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  1. 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
    213 hours
  2. Brad Binkley

    Brad Binkley

    Emotionally Compelling Copywriting Specialist

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I write copy that creates a powerful emotional connection between your message and your target audience. I specialize in getting attention and influencing action. I have a background in standup comedy, improvisational theatre, acting, law, marketing, psychology, and public relations, and rogue strategies. My unique background enables me to discover solutions that transcend the conventional barriers that hold most others back. I'm currently offering the following types of services. - Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Career Coaching - Creativity Coaching - Scriptwriting - Content Marketing - Copywriting - Marketing Consulting - Long Sales Page Writing - Public Relations Consulting I look forward to working with you all!

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $55.56 /hr
    459 hours
  3. Christopher C.

    Christopher C.

    The Copy You Need, the Quality You Want

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

    "Thumbs up ... Your copy is fresh." -- Elance legend Bruce Lilly You need top-notch, compelling copy, and you need it yesterday. Every day you have to spend on coming up with content is lost revenue, and that's unacceptable. You need stellar content, too -- not tepid, boring, misspelled, and grammatically hideous copy. You're in luck. You've found just the person that can deliver outstanding results in a timely fashion. You want results that make you look good, and that's my mission. You are passionate about your business, and I'm passionate about giving it a human voice that your current and future customers can relate to. I offer you the following services: - Website copy - Product descriptions - Direct marketing communications - Landing pages - Article Writing - Ghostwriting I know how to get your audience's attention, focus on them, and stress the benefits of your offerings. I can set your business apart from your competition and call your audience to action, whether it be to purchase from you or simply seek more information. Your company will be in the front and center of your customers' minds. They'll be happy to be engaged with your organization because of its professional voice. You'll have a voice they can trust. You'll be a company your clients enjoy interacting with. And that will make you look good. It's always a risk to throw the dice on a stranger. However, you've read this far. You've probably looked at my portfolio and seen my test scores. I've engaged with you, a seasoned businessperson who is trying to make a critical business decision. Click on the green "Hire Me" button in the upper right corner and let's start talking about your project needs. Satisfaction guaranteed. If you aren't completely satisfied at the time of final delivery, I'll give you your money back. All of it. Why? Because I'm selfish. I want to keep clients. I am more interested in building relationships with quality clients than taking your money and running. Why do I bill higher? Because you get what you pay for. If you want cheap, slapdash work from someone who barely knows the language, don't take my bid. I am here to do quality work for quality clients. If you want cheap work, take the low bid. If you want outstanding work, choose my bid and let's get started. Quality relationships are worth more to both of us than the price of any single project, wouldn't you agree?

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Raluca-elena I.

    Raluca-elena I. Agency Contractor

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Romania - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    Being an accomplished executive for an innovative and technology-savvy organization, I support small and medium-sized businesses, home office entrepreneurs, middle managers and professionals through avant-garde solutions which will guide them towards reaching their full market potential. Following a customized creative process, I provide Marketing Solutions enumerating Virtual Reality Solutions, Augmented Reality Applications, Social Media Strategies, viable tools for increasing product visibility and for strengthening brand awareness. In a nutshell, I represent the perfect combination of leadership skills, expertise, strategic & analytic thinking, creative abilities and passion.

    Associated with: AYG Romania Agency

    $22.22 /hr
    178 hours
  5. Brent R.

    Business Consultant / PR and Government Relations Specialist

    United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    Currently a project manager and business consultant for a Detroit metro-area law firm. I am looking for freelance opportunities in PR, business consulting, and the legal industry. My relevant experience includes freelance sportswriting, editing a book on the Federalist Papers published by a law professor, co-authoring articles for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, being an editor of a law journal, answering legal FAQ's for a firearms advocacy organization, and preparing legislative updates for a bicycling advocacy group. I am also Michigan licensed attorney with experience in criminal, family, and general civil litigation matters. Previous miscellaneous experience includes opening my own law practice, former FINRA 7 & 66 certifications to sell securities, sitting on the budget and finance committees of multiple organizations, automotive sales experience, and more. With my diverse background, there is always going to be a capacity in which I can help your organization.

