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  1. Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Reality

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Kimberly S.

    Kimberly S.

    Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 2

    Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

    $33.33 /hr
    847 hours
    4.99
  3. Luzvimi Entila

    Luzvimi Entila

    legal, technical, business writing, articles, proofreading, editing

    Philippines - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 2

    Hi I am LUZVIMI VAFLOR ENTILA JR., a graduate of Bachelor of Arts major in English. Am too a graduate in Master of Public Administration. Had studies too in Master in General Education and in Doctor of Ministries, Alternative / Complementary Medicine and Human Resource Management. Been also a Government Student Scholar at the College of Law of the Mindanao State University in General Santos City, Philippines. Am a local journalist too writing in local and regional news papers in General Santos City and Mindanao region. Am an active Paralegal too at the Entila and Entila and Associate Law Firm, specifically assigned on documents writing and representations in varied quasi-judicial bodies.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  4. May Macalanda

    May Macalanda

    Legal practitioner with expertise in maritime claims and legal writing

    Philippines - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1

    I have worked for a law firm with expertise on Maritime Claims cases for almost ten years. I have decided to resign from this line of work to focus on home based online job related to documents drafting and documents review. I can provide companies with the needed proficiency in writing, editing, and preparation of legal documents, including jurisprudence research when necessary. I also have experience in teaching profession having worked as a law professor for the subjects/courses Obligations, Contracts, Sales, Corporations and Partnerships, which may prove useful in documents review and drafting or even in counseling aspects. Apart from my experience as legal practitioner, I also have experience in radio broadcasting in a radio program catering to public service, in particular, giving out free legal advise on air.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  5. Mary R.

    Mary R.

    Licensed Attorney and Legal Research and Writing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a licensed attorney (Iowa & Florida) with over ten years of legal research and writing experience, graduated in the top 10% of my law school class, was Captain of Drake University Law School’s National Moot Court Team, and earned my MBA while completing law school. I've been self-employed as a Freelance Law Clerk for the past six years. Prior to this position, I practiced healthcare and corporate law for two years in Florida. I left my law firm to accommodate my husband's career. I work with clients nationwide in a variety of practice areas, including: medical malpractice, personal injury, health care compliance, corporate transactional, ERISA, family law, bankruptcy, and general business litigation. I am also experienced at drafting and editing complex legal documents, such as pre-trial motions, supporting memoranda, client opinion letters, appellate briefs, and various transactional agreements. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of working for the legal and compliance departments at a major national Professional Employer Organization – my primary responsibilities in this role are to review the PEO’s contracts and policies to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and to modify the PEO’s contracts, policies, and agreements to bring them into compliance. I was also tasked with overhauling the PEO’s master service agreement – the agreement that is used with every PEO client – a project that required more than 50 hours of detailed and complex contract drafting. Please browse my website (http://www.lrw4attorneys.com) to learn more about my qualifications and experience.

    Groups: Blue Star Families

    $70.00 /hr
    457 hours
    4.91
  6. John K.

    John K. Agency Contractor

    All legal research/writing, and bankruptcy/debt protection

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - 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

    $30.00 /hr
    96 hours
    5.00
  7. Nic F.

    Nic F. Agency Contractor

    Provider of Writing/ Editing/Technical Services and Legal Insight

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - 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

    $33.33 /hr
    155 hours
    4.59