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  1. Stephanie Ang

    Stephanie Ang

    Client Services Manager

    Philippines - 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
  2. Daniel Johnsen

    Daniel Johnsen

    US Corporate Attorney with MBA

    United States - 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
  3. Haidy F.

    Haidy F.

    Legal Researcher/Clerical Specialist

    Philippines - 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
  4. Tamas Hovanyecz

    Tamas Hovanyecz

    Business Analyst/Project Manager

    Netherlands - 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
  5. Edward D.

    Edward D.

    Certified English Expert, Fast, Efficient writer

    Philippines - 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
  6. Christopher E.

    Christopher E.

    Content and Article Writer

    United States - 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
  7. Gretchen C.

    Gretchen C.

    VA, Data Entry, Researcher, Certified Paralegal

    United States - 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
  8. Yavgen M.

    Yavgen M. Agency Contractor


    Belarus - 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
  9. Jerome Villeza

    Jerome Villeza Agency Contractor

    Data entry with experience on MS Office, fast web researcher,

    Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    I am currently a Tech Support Representative working for Microsoft which includes handling technical and software issues on computers. This is not only technical but also a social work since we do work with people. Building rapport and connecting to these people on a personal level is key for a great experience for the customer I have: -a rather sturdy people skill allowing me to be able to collaborate with people and work effectively in a team environment -a good command of the English language -the ability to work well with little or no supervision -decent client support service -the ability to set my priorities on tasks and to deliver my requirements on or before the scheduled time -the ability to deal with highly personal and confidential information that I may come to know of -initiative and dedication to do my tasks -proficient Microsoft Applications skills especially in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint -the willingness to learn new things -uncanny ability to find things on the internet and get things done within a time limit

    Associated with: Philippine Agency Agency

    $3.33 /hr
    6 hours
  10. Subhasree D.

    Subhasree D.

    Results oriented Professional with 10+ years of experience.

    India - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    To establish a challenging and growth-oriented career that would provide a strong base with an opportunity to display my talent and nurture my skills as a qualified freelancer.

    $8.89 /hr
    2,976 hours