due regard to the best customer service experience of my clients is my ultimate goal. With my education, skills, and years of experience in legal writing, I believe I can be of great help to any client with efficiency and professionalism.

    $33.33 /hr
    1,036 hours
    4.75
  10. Merritt Wiley

    Merritt Wiley

    International Business Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    Strategic Management, Operations, Logistics and Marketing authority with significant and progressive global trade experience complimented by advanced IT capabilities. A track record of engineering and re-engineering sales and operations teams that focus on achieving or exceeding revenue and service targets. I like to learn and work with all career levels, it's part of what makes working remotely fun! On-site project management in a variety of global locations has dramatically elevated my cross-cultural skills and remote operating abilities. Extended country postings include; Brazil, Chile, East Africa, Germany, Korea, Macau, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay and the West Indies.

    $125.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00