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  1. Nick Phelps

    Nick Phelps

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    899 hours
    4.98
  2. Lauren B.

    Lauren B.

    Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative| Academic | etc.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

    $35.00 /hr
    24 hours
    4.97
  3. Melanie Ramirez

    Melanie Ramirez

    Legal Consultant / Highly-Experienced Writer / Coordinator / Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day 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
  4. Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S.

    Patent, Legal, Technical Consultant

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    To: Inventor Re: Patent Research, Due Diligence, Drafting, Filing Thank you for seeking patent support of your invention, including a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), search, due diligence strategy, drafting, filing, and possibly prosecution. If I have the privilege to work with you, I offer exceptional quality and cost effective patent agent work, including but not limited to your desired noted technology. I can support your presumed micro entity status filing with discussion together to evaluate your best options regarding preparation of an NDA, a search, strategy, drafting, and possible revision, of your provisional application (PA) and/or non-provisional application (NPA). This includes, but not limited to, learning about you, what you already have regarding your patent, like sketches or existing write-ups, and any time constraints that I should know about. From initial writings of what you seek, it appears you possibly desire confirmation for preparation and filing of a PA, and eventually a possible NPA. A search is best to be done first, with a talk together to see what specification and drawing has been already prepared. Given your interest presuming of completing quickly, combined with an unknown budget to complete the work, this can be further discussed at any time that is convenient to you to arrange a reasonable relation between work to be done and your allowable budget. I look forward to helping you in all ways for your patent needs. We can connect by any means at times convenient to you. Kind regards, Jonathan Jonathan Symmes, JD, MBA, BSEE Patent and Legal Consultant

    $64.44 /hr
    5 hours
    4.90
  5. Melody D.

    Melody D.

    Editor, writer looking to help those with talent

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I have been writing, editing and proofreading in the news business for more than 20 years. That includes newspaper, television, radio and magazine. My work has won many awards, both in the state and nationally. My research skills are exceptional. Over the past few years, I have shifted to book editing, have done well with it, and enjoy that immensely. My talent covers both non-fiction and fiction, short and long form. Actually, I like variety and enjoy multiple projects, so feel free to bring it on!

    $22.22 /hr
    30 hours
    5.00
  6. Karla Lant

    Karla Lant

    Writer, Editor, Professor

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8

    I am a freelance writer and adjunct professor; I was a trial attorney until 2010. I have a BA and an MA in social sciences and each course of study was writing intensive. I have a JD from Columbia Law School. I have an LLM in biotechnology and genomics (thesis outstanding). My academic training and current teaching roles have given me expertise in AP, MLA, Chicago, APA, and other style guides. I have written a weekly column in a local online magazine, I write and manage several large business blogs, and I have managed and produced social media for several organizations. I have demonstrated editorial judgement and a superior command of the English language. I have years of teaching experience with adults and children. I have experience providing voice talent, especially for technical businesses (please see sample below). Finally, I have years of experience with training and course development. I am based in Phoenix, Arizona. PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Online portfolio: https://karlalant.contently.com Sample Press Releases: Live Casino Partners: http://www.pr.com/press-release/467632 Victoria Milan: (All English language press releases by Karla Lant) http://www.victoriamilan.com/press/ Sample Web Copy: Visualized Arts: http://visualizedarts.com/ Au Lac Gallery: http://aulacgallery.com.au/about/ Academic reference projects: Multicultural America, eds. Cortes, Carlos Eliseo and Golson, J. Geoffrey, 2014, multiple sections. Golson Media project: Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. Golson, 2014, multiple Industry Profile sections. Graphic World projects: Marketing Handbook (article on Social Media) and Business Law Handbook (article on Global Business Law), 2014. Lifestyle/Humor: Victoria Milan US: http://www.victoriamilan.us/blog/ Smiles for All: http://www.smilesforall.com/author/karla-lant/ http://www.smilesforall.com/three-surprising-things-wont-kill-laptop/ Professional Publications: “Are You Competent to Argue Juvenile Competency?” For The Defense, Vol. 15, Issue 01, Page 1, 2006. Lant, Karla. SEO Dos, Don'ts, and Must Haves. 11-04-2013. http://www.amazon.com/SEO-Donts-Must- Haves-Karla-Lant-ebook/dp/B00GJWJ3EW Book Reviews, Academic Work: “Review: ‘Recommendations for revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki,’” [International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, “Commentaries” section, Fall 2007.] “Book Review: 25 Months” [American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, issue on clinical biomedical ethics]. “Book Review: The Socialist Feminist Project,” Association for Feminist Anthropology, 2004. http://www.aaanet.org/sections/afa/?book-review=the-socialist-feminist-project-a-contemporary-reader-in-theory- and-politics “Book Review: Death Is That Man Taking Names,” POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Spring 2004. “Breeder at Law,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Spring 2002. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/coljgl11&div=9&id=&page= Zombie Nation: Racism, AIDS, Haiti and Horror, University of Alabama, 1998. Books: Lant, Karla. The Candida Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Paleo Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla (co-author). Candida Diet and Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Editing projects: Please request samples http://www.nacdl.org/Champion.aspx?id=1659 Musical Theater: http://www.intransitthemusical.com/#!meet-the-writers/vstc2=karla-lant

    $55.56 /hr
    265 hours
    4.95
  7. Lisa K.

    Lisa K.

    Transcription, IT Support, Administrative Work

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    With 20 years experience in IT Administration, Legal Administrative Support and Transcription, and Medical Transcription and Office Management, I am experienced, dedicated, and detail-oriented. I now have a career working from home as it best fits my lifestyle, and will deliver very high quality work in a short period of time. You will not be disappointed in the value that you get when using me for all of your administrative needs.

    $16.67 /hr
    17 hours
    5.00
  8. Tabbatha Denning

    Tabbatha Denning

    Tabbatha Denning

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    I am currently an independent contract attorney. I work mostly in family law, but can also do other contract work. I am an excellent proofreader, and a great legal writer and researcher. This is my preferred work, but I am open to discuss anything you can throw at me. I want to expand my legal knowledge, and take on some challenging tasks in order to help my career. I have spent 6 months before law school working for a public defender. During my second summer of law school, I worked with a private family and criminal law attorney. Since I have passed the BAR in October, I have continued to work with that attorney, and I also work with a second family attorney. Feel free to contact me with your ideas or needs.

    $44.44 /hr
    20 hours
    4.87
  9. Sean H.

    Sean H.

    Pennsylvania Attorney, MBA graduate

    United States - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a licensed Pennsylvania attorney with my law degree from a nationally ranked law school in Pennsylvania. I have worked with numerous clients (individuals and companies) on various legal tasks including but not limited to drafting and reviewing contracts, legal research, preparing motions and assisting in the creation and setting up of businesses. I am a skilled legal researcher and writer. I have the ability to effectively and efficiently draft memorandums and other legal documents to satisfy my clients needs. I have also earned my MBA from an accredited university and have a firm grasp of the business world. I have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and can also use Google to effectively research when needed.

    $50.00 /hr
    61 hours
    4.94
  10. Nicole Lang

    Nicole Lang

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 17 years I have been working using my project management and office skills. I have a law degree and work in a technical environment so am able to pick up information quickly and effectively. I am a very fast typist and am skilled with all Microsoft Office applications. I currently hold CPE certification in Microsoft Excel. I am detail-oriented and able to adapt to a variety of situations.

    $10.00 /hr
    26 hours
    5.00