    $38.89 /hr
    11 hours
  6. Rhafael Ram Antonio

    Rhafael Ram Antonio

    Quality Six Sigma, Human Resources, Project Management, Support

    Philippines - Tests: 2

    I am an accomplished Six Sigma trained executive with 10+ years of vast experience in operations management, human resources, project planning, transitions, performance management and client relations. I am confident that with corporate leadership exposures during my work tenure, I will be able to help anyone who would need assistance in human resources management, human resources best practices, recruitment, sales management and planning, financials, Profit and Loss ledger, project planning and execution, performance improvement, training and development modules, legal document drafting and Six Sigma quality projects,

    $7.00 /hr
    34 hours
  7. Mary Grace Dela Cruz

    Mary Grace Dela Cruz

    Postal Teller, Secretarial, Typist, Stenographer

    Philippines - Tests: 2

    Thank you for viewing my profile. I am a presently working as postal teller at the Philippine Postal Corporation, previously employed as a secretary in a travel agency and law office. Also as a secretary at the Philippine Mediation Center, Philippine Judicial Academy here in the Philippines. I am a hardworking person, easy and willing to learn new things. Willing to work as my employer request me to. I possess the self discipline and time management skills necessary. I can type fast. Easy to talk to and a disciplined person.

    $6.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Vladimir Ghilien

    Vladimir Ghilien Agency Contractor

    Copywriter | Translator | Social Media Manager | Marketer

    Moldova - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

    I've been working as a copywriter and web content writer since 2009 with some minor writing experience for a few local magazines. My translator experience goes back to 2003. So, if you are looking for a good Russian-English/English-Russian translator or are in need of some high-quality and sophisticated content, you've found the right man for the job. I also found myself to be a marketing savvy by working as a Marketing Director in a local IT company - Weekend Technologies, LLC. I'm looking for jobs that will develop my professional skills, as well as simply develop my world view. I'm looking for clients, who are ready to provide a constant amount of work, whether translation, wirting, SMM, Email marketing, marketing research, etc. - you name it! I agree to work with any content, except for only pornography and expressed violence.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    Associated with: Weekend Technologies, LLC

    $14.44 /hr
    3,939 hours
  9. Jennifer Anderson

    Jennifer Anderson

    Senior California-Licensed Attorney & Experienced Marketing Executive

    United States - Tests: 6

    I practiced business litigation in California for 11 years. My practice areas included trade secret law, intellectual property, general business disputes, real estate disputes, construction issues (including OSHA and other regulatory matters) and labor & employment law. In order to grow my in-house business experience, I then accepted an executive marketing position with one of America's largest craft breweries, located in Oregon. In that role, I was able to help build that craft brand by roughly 25% annually in a market saturated with craft beer. I also learned the ins and outs of marketing from some of the same geniuses that built the Nike brand from the ground up. After five years in that position, I longed to return to the law and found a job with a small, niche firm outside of Portland, Oregon. This position started out as a 3-week temporary position I obtained through Upwork (then oDesk). It quickly turned into a full-time employment position and I am only leaving due to my supervising attorney's serious illness and inability to continue practice. In this position, I have been involved in all aspects of business litigation, including drafting of pleadings and motions, overall case strategy, discovery, mediation and assisting clients with internal investigations. All the while, I have maintained my license, business presence and client relationships in California. At this time, I am seeking to continue working in both fields -- hence my profile on I would be pleased to assist with any of the following: LEGAL WORK (California only for now, Oregon license pending): * Case analysis, strategy and recommendations. * Legal research and writing. * Initiation of litigation (when necessary), including drafting of a complaint or responsive pleading, full-service discovery, motion practice, hearings and all steps up to and including trial work. * Settlement negotiations and development of strategies that lead to settlement. * Mediation and arbitration. * Jury consulting: I have learned from some of the best jury consultants in the business and, in combining my legal and psychology degrees, can provide you with experienced consultations, strategy and feedback at a fraction of the cost of the "big guns" in the industry (many of whom charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for their services). * Document drafting, review and analysis. * Trade secret audits, non-disclosure agreements and (where appropriate) non-competition agreements. * Discovery preparation, review and analysis. * Extensive document review and analysis. * General business advising. * California bar number 202864; admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California. Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. MARKETING: * Comprehensive marketing plans. * Brand analysis, strategy and critique. * Product and packaging advise and strategy. * E-marketing solutions. * Understanding your target audience and marketing to them. * Market research, analysis and reporting. * General strategic advise and counseling (including providing direction to your in-house marketing team). [PLEASE NOTE: The above rate ($75/hour) pertains to legal work. My rate for marketing projects is negotiable, but typically falls anywhere between $56 - $66/hour, depending on the project.

    $75.00 /hr
    40 hours
  10. Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Reality

    United States - Tests: 4

    I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours