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  1. Cathy Donelson

    Cathy Donelson

    Business Writer

    United States - Last active: 10/30/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 14

    Corporate communication is my career. Veteran journalist and author with broad writing, marketing, research and public relations expertise. Press releases recently published in USA Today, Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch, Huffington Post, several magazines and newspapers. I also create captivating web content, persuasive marketing copy, business blogs. Clients in 2014 include start-ups seeking branding to a high-tech Internet giant, law firm, large energy broker and a global Fortune 500 company. As a journalist and business writer who knows what consumers and readers look for, I am a magazine and newspaper writer and editor, book author, and have been correspondent for The National Law Journal, Reuters news service, Newsweek and the New York Times, among others.

    $33.33 /hr
    155 hours
  2. Jose Romar Mondonedo

    Jose Romar Mondonedo

    Cust Svc, HR, Management, Paralegal, VA, Transcription, Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the past seven years, I was able to acquire, develop and enhance various exceptional skills including those that are critical to the BPO industry which includes end-to-end customer service operation, comprehensive back-office process development and human resources administration. Moreover, I have been immersed in the practice of law by virtue of my education which emphasized concentration on various legal subjects. Before pursuing a career in the private sector, I was part of the Legislative and Legal Teams of two (2) Philippine Senators - the Honorable Miriam Defensor-Santiago and former Senate President Franklin M. Drilon - for a couple of years. As a freelance paralegal, I also experienced representing litigants before quasi-judicial bodies such as the National Labor Relations Commission (Philippine Labor Law), Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (Real Estate Law) and the Office of the President (Appellate process). My core competency lies in complete delivery of projects, events management, legal research and transcription, data entry, general transcription and administrative functions such as those of a virtual assistant. Presently, I am seeking opportunities to help individuals and organizations to increase productivity and add value to their respective ventures.

    $6.00 /hr
    57 hours
  3. Christopher E.

    Christopher E.

    Content and Article Writer

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 6

    Writer, performing artist, content creator, web designer, marketing and public relations professional, photographer, and more. Chris has many interests and talents and excels at them all! He was a highly successful attorney for over a decade before deciding to turn his passion for creativity, writing, and marketing into his profession. As a result, Chris has helped numerous businesses and websites expand and develop, adding significantly to their bottom lines while enhancing their public profile. He accomplishes these results through an innovative mix of high quality content writing, multimedia and in-person marketing techniques, social media engagement, and creative public event opportunities. Aside from his typical professional endeavors, Chris has performed as a trumpet player and professional swing dancer throughout the Southeastern United States and on television (winner, 1997 International Trumpet Guild Scholarship), become an accomplished photographer, lectured for various trade and professional events, and written hundreds of articles published on a variety of websites and print publications. For more information and to contact Chris, please visit

    $27.78 /hr
    203 hours
  4. Gretchen C.

    Gretchen C.

    VA, Data Entry, Researcher, Certified Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3

    I am a recent graduate of Butler University where I received my bachelor of arts in political science and minored in strategic communications. While at Butler, I worked as a student apprentice for one of the political science department professors. As a student apprentice, I was given a year long research assignment that allowed me to strengthen my research and communication skills. I was also involved in various clubs and volunteer organizations during my time at Butler University. I am also a recent graduate of Ivy Tech where I received my associates of science in paralegal studies. I graduated with a 3.9 and was on the Dean's List all four semesters I was in the paralegal studies program. Various courses I took were Legal Research, Civil Procedure, Tort Law, Contract Law, Commercial Law, Property Law, Legal Ethics, Litigation, Legal Writing, Law Office Technology, Medical Malpractice, Family Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Bankruptcy Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law and Environmental Law. I have previously worked as a legal intern in an intellectual property law firm where I researched intellectual property laws to increase protection of client’s rights. I also established legal writing and communication skills to broaden field knowledge and understanding.

    $15.00 /hr
    32 hours
  5. Daniel Johnsen

    Daniel Johnsen

    US Corporate Attorney with MBA

    United States - Last active: 05/25/2014 - Tests: 1

    I am an extremely adept legal writer and researcher, with over 4 years experience helping companies meet their legal needs. I am persistent in my work, very detail oriented, and I always keep your needs in mind. My additional background in Finance and International Business allows me to manage technical and complex tasks in many areas in which other attorneys are weak. I will not stop until the job is done to your satisfaction! I can help you with: - Legal drafting - including a wide variety of business contracts, corporate policy, employee handbooks, and legal briefs - Legal research - including researching case law, federal and state regulation, and international law - Document review - including e-discovery, contract review, and litigation support - Contract negotiation - Business analysis - Financial analysis

    $40.00 /hr
    353 hours
  6. Tamas Hovanyecz

    Tamas Hovanyecz

    Business Analyst/Project Manager

    Netherlands - Last active: 12/01/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a full stack hustler with a multidisciplinary skill set. I hold degrees in business, law and technology. For the past 3,5 years I've worked at Morgan Stanley on a 4-million dollar IT project both as a business analyst and a project coordinator. Furthermore in the past year I have been involved in setting up, an IT startup company which performs hashtag-based content aggregation from social networking websites. During this period I have developed my project management and leadership skills both in a multinational large corporation and a small startup environment. I will bring important skills to any position, including: • time management and strong organizational skills • stakeholder management • effective communication skills • leadership skills I'm flexible in working from remote locations from different time zones.

    $16.67 /hr
    253 hours
  7. Edward D.

    Edward D.

    Certified English Expert, Fast, Efficient writer

    Philippines - Last active: 10/28/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a Certified English EXPERT, an experienced writer, researcher, editor and at one time the Webmaster and SEO of two legal Websites. Exceptional writing skills, creativity, solid research and careful organization are the hallmark of my career as writer and editor. Over the years I have gained considerable experience to further my career, helping clients achieve their goals, writing and editing for them their sales letters, press releases, e-Books, blog entries, business articles, legal articles, web content and many more. I am a clear, crisp writer with an analytical and incisive mind, and a strong self-motivation to carry on when things get tough.

    $16.00 /hr
    5,702 hours
  8. Stephanie Ang

    Stephanie Ang

    Client Services Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3

    To develop my skills and abilities as a person and to be able to share my talents with a growing dynamic firm. My Special qualities would include the ff:  Creative problem solver and researcher who can see big pictures while never losing sight of details that deliver results.  Can apply the highest levels of intelligence, creativity, resourcefulness, and judgment to complex business decisions.  Goal driven achiever with strong organizational skills and detail orientation.  Fast learner and is willing to learn.  Flexible, responsible, and hardworking person.  Fluent in English.

    $10.00 /hr
    77 hours
  9. Haidy F.

    Haidy F.

    Legal Researcher/Clerical Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 2

    I registered in Odesk to earn extra income through sharing my knowledge and expertise in Legal and Technical Writing. I have excellent English foundation in both oral and written communications. Below is my educational attainment and work experience for your reference: Education : Degrees Earned 1. Bachelor of Laws 2. BS Agri -Business Work Experience: (2010 to present) - legal research - legal writing - article writing - proofread - hub writer - ezine writer - blogger (2010 to Present) Legal Assistant City Legal Office (1999-2009) Local Government Unit Sales Executive Private Firm (1987 - 1995) Teaching: Computer School (part-time) Davao City Writer/Columnist Newsletter/Magazine (part-time) WORK EXPERIENCE Clerical Works: Legal Assistant a. Conduct research/investigation on important legal matters. b. Write business correspondence. c. Write comments/legal opinions. d. Provide legal advice or assistance. e. Prepare office budget requirements for office operations. Sales and Marketing a. Supervise personnel in all matters to make the store showroom attractive and pleasant to clients. b. Personally attend to customer's choice of equiptments from home, office and personal use. c. Prepare monthly sales reports or stock inventories. d. Prepare updated prices for items in cash or installment basis. e. Prepare salesmen's commissions per sales transaction and per monthly production incentive according to production quota. Other jobs performed a. Part-time teacher - Computer Innovations Center, Davao City. - Taught basic English grammar and communication skills. - Taught basic computer course. b. Contributor and columnist: Newsletter and Magazine - articles for information and for fun. - comments/opinions in an event, issue and any matters which require legal or clarificatory discussions Skills 1. Basic Computer Software Operations a. Word b. Excel c. PowerPoint d. Wordpress 2. Excellent oral and written communication skills 3. Legal research, legal writing, web content writing, SEO, technical Writing

    $7.78 /hr
    674 hours
  10. Yavgen M.

    Yavgen M. Agency Contractor


    Belarus - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 3

    Working with Finnish internet marketing agency, I aquired very strong skills and experience in affiliate marketing and internet marketing, Social Media Marketing. I have an experience in launching marketing campaigns in Eastern Europe region (aimed to Russian-speaking audience). As a qualified lawyer with more than 3 years' experience I'm good in Legal drafting and legal research.

    Associated with: Self Motivated Consultant

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours