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  1. Tracy G.

    Tracy G.

    Project Management / Content Management

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 8

    My goal is to help my clients succeed by providing them with quality work that is second to none. English is my native language and I have written professionally for over six years. I pride myself on communication, as well as making plans and ideas come together. My skills include project management, copywriting and editing for manuscripts and documents, proofreading, customer service, word and data processing, updating and maintaining blogs for several firms, research, and writing. I love learning new skills and enjoy a challenge. I am adept at Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. I also work daily with WordPress and Google tools. I have worked for a variety of clients, including oDesk Enterprise Solutions, as an editor and project manager. I have done other project management work and have a basic, working knowledge of SEO, Wordpress, and HTML. I have worked extensively with the legal industry, helping promote legal sites through content, SEO, and social media. You won't be disappointed when you let me work for you because I will provide you with top-notch work that is of the highest quality. I am reliable, trustworthy, and precise. If I say I will deliver, you can plan on it.

    $33.33 /hr
    3,133 hours
    5.00
  2. Melanie Ramirez

    Melanie Ramirez

    Legal Consultant / Highly-Experienced Writer / Coordinator / Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 23 hours 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
  3. Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S.

    Patent, Legal, Technical Consultant

    United States - Last active: 28 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
  4. Tanya N.

    Tanya N.

    Reliable Business and Real Estate Attorney

    United States - Last active: 08/27/2014 - Tests: 1

    Aggressive, experienced attorney whose focus is the protection of your business. I am strategic, practical, and competent. With over 11 years of legal training and skill in leading, training, teaching, and consulting, I am adept at effectively designing solutions for my clients. I am very well-versed in contract drafting and lease review and negotiation. My work includes projects for various Fortune 500 companies.

    $100.00 /hr
    199 hours
    5.00
  5. Lindsey E.

    Lindsey E.

    Legal Consultant with J.D.

    United States - Last active: 5 months ago - 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
    5.00
  6. Tais Calado

    Tais Calado

    Writer

    Spain - Last active: 07/31/2014 - Tests: 4

    I'm a brazilian, with a lawyer degree, currently living in Europe. I have more than ten years work experience in public law and six years experience as a portuguese teacher and as a text reviewer in portuguese. My job experience includes the production of media and internet press reviews about legal matters. Nowadays i work as a legal consultant freelancer for a brazilian lawyers office, and also, with my real passion: creative writing, in portuguese, to several customers and websites, producing articles of general matters, traveling guides, and others. I am also an experient researcher and I have great investigation skills. I have experience in market research and public relations.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Miriam Weiss

    Miriam Weiss

    Creator Language & Design

    Spain - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    Communicate your ideas, wrap them nicely, and connect with your audience. I help people communicate in English, Spanish and German, as well as through visuals. My working languages are English, Spanish and German. I translate and create content and design that will resonate with the target audience. After all your goal is to convert your visitors into clients. I enjoy being creative and coming up with new original ideas. I love design and in addition to creating web content I am always broadening my insights on marketing effective web design. I am happy to share my knowledge and help you improve your communication. Great content is useless if nobody reads it. I am a German native speaker and nearly native in English and Spanish, as well as fluent in French. As a language learning fan I speak a few other languages on a basic or intermediate level, but English, German and Spanish have been my working languages for many years. I have a degree in law and have worked as a corporate and M&A lawyer for 6 years. But following my passions I have spent a lot of my spare time studying psychology and graphic design. Today I combine the experience I have gathered in translation, multilingual communication, and negotiation as a lawyer with the marketing, writing and design skills, to create your content.

    $33.33 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00
  8. Leandro B Verceles Jr

    Leandro B Verceles Jr Agency Contractor

    Chief Operating Officer, Licensed Lawyer, Experienced Professional

    Philippines - Last active: 12/30/2013 - Tests: 4

    I am the chief operating officer, hiring and over-all staffing manager of agency .www.angelPA.com. We provide virtual assistant managerial and non-managerial services. I am also a licensed lawyer hence can undertake full time legal work. My work experiences are diverse: from brand marketing starting with Procter and Gamble Philippines and Quaker Oats Philippine Distribution Office, then a short stint as a drafter of appellate decisions for a Philippine Court of Appeals Justice, then a practicing lawyer in one of the top law firms in our country, and eventually being elected as congressman for nine years to our national legislature and as governor of my province for six years. I am now back in the private sector this time doing business in the local business processes outsourcing (bpo) and call center industry, which I had help originally design by legislative template being the principal author of the Philippine E-Commerce Act. My expertise lie in the macro appreciation and policy involving information and communications technology in the Philippines, and legal and contract writing in general. And because of my extensive experience and persuasion in the Philippine Government and as then a litigation lawyer, I can assist foreign nationals who desire to set up businesses in the Philippines, or simply to ask for legal opinions about our laws and government. I am also strong in liaising with our government officials and agencies and to basically troubleshoot on matters involving our laws and government. Look no further if you are considering setting up a call center or outsourced business within or outside the United States/Canada or overseas especially to the Philippines. I am a licensed lawyer. I can draft contracts between: 1. you and your USA/Canada online customer; 2. you and your call center or outsourced business partner; 3. your call center or outsourced business partner and his or her workers to amply protect yours and your call center and outsourced business partner's interests; and 4. many other online business related documents.

    Associated with: www.angelPA.com Agency

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Theresa D. Agency Contractor

    Lawyer & Legal Consultant

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

    I worked for 8 years at a law firm based in Makati. My practice involved corporate law, litigation & government contracts. In 2008, I started working on odesk and have had the opportunity to work with clients from the UK, Canada, and the US, who were satisfied with my work quality and turn-around time. They were also kind enough to leave me positive feedback after our work has ended. Some of them, I still keep in touch with and still assist them from time to time. Please feel free to go over my profile and work history to see if I am a good candidate for the work that you require. I now work full time as Business Development Executive and Legal Counsel for a Philippine corporation. My business background and law practice complements my odesk tasks as I am able to continuously hone my legal skills and I am now able to contribute a business perspective to my odesk clients. When hiring an odesk lawyer, it might interest you to know that Philippine lawyers are post-graduates who passed bar exams patterned after the California & NY bar. Only about 20% pass the bar each year. Philippine law is also patterened after US & Spanish laws . We apply both common & civil law concepts & our legal language is English. Our method of instruction & practice, therefore, make us ideal candidates for the preparation of international standard legal documents. For individual odesk buyers or start-up companies I perform tasks on my own & work closely with them, paying particular attention to their budgets and deadlines. I also have an odesk provider company, Virtual Legal Services Group, which was created to cater to law firms abroad. VLSG is composed of RP lawyers from top schools, i.e., Ateneo & UP - schools which have produced the highest number of bar passers and top notchers in RP history. For firms based abroad looking into outsourcing workload, VLSG is poised to be of assistance. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Good luck in your business.

    Associated with: Virtual Legal Services Group

    $25.00 /hr
    905 hours
    4.99
  10. Karla Lant

    Karla Lant

    Writer, Editor, Professor

    United States - Last active: 9 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
    273 hours
    4.95