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Sarah S.

Sarah S.

Legal research, Article writing

United States - Tests: 4

Thank you for taking an interest in my profile. I graduated law school in 2008 with a goal of becoming a civil litigator, possibly in family law, although I was very interested in criminal and immigration laws, too. I was willing to enter any legal discipline when I experienced a near fatal stroke that left me unable to walk or speak clearly. None of my memories or cognition were compromised. I am able to do anything online, but I cannot speak clearly over the telephone. If an employer prefers to speak with me over the phone I can talk, but regular phone contact with clients is not possible. I am willing to work through the night if you require a fast turnaround time, but ordinarily I require about three days depending on the complexity of the issue. Working at home is easiest for me because I cannot drive or do many of the other things that are required to work outside of the home. I have recently decided I have not just lost everything; I have a great education and mind and I owe it to myself to use it. Just because I cannot pace back and forth giving a closing statement does not mean I should do nothing. My dreams are less grand than they were before, I want to be proud of my work and I want my employers to be satisfied. I will work as hard as I can because I want to begin working as soon as possible and cultivate long term relationships where possible with employers. I have unrivaled honesty and integrity; I am very proud of those qualities so I will never submit work that I am not proud to call my own.

72% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
3 hours

Marymichelle Lotano

Marymichelle Lotano

Attorney, Legal Writing, Creative Writing, Blog Writing, Short Essays

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

My education includes an undergraduate degree from Springfield College and law degree from Albany Law School. I am an excellent technical legal writer with years of legal writing experience, including appellate writing and educational writing. I am a published legal author with the New York State Bar Association. I am also a talented creative writer. My skills include creative writing, blog writing and short essays. I am currently preparing to publish a meditation book via Hay House Publishing. I also have a humor blog at via Word Press. I am looking for writing projects of varied durations and intensities that can be completed from home.

85% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
8 hours

Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson

Reliable, Professional Proofreader and Copy-Editor

United Kingdom

I provide a high-quality, dependable proofreading and copy-editing service. My professional background is in academia and legal services, but I have experience of reading, writing and editing publications of all types. I am a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and regularly accept freelance work from individuals and large publishing houses. You have already done the most important part of any project: the writing. You've worked hard at it and you've put in all the content it needs. But, like anything, a piece of writing needs to be polished before it's displayed to the world. That's where a professional proofreader and copy-editor comes in. Perhaps you're not a native English-speaker. Perhaps you are dyslexic or simply find it hard to fathom the panoply of seemingly mysterious rules and conventions that govern our language. Perhaps you want a fresh pair of eyes to pick up on what you missed or need to move on to your next project. Let me take care of it for you.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Nick P

Nick P

Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

New Zealand - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

97% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
966 hours

Emerson Cruz

Emerson Cruz

Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

El Salvador - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

Years of experience providing hardware tech support for US and Latam customers in English and Spanish therefore able to translate text with more accuracy, handle emails and documents, data bases also sales (placing and processing orders). Experience with two important companies Dell and Stream Global Services, Oriented to provide solutions and deliver excellent results. I´m the kind of person who likes to do things right at fist attemp even if that requieres an extra effort. As lawyer in my country I practice law and understand commom law system so I can translate texts to spanish with real native sense and legal meaning if requerired, also technologic-computer related texts, of course I translate to English too. As paralegal I have experiencie submitting legal petitions to US gov agencies (FOIL/FOIA) Im very use to work under metric parameters. I enjoy the work not because it´s funny but because you can feel proud when you do it right I am always available for a hire test so you can see the great results I can provide you

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
1,500 hours

John K.

