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Legal writing is a form of technical writing used by lawyers, legislators and other legal professions to produce legal documents and express legal analysis. Affidavits, torts, litigation, contracts, legal letters and memorandums are just some examples of legal writing. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, legal writers can draft legal documents for businesses and professionals around the world.

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Legal writing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.78.

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  1. Miriam Weiss

    Miriam Weiss

    Creator Language & Design

    Spain - Last active: 1 month 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
  2. Sharon R.

    Sharon R. Agency Contractor

    Writer: Blogs, web content, Editor, Social Media, enewsletters, law ex

    United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    As a former journalist and freelance writer, I have gained a wide range of skills and experience in many areas of writing and editing. I have a long list of writing projects, which includes blogs, online news and feature articles, online news releases, website content development, editing, enewsletters, proofreading, keyword research, social media, script writing and speech writing. As a reporter first, and then editor of the Arkansas Sun, a countywide newspaper, I reported on everything from the plight of rice farmers to the goings-on at the County Courthouse. Some other past writing experience includes a screenplay that was produced, a monthly print magazine on state volunteerism for the Arkansas Governor's Office, and speech writing and new law summaries for the Arkansas Senate, as their Legislative Information Officer. As Assistant Director of the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities, I helped develop programs at a grass roots level to bring culture, history and education to adults and children in the state. In addition to my other jobs, I worked with a personal injury attorney for 15 years, negotiating settlements with insurance companies and arbitrators, preparing legal documents, and helping represent the law firm’s clientele. I continue to consult with two law firms concerning their online presence including social media development, online and offline press releases, enewsletters, and blog writing. My passions are elder care, the Arkansas Food Bank, cooking, and organic gardening. I am efficient, organized and dependable. I know that I would be an asset to any business willing to work with me.

    Associated with: UPDIVISION CODE

    $33.33 /hr
    534 hours
    4.98
  3. Heidi Stephens

    Heidi Stephens

    Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - 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.

    $13.61 /hr
    294 hours
    4.78
  4. Serena M.

    Serena M.

    Social media marketer, copywriter, designer, startup person

    Italy - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 22

    Hi! I'm Serena. I am: A startup founder; A social media marketer with +3 years experience; A designer and copywriter who likes a bold message; An Italian native speaker, proficient in English and with experience in translation; Ah, and an ex lawyer and a cum laude graduate. My portfolio https://www.pinterest.com/squarelaw/portfolio/ I can help you if you need content curation and copywriting; web design and print design; translating EN->IT; a social media strategy; some legal knowledge; or all of the above. If you are a startup I guess you need all of the above! Great attention to details, strong work ethic, ability to deliver by the deadline. Only one thing: never ask me to work outside of ODesk. So, how can I help?

    $21.90 /hr
    26 hours
    4.96
  5. Nikolaos Anagnostakis

    Nikolaos Anagnostakis

    Business & Legal Consultant - Independent Diplomat

    Greece - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 7

    After many years working nine to five I decided to become a freelancer. My last job was in New York working for the United Nations. Creativity and imagination can not be deployed in an environment that follow rules and standard patterns. If you want to make difference, you have to fail and try again until you make it happen.

    $111.11 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Laurel K.

    Laurel K.

    Professional Editor, Published Writer; FAST, efficient and reliable

    United States - Last active: 12/15/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    More than 20 years of professional experience in writing, editing, and proofreading! I am a PUBLISHED writer of hundreds of articles, websites, short stories, and books. Recent written work includes lengthy academic writing (APA, Harvard, MLA, ACS), historical research, how-to book, legal articles, and fiction in numerous genres. As a meticulous, disciplined professional, I will quickly and accurately provide you with expertise in proofreading, editing, creative writing, technical writing, copywriting, and research. With a BA in English you can be assured I have advanced skills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and complex linguistic structure. If you want expertise, speed, and quality in a writer, look no more!

    $35.56 /hr
    177 hours
    4.94
  7. Mary T.

    Mary T.

