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Katharine Sherwood

Katharine Sherwood

Certified Paralegal

United States - Tests: 3

Certified Paralegal with 4.5 years of experience. I have experience working as a litigation paralegal, family law paralegal, criminal law paralegal, and overseen office management in small firms. My training in office administration and client services has equipped me with a multitude of skills including; office management, business operations, and exemplary customer service. I possess an Advanced Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program. My work ethic and attention to detail is unparalleled. I do have references should you require them. I am efficient and understand the confidential nature of the legal field. I am technically savvy and use that to my advantage by creating processes that make me more efficient and accurate. I can draft legal documents such as pleadings, discovery, wills, and deeds, as well as letters. I have extensive legal research experience, as well as e-discovery retrieval and document review. I understand the rules for ESI preservation and have experience creating ESI search terms, ESI preservation letters, and reviewing ESI. Examples of the jobs i'm suited for include: legal document preparation, document review, contract administration, e-filing, memo writing, brief writing, deposition summaries, litigation support, customer support, internet research and writing. Some of my administrative support skills include: email correspondence, transcription, interviewing clients, maintaining calendar, preparation of excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, drafting documents, hiring and managing job posts, and more!

$22.00 /hr
330 hours

Catherine Manjeron

Catherine Manjeron

Administrative Support Freelance Provider

Philippines - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

Looking for a position where my skills in the areas of administration and customer service can be of assistance. I am a graduate of a four year course with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. I have developed a wide range of writing term / thesis papers and some articles using MS Word. I am proficient towards variety of software including MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Word. I have been good with technologies both hardware and software peripheral based on my working experience and is still expecting to learn more about the said field. Various job experiences includes Virtual Assistance (VA), web research, copy and paste, website data entry, database, Microsoft Office, typing speed of 40wpm, and email handling.

90% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
6,592 hours

Almyra A.

Almyra A.

Reputation Management,Social Media,SEO,Logistics,Mailchimp,Real Estate

Philippines - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 5

I achieved my acquired knowledge and skills from my various projects I had done for almost 6 yrs. Most my projects are into Real Estate , Reputation Management, SEO, Logistics,Freight Forwarding and Social Media Marketing. I am so blessed to work with great people and I am still looking forward to learn more from my upcoming clients in which I promise to give my best and to applied whatever knowledge I had and continuously learn to achieved more good result.

93% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
12,865 hours

Kirstein Pran Pangod

Kirstein Pran Pangod


Philippines - Tests: 3

I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology (Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City. While studying Law, I worked as an HR Staff at the University for 1 year, before I was transferred to the Nursing Department as an Office Secretary for 2 years. After finishing the course Bachelor of Laws, I went home to Kidapawan and worked as a Criminology Instructor at Colegio de Kidapawan. I was a member of the School Paper Organization during my Elementary and Secondary years; and a consistent Academic scholar during my college years. I have a good background in writing legal documents and news articles; well-versed with microsoft office word and excel; and is very diligent in submitting documents on or before the deadline.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,269 hours

Julius I.

Julius I.

Multi-talented Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

My goal is to provide value the way YOU need! I am dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in achieving their goals. You know that it takes more than just technical competency. I enjoy working with people, meeting deadlines, thinking outside of the box and catching problems before they happen. A keen attention to detail has saved me from amateur errors and made my executives look great! I'll handle the mundane so that you could focus on building your business. Some of my highlights include: Social Media Promotion (facebook, twitter, website, google+, klout etc.); PPC promotion ( facebook PPC, Adwords PPC ) Wordpress Management ; Microsoft Office ( MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc),Clerical work, Data Entry, Secretarial Work, Administration work. I have a high-speed Internet connection with latest technological computer. I know the customer valuation therefore timeliness, dedication and 100% quality is my main focus in work. I know the importance of customer data and its privacy .I'm currently available 40 hours per week. Contact me today to find out if we're a match.

Groups: BigCommerce

50% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
5,130 hours

Jill Fultz

Jill Fultz

Experience Adminstrative Assistant

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

QUALIFICTIONS *Polite, respectful, and courteous manners *Responsible, efficient, and flexible *Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly *Competent and reliable professional, committed to top quality work *Versatile and multi-skilled person *Resourceful in solving problems and maximizing resources *Enthusiastic, dependable, self-motivated *Skilled in handling the public with diplomacy and professionalism *Demonstrated ability to adapt to new equipment & technology *Research skills * General Bookkeeping *Business Correspondence * Maintaining Calendar & Docketing *Transcribing dictation * Staff Training *Travel Logistics *Records Management SKILLS *In depth knowledge of Microsoft Office suites and internet telephone operations *Relevant experience in software applications such as, Excel, Assess, Outlook, PowerPoint, One Note *QuickBooks * Ability to work with several operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 2007 and Windows 8 *Google Document management *Understanding of all Social media marketing accounts such as, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ *Pacer *Summation *Time Management programs *Lexis/Nexis *Westlaw *Rapid Court *TLO *MyCase Software *Quick learner of new software applications. *Word processing – Ability to type 65 words per minute. *All the latest office equipment, such as fax, scanner and copy machine.

67% Job Success
$17.00 /hr
2,123 hours

Mika Itoh

Mika Itoh

Accountant, Market / Web Researcher, Data Entry Specialist

China - Tests: 8

I have more than 15 years of experience in Accounting, Market & Web Research, Data Entry, and List Building. My aim as a freelancer is to deliver the highest quality service and to build a long-lasting relationship with customers. I am proficient in all MS Office applications, as well as in popular types of accounting software such as QuickBooks. Apart of my native Japanese, I have a very good command in English and Chinese. I am a hard-working, detail oriented and reliable person, who knows the value of your time and money.

81% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
155 hours

Hristina A.

Hristina A.

Web Research and Data Entry expert

Macedonia - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

High-energy professional with a proven track record of improved efficiency, data entry, web research, VA and social media manager. Web research experience in guiding marketing efforts to generate solid leads and develop successful marketing programs for diverse companies. Recognized as VA for expertise from strategic planning to hands-on collateral development. Innovative and resourceful within challenging, highly competitive markets, even with lean budgets. Successful in partnering and working with others and a great team member. ● Web Research ● Data Entry ● Virtual Assistant ● Personal Assistant ● Data Scraper ● Social Media ● WordPress ● Project Management ● List Building

96% Job Success
$5.99 /hr
3,744 hours

Cory Washburn

Cory Washburn

Executive Assistant

United States - Tests: 6

I worked for Robert Half International as an assistant to twelve recruiters, assisting them with all aspects of their job from answering phones and compiling routine correspondence to purchasing marketing materials and completing expense reports. Following my employment with Robert Half International I began my career with United States Probation Office. My first position was as receptionist and I quickly moved into a clerk position, assisting officers with their caseloads and providing support functions throughout the office. My final position was as Officer Support Specialist where I conducted investigations and provided any administrative functions as needed. During this time I was able to experience a myriad of administrative functions. I specifically worked as a background investigator for the last 4 and a half years, utilizing proprietary software, online sensitive resources, and public information to provide a full history for the judge to make decisions on bond and release. The specific investigative systems I have experience with include, but are not limited to, NCIC, NLETS, Clear, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and PACTS. I also used public information obtained from local courts. My last position with the United States Probation Office required me to work with little to no supervision and provided me with opportunities for personal and professional growth. While working in this capacity I also obtained my Master's degree, maintaining a 3.9 grade point average.

$27.78 /hr
2 hours

samantha regalado

samantha regalado Agency Contractor

Staffing Manager at Global SOS| CSR | Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 17

Being a freelancer and having experience working in a call center helped me develop my verbal and comprehensive skills. Majority of my working environment revolves on my communication skills, interacting with different types of people from all over the world while enhancing my computer capabilities. I manage my time very well and am very effective when delivering output. My natural talent for multitasking, my wide knowledge of accounting and mathematics and my competent disposition will serve as my tools in getting the job done.

Associated with: Global S.O.S

100% Job Success
$13.33 /hr
6,614 hours