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Simone Monti

Simone Monti

Translator, English to Italian, I.T.,

Italy - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

Native Italian (Tuscan) fluent in English available for translation work from English to Italian and viceversa. I have a degree from the university of Florence in law and am therefore well versed in legal matters. I also have extensive computer experience and a passion for history. My professional experience includes marketing Italian brands for sale in English speaking markets. I've traveled extensively and place high value on cultural awareness as the foundation of effective translation.My wife is American and teaches English and works as a translator and interpreter as well. We often collaborate on jobs and together offer a truly comprehensive service.

64% Job Success
$17.00 /hr
9 hours

Heidi Stephens

Heidi Stephens


United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I am a paralegal, and I would love some extra work in the legal field. I have taken my legal research & writing classes, as well as criminal law, tort law, real estate law, and estate law. I graduate in a few month with my Bachelor's, and then move onto my Masters. I also have experience with web content and blog articles; I have written for various legal blog and firm websites.

87% Job Success
$13.61 /hr
335 hours

Samantha W.

Samantha W.

Quality Is Demonstrated Through Writing

Jamaica - Portfolio: 6

I’m a prolific writer who delights in composing poetic pieces, essays and articles, especially for blogging purposes. I’m meticulous in what I do and I spend most of my time searching for online opportunities. I love link building and all aspects of what SEO encapsulates. True art is my passion. “Quality is demonstrated through writing” Service Description Writing Services: A prolific writer with a vehement passion for books and expression. Placing much thought into assigned projects, I’m adroit in SEO content writing, blog writing, web content, essay writing, persuasive writing and the list continues. For several years I've been writing as a hobbyist, professional and freelancer. Past projects have equipped me with the pundit necessary to excel as a tremendous writer and person. I take great pleasure in learning new things and meeting new clients. Always up for the challenge, I’ll tackle any writing project, provided that it should be done in English, through research or natural creativity. For original, quality and timely writing pieces - including poetry - look no further. Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Since SEO is potent to Digital Marketing, it’s just as tantamount to your business. To assist in web visibility and website optimization for search engines, I specialize in On-page and Off-page SEO. Content Marketing: You have quality and original content on hand, what next? Articles don’t market themselves. It’s just not possible. If you’re interested in someone who is highly dedicated to your business, effective in getting the work done and arduous, hire me to market your content. Content marketing is a job for experts. With strategic planning, the ideal tools and a platform, content marketing is a job that’s right for me. If you’re dying for your book, website, blog, product ( or whatever it is) to get exposure and secure traffic, hire me to not only market but create your content. Social Media Management & Marketing: Social media marketing is a great avenue to secure traffic. Why?? Everyone is going social. With knowledge in driving campaigns, creating optimized content, posting, image optimization, #hashtag implementation and securing followers, your social media page will get the attention it deserves. Interaction is also important to the growth of any social media page. With a freelancer working behind the scenes, a like, share, or comment will never go unnoticed. I’m a pundit in various types of social media platforms. These include Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Pinterest and several others. LinkedIn is also a professional network to be added to the plate. Linkbuilding: Link building is rather personal and dear to my heart. It brings me great delight to assist Webmasters and Administrators to up their traffic and attract visitors daily, especially in organic search. By using SEO tools such as Google Analytics (For metrics and analytics) Webmaster Tools, ahrefs , SEOMOz Toolbar, Google Blog Search (and several other blog searching tools), Web 2.0 sites coupled with the aforementioned strategies, Link building comes quite easy. I’m very strategic and clear when developing strategies and campaigns. Your instructions are never taken for granted and results are always shown. Virtual Admin: If you want all the aforementioned tasks done and more, that can be easily arranged. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
692 hours

Beenu Ken

Beenu Ken Agency Contractor

Web Developer | Internet Marketing Expert

India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

Developed a lot of websites for business and individuals providing solutions in Php, HTML and Wordpress. Excellent experience SEO, SEM and SMM with outstanding exposure of quickly changing Search Engine Algorithms. Developing eCommerce web apps is an USP of mine, including API integration. Have got experience in legal research and patent filing too.

Associated with: Technovriti IT Solutions LLP

100% Job Success
$11.00 /hr
417 hours

Anirudha V.

NDA,Contracts Drafting, Patent, Website terms & Privacy Policy

India - Tests: 1

More than five years of experience as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Legal Researcher. My objective is to obtain a position whereby I can demonstrate my writing and research skills. I am very proficient at legal research in any jurisdiction, and I produce an excellent work product. Main job responsibilities includes Contract Drafting, Contract Review, Contract abstraction, Contract summary, drafting and review of non-disclosure agreement, patent and trademark search on USPTO site, Document review and many more paralegal processes.

$11.11 /hr
19 hours

Adrienne Espares

Adrienne Espares

Political Science and Law Graduate with good background in writing

Philippines - Tests: 3

Hi! My educational background has trained me in matters of diplomacy, public relations, and discipline as well as the knowledge and awareness with legal principles. These are the qualities that would help me become an efficient writer to cater your preferences. For almost 4 years of online writing experience and counting, I have gained strategic skills in legal research and in legal writing, which to my mind, greatly enhance my chance of producing quality outputs of any kind. Throughout the years, I have developed skills in writing that have positioned me to pursue online works better if not at par with the rest. I would say that my ability to learn quickly and my attention to details are my real strengths. I am looking forward working with you. Have a good day and God bless!

$3.00 /hr
6 hours

Gm M.

Gm M. Agency Contractor

Social Media, Digital Marketing, Web Content & Research Expert

Philippines - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 12

I am an experienced Web Admin, Social media manager, prolific writer and blogger with background in Law, Human Resource, SEO and Social Media Content Creation and Management. I can manage your website and social media campaigns. I regularly write for HubPages and blogs on different interests. Please refer to my Odesk Test scores (above average) as proof of related skills. Added to this is my extensive experience and strength in providing the following services: - BUSINESS OPERATIONS : Manual-Writing, PowerPoint Presentation Making, Online Research, Executive Summaries, Client Background Investigation, Document Management, News Aggregation, Business Letters writing, etc. - HUMAN RESOURCE: Company Profile Writing, Brochure Creation and Design, Job Description-Writing, Resume-writing for business executives,etc. - SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT: Blog Creation and Maintenance, FaceBook FanPage Creation and Maintenance (Businesses and Communities), Twitter Management, Pinterest Management, and the use of Hootsuite in managing all these - WEB CONTENT: Quality articles for blogs on topic areas such as Health, Fashion, Fitness, Music, Entertainment, Law, Energy, Self-Development, Skydiving, Travel, Dance, Lifestyle and Food. - LEGAL: Content for Legal blogs, Case Summaries, Contract Drafting, Legal Letters, Pleadings and Legal Research, Minute-Taking, Preparation of Legal Forms such as Secretary's Certificate, and Affidavits. - PHOTOGRAPHY: High-res photos needed for your products, including Photo Editing needed for your social media content needs.

Associated with: Fortune Online Business Solutions

$20.00 /hr
7 hours

Mara S.

Legal Clerk / Aviation / Software Testing

United States - Tests: 5

I am a 3L law student in the top 15% of my class. I am also the Editor-in-Chief of one of our law journals. Prior to law school, I worked in Software Quality Assurance and as an Airline Pilot. This background allows me to provide a variety of skills for projects. I am interested in writing, editing, testing, legal research, and other positions for which my skills are a match. I will provide a full resume upon request and confirmation that the position is legitimate. I will not work for below legal minimum wage, so please do not ask.

$33.33 /hr
53 hours