    Expert Writer-Editor-Proofreader / Financial Services SME

    United States - Last active: 03/22/2014 - Tests: 4

    A proven Native English professional looking for an opportunity to assist you by using the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed over a successful 30-year career . I previously performed in highly-visible management and subject matter expert (SME) positions that required research, writing, proofreading, fact checking, and editing technical and non-technical material. I have extensive experience working effectively in a remote environment. I have technical expertise in the bank/financial services industry and a deep and broad understanding of private business, government, and quasi-government activities. Some examples of past responsibilities are: * Authored a monthly column for national trade magazine. * Served as Managing Editor of a bi-monthly corporate newsletter distributed to thousands of clients, industry partners, trade organizations, and federal and state regulators. * Served as singular SME, course development consultant, and newsletter copywriter for a client providing training modules to banks, credit unions, and other financial services companies. This position required distilling convoluted, complex regulatory announcements and publications to straightforward, understandable messages. Applied APA writing standards. * Created and edited written communications to ensure consistency of style, accuracy of content and overall editorial quality. Applied the highest standards of spelling and punctuation and made effective and concise suggestions to improve deliverables. Managed and exceeded expectations for timing and quality of deliverables. Types of written documents included, but were not limited to:  Training modules; Internet websites;  Regulatory summaries;  Federal Reports of Examination (ROE);  Customer service scripts and advertising;  Policies and technical procedures;  Briefs, summaries, and reports to executive management;  Executive presentations; and,  Engagement proposals and contracts.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
    4.82
  8. E Marie Broussard

    E Marie Broussard

    Small Business Advisor

    United States - Last active: 11/19/2013 - Tests: 4

    I love working with individuals and small business to help them turn their visions and goals into reality. I've done an incredibly wide variety of things throughout my career. Some of the most valuable component I bring to my freelance work through oDesk include: Business plans, SB certifications and other writing - I am a seasoned writer with extensive experience writing business plans, preparing SB certification applications, writing speeches, legal writing, press releases, organizational memos and crisis management communication, creative writing and maintaining several blogs. Speaking and presentation - I am a seasoned public speaker, having done presentations, delivered speeches and moderated panel discussions taped in front of a live audience. Websites and productivity applications - I have built a variety of websites on various platforms including, Wordpress, Drupal, Joombla and Weebly. I enjoy working with clients and helping them to turn their web presence visions into reality. Helping to renovate or modernize existing websites is something I especially enjoy. I also help individuals and small businesses with technology systems integration such as finding the right cloud-based applications to suit your businesses needs. To learn more about my background, work history and skills, please visit my LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/emariebpi

    $45.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Olav M. Underdal

    Olav M. Underdal

    Patent Practitioner - Technology Executive

    United States - Last active: 06/27/2014 - Tests: 2

    Registered to practice before the USPTO. Enthusiastic, innovative, and results-oriented patent practitioner and technology executive with broad technical and business background. Strong communicator with proven ability to lead, motivate and inspire at all levels. Focused, hard-working leader with analytical mind-set. Successful manager of strategic innovation and large-scale, complex software, electronics, and technology development. M.S. in Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark with concentrations in Electronics, Software Engineering & Systems Engineering. M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. Co-inventor of 12 United States patents. Professional skills include: Patent Appplication Drafting | Patent Prosecution | Patent Search | Patentability Analysis | Patentability Opinon | Innovation Strategy | Technology Strategy & Roadmap Planning | Software Management | Engineering Management | Program Management | Agile Methodologies

    $83.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Kerry Hammon Garcia

    Kerry Hammon Garcia

    Litigation, Bankruptcy and Corporate Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 07/30/2014 - Tests: 2

    I have an office I currently work out of in downtown San Jose, and have over ten years of experience working as a bankruptcy, corporate, real estate, and litigation paralegal. I am currently working approximately 15-20 hours a week as a contract bankruptcy paralegal, and would like an additional 15 to 20 hours a week of paralegal work from another law firm or legal department to supplement my income. During my career as a paralegal, I have successfully assisted attorneys with all stages of litigation, including but not limited to, case management, discovery, legal research, motions, trial preparation, and e-filing (Pacer). Due to my excellent writing ability, I was given numerous opportunities to draft briefs, motions and other legal documents. In addition, I was responsible for numerous research projects based on my superior research skills using Lexis. I have also worked on numerous bankruptcy cases, including preparing bankruptcy petitions and schedules, bankruptcy pleadings and other documents in relation to bankruptcy cases. For three years I also worked in corporate legal departments, assisting with compliance issues for domestic and international subsidiaries, and created a global corporate calendar. In addition, I am self-motivated, a fast learner, detail oriented, a team player, and produce high quality work. In short, your firm would not regret its decision to hire me.

    $38.89 /hr
    5 hours
    5.00