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Lindsey E.

Lindsey E.

Legal Consultant with J.D.

United States - Tests: 6

Over the last 8 years, I have developed extensive and valuable skills in all office administration and legal/law firm tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, website maintenance, file management, word processing, transcription, data entry, customer service and many more skills. I complete all work diligently and in a timely manner. I am detail-oriented by nature and thrive on challenging tasks. I am driven and determined to achieve success in everything. I have over 7 years experience in a law firm environment. Here, I assisted in all day-to-day responsibilities in law office management including legal document preparation, proof reading, legal research, answering multi-line telephone system, maintain and create client files, maintain client contact, calendar and appointment setting, database management, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, marketing, advertising, website maintenance, contact with other law firms, potential clients, etc, preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, motions, schedules, agreements and all other Bankruptcy documents as well as legal document review and drafting.

$23.00 /hr
30 hours

Benjamin Hasanagić

Benjamin Hasanagić

Data Entry Professional and Professional Transcriptionist

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tests: 3

Thank you for visiting my profile. I am currently completing my bachelor's degree in Law at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. As an accomplished student I had an opportunity to work in both non-profit and private sector. I have one year of experience in coordinating the Association of High school Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. My responsibilities included project coordination, organization of humanitarian events and communication with the respective donors. The work experience in the non-profit sector prove my best quality is being a team player. I am reliable and organized person always ready to meet the necessary requirements. I have studied English for many years; therefore, my speaking and writing skills in English language are on advanced level. I have knowledge of MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel and Adobe Photoshop. As data entry professional and transcriptionist I would make sure to efficiently communicate with any client, including both companies and individuals. I am a highly organized individual, and my skills include management, critical thinking and technical skills. Lastly, I am a very responsive and reliable person always motivated to provide the best results. Sincerely, Benjamin Hasanagic

$3.00 /hr
40 hours

Deborah P.

Deborah P.

Administrative & Virtual Assistant

United States

I am a hard working professional with a very strong work ethic who is detailed and organized, able to work efficiently and independently as well as within a group environment. Able to handle many tasks simultaneously while prioritizing workload. Consistntly "gets the job done" and exceeds expectations. Proficient and highly skilled in administration, office management, customer service, data entry, social media, e-commerce, maketing and internet research. Experienced in the legal, medical and real estate fields.

$15.00 /hr
0 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
12,861 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
6,580 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

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

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
3,262 hours

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
323 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
3,728 hours