John K. Agency Contractor

All legal research/writing, and bankruptcy/debt protection

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 21

Ivy League Graduate, legal writing/research; litigation services; bankruptcy prep; Degrees: J.D., Univ. of Pittsburgh Law School, 1971; B.A., Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1967. Many years private practice, with extensive experience in research and writing all subjects, practice specialties in torts, employment discrimination lawsuits, bankruptcy, and protection from creditors. Experienced in academic test and course writing for law students and paralegal students. Wrote multiple choice questions for online prep courses for multi-state bar exam. Wrote and edited home study courses in business law, litigation, real estate, torts, criminal law, estates, paralegal practice, computer basics and other subjects. President and founder of U.S. LawDesk Services, ebooks and educational services for basic legal knowledge. Author of ebooks listed on Amazon Kindle. Experienced consulting/writing services for Masters and Doctorate students in non-science and non-math subjects.

Associated with: LawDesk Services

75% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
96 hours

Nic F.

Nic F. Agency Contractor

Provider of Writing/ Editing/Technical Services and Legal Insight

United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

Accomplished and versatile professional with a rare mix of technical, business and legal expertise. Strong organization, prioritization and project management skills rooted in training in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. Possesses technical certifications in cyber security and networking, with work experience in intrusion detection, malware analysis, penetration testing/vulnerability scanning, compliance, and certification & accreditation. Graduate education at one of the top law schools and business schools in the U.S., with a focus on intellectual property, cyber law and data privacy. Firm grasp of the English language and high proficiency in the use and mechanics of grammar. Thoroughly enjoys both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for varied types of research and content editing. Highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive.

Associated with: Written Perfection

100% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
158 hours

Geetha Mathews

Geetha Mathews Agency Contractor

Content, Blog&Article Writing,legal Consulting, Web&Animation services

India - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 7

This is to introduce you to our division, VYGA WEB, working under the umbrella of our parent organization Vyga Animation Systems Pvt. Ltd. working in the auspices of Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram,India and to offer you our expert services in various fields of web development. We are a team of illustrious and enthusiastic professionals looking forward to deliver quality services to our clients. We are confident of our expertise and exposure and believe that we will be able to cater to our clients in a highly professional manner. Our team of web developers, animators & legal experts have been working over the past few years in this field and have a portfolio that beats any competitor. Their dedicated efforts and client friendly dealings have won them accolades and acceptances from our previous clients making them confident and competent to deliver more and better. The software developers & animators working with us are a team of highly talented people who can make any of your ideas come true with the sheer amount of hard work they put in. They have also been highly commented of by our previous clients. Software development and software support based on various platforms are at present a cake walk for us. Logo designers who are part of the highly creative talent force that works in our studio can churn out innovative and expressive logos in no time. Logos that satisfy your needs, announcing your presence in the markets of today can be designed by us with ease. Content writing, creative writing and legal services have also grown to be our area of expertise with many international clients availing services by our team of writers and legal experts. Services that we provide are listed below: 1.Web Solutions Web Site Designing Web Programming Web Application/ E-commerce Web Content Management System Web Domain Registration Web Hosting Solutions 2.Legal Services 3.Graphic Logo Designs Vector Illustrations 4.Content Writing Website content writing Article writing Proofreading Blog writing The reliability and professionalism that we have shown in our prior engagements is sure to make your business prosper and flourish. Visit our website for more details regarding our services and also to view our portfolio of previous projects.

Associated with: Vyga Animation Systems Pvt. Ltd.

77% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
404 hours

Rachel V.

Rachel V.

Experienced Editor, Proofreader, Translator, and Researcher

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

As an individual pursuing a law degree while maintaining my roots in language studies, I have perfected the diagnosis of issues relating to organizational all the way to punctuation. I have been editing and proofreading professional and academic papers, articles, books, project proposals, and correspondence for diverse businesses throughout work and academic history for five years. My degrees include English and French double majors, with a background in Linguistics, and I am currently pursuing a legal education. In my work, you will find that I have an analytical mind and a keen eye for details that contribute to the success of communicating complex ideas clearly and concisely. It is my goal to use my talents to transform writing, enhance the image of sentences, and bring simple words on a page to life to achieve your goals. My edits are guaranteed to be highly effective.

79% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
27 hours