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  1. Kimberly S.

    Kimberly S.

    Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

    United States - 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
  2. steven elias

    steven elias

    Legal Writing and Assistance

    United States - Tests: 5

    I am a former trial attorney who also served as the principal appellate lawyer for a former firm preparing and arguing briefs for cases on appeal. As an attorney, I also drafted numerous motions, trial and arbitration briefs, and business contracts. For over five years, I have been providing content for legal blogs, legal informational websites, manuals, and for law offices seeking new or revised content for their online sites. I have done re-writes and original content on topics including entertainment and trademark law, employment issues, personal injury, bankruptcy, family law, and criminal defense. I have also provided contract templates for a company that offers them to the general public or to other companies seeking employment contracts, NDAs, IP protection and other miscellaneous matters. I work quickly and ensure that my work passes copyscape and a plagiarizer checker.

    $35.00 /hr
    647 hours
    4.83
  3. Laura Anderson

    Laura Anderson

    Legal Research and Writing

    United States

    I am excellent at researching information needed for cases. I am proficient in Westlaw, Bloomberg, and Lexis, JSTOR, HeinOnline and free resources; Google Scholar, FDsys, Congress.gov, Cornell Law, Justia, among others. I have completed pro bono work for the National Clearinghouse for Science Technology and the Law (NCSTL); I found new cases for the database and wrote case descriptions including search terms to be used along with a free site that the case can be found. I have also completed Research and Writing I & II; I wrote a Memorandum and an Appellate Brief. I really enjoy researching and writing.

    $12.00 /hr
    3 hours
    0.00
  4. Sandra Fernandes

    Sandra Fernandes

    Legal Assistant (Contract Law, Legal Research and Writing)

    Portugal - Tests: 1

    In the last 10 years, my work was developed in the Real Estate area: - Contract Drafting, - Contract review, - Drafting of complaints, Rent agreements, Leave and license agreement. - Legal writing - Legal and tax advice to companies and individuals. I also worked on legal aspects of human resources: - Labor contracts, - Processing salaries, compensation and taxes.

    $7.22 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  5. 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

    $30.00 /hr
    96 hours
    5.00
  6. 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

    $33.33 /hr
    155 hours
    4.59
  7. 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 www.vygaweb.com for more details regarding our services and also to view our portfolio of previous projects.

    Associated with: Vyga Animation Systems Pvt. Ltd.

    $8.00 /hr
    404 hours
    4.46
  8. Roman R.

    Roman R.

    Lawyer / Writer / (expert in legal writing and translations)

    Bahrain

    * (setting up low rate of $/hr to gain feedbacks shortly and to move forward faster) Extremely responsible, enthusiastic and always ready to go for an extra mile. 3 lingual (English, Ukrainian, Russian) INTERNATION lawyer. I have gained my vast international legal experience, working as an in-house lawyer in Moscow, Kiev, Montreal and Dubai. Qualified and admitted as an advocate in Moscow and Dubai. My spheres of expertise are: - - Contract law and Risk analyses - - Business entity foundation (SPC, LLC, JSC) including OFFSHORE - - Legal drafting (Contracts, MOA & AOA, memorandums, BOD decisions, minutes, policies and procedures, protocols, instructions, rules of conduct, etc.) - - Legal research and consultancy (proficient in explaining complicated legal jargon in simple words) - - Academic legal writing You may find my skills in journalism useful as well. I am a professional translator (English-Russian-Ukrainian). I personally consider WRITING, such as ESSAYS, ACADEMIC RESEARCHES, ARTICLES and blog writing, as my hobby. I won’t be mistaken if I say that my experience counts more than 15 years, as I have started to write from the school bench and never stopped. My sphere of expertise in TRANSLATION: - Economy - Mechanics and Technics - Environmental studies - Law My sphere of expertise in WRITING: - Social Studies - Academic researches - IT articles - Politics - Couching and Teaching - Relationships of any kind - Philosophy and Analytics

    $5.60 /hr
    4 hours
    